"The Mufty Day Riots" as written by and Morrison....
I don't know how it started, but it began around eleven
It was worse than the Red Nose Day riots of 1997
Mr Herringbone could not have known the horrors he'd unleash
When he declared a no-school-uniform day for local charities

Now the deputy headmaster is with Mr Herringbone
At the window of the staffroom shouting through a megaphone
He says get back to your lessons now, as the building is attacked
Then from the window of the staffroom he read the mufty riot act

To all the kids dressed in their Adidas, their Reebok and their Nike
And the boy whose Vans were second-hand, all the others called him pikey
The caretaker appealed for calm, the librarian for quiet
But nobody knew how to stop the mufty day riots

And black and white, and straight and gay
Would all unite on mufty day

The food fight in the dinner hall was a forty-minute gunge-fest
There was chocolate pudding on the walls, it was like a dirty protest
From the H-blocks, Mr Burton said, from the 1970s
In the midst of all this madness he was still teaching History

To the Dolce & Gabbana, to the Burberry and to those
In the Marilyn Manson T-shirts and the long black leather coats
There was anarchy and chaos, there was looting, there were fires
And still no-one knew how to stop the mufty day riots

And black and white, and straight and gay
Would all unite on mufty day
And words and deeds are noble but
Sometimes you need to smash things up

The riots spread from the dinner hall across the football field
The PE teacher stood there like a one-man human shield
He stood there with his outstretched hands as the goalposts were uprooted
He couldn't understand why anyone could be so stupid

The PTA would later blame designer label envy
And the lack of some religion in the school's assembly
If the kids believed in something more than coats and mobile phones
Then they wouldn't be on the roof of the Art Department throwing stones

They were armed and they were dangerous, and some of them were drunk
A group of tabloid journalists was telling them to jump
They were just about to build a bonfire for the teachers on the top
And then as quickly as the riot started, suddenly it stopped

And black and white, and straight and gay
Would all unite on mufty day
And words and deeds are noble but
Sometimes you need to smash things up


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