"Picket Line" as written by and Robert Newton Calvert....
There's a convoy coming:
Carrying a load of coal.
All we've got is banners,
On a six-foot pole.
I said: slow down brother,
You ain't driving in here.
Shove that lever into reverse gear
We're the picket line.?

The police are massing,
In their riot gear.
They've got pickaxe handles
And it's very clear,
That they're just strike-breakers
Working for the government.
I said: slow down brother,
You ain't driving in here.
Shove that lever into reverse gear
We're the picket line.?

It's cold,
It's so fucking cold.
My fingers are purple,
And I'm losing my hold.
It's a shame
Such a crying shame.
Even if we win this
They'll still red file my name

I'm standing
Standing on the picket line
I said I'm standing
Standing on the picket line
I'm standing
Standing on the picket line
I'm standing
Standing on the picket line
Standing, standing
Standing on the picket line
I'm standing


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"Picket Line" as written by Robert Newton Calvert

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    Song MeaningThis song is taken from Calverts 1984 album Freq, a concept work which deals with industrial relations in Maggie Thatchers Britain. Between the songs there are audio clips where Calvert, along with former Bonzo The Dog vocalist Viv Stanshall visit picket lines and debate and engage with striking coal miners. This track expresses Calvert's sympathy for the striking miners fighting for their way of life against a system that is hell bent on the destruction of their unions.
    Stashyjonon February 22, 2014   Link

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