I can't blame you for tryin'
With broken glass halos on your feet
Free shoes, free books for every kid you meet
Join the serenade on your street

You better rest, then run
You better rest, then run
You better rest, then run
'Cos the brothers off the block never had that luck

The courage to die for your people
You better set those brothers free
The courage to die for what you believe in
Set those brothers free
You better set those brothers free

Read about Cable Street in the papers
Liverpool dockers with desperate measures
Determined destiny with broken by the bowed down bows
And leather rifles look so mean
Give 'em what they need

You better rest, then run
You better rest, then run
'Cos the brothers on the block never had no luck
The courage to die for your people
You better set those brothers free
Father, son, and brother
Together in unity
Oh, you gotta set those brothers free

As the fires go low on your faithful soul
Gotta reeducate the high streets Joe
You get a bullet in the back for all the promise beaten back
You get a bullet in the back for all the promise beaten back
You transcend street corner singer at the age of 22
Now what you gonna do

And there's a junkie sunrise over Oakland Bridge
And there's a junkie sunrise over Oakland Bridge
And there's a junkie sunrise over Vauxhall Bridge
And there's a junkie sunrise over Vauxhall Bridge

You better rest, then run
You better rest, then run
You better rest, then run
You better rest, then run
'Cos the brothers off the block never had no luck

The courage to die for your people
You better set those brothers free
The courage to die for what you believe in
Revolutionary, dead and buried
He's a revolutionary, yeah
He's a revolutionary
Oh, he's a revolutionary


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