"Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down" as written by and Robert Hingley....
Each day I wake up in this gray old town
Each day the system tries to bring me down
With a minimum wage in the factory
I'm slaving in the Twentieth Century
And the whole damn world is gangin up
to bring me to my knees

And now the neighbors make it loud and clear
That they want no ravers moving in around here
I won't play ball, won't do as I'm told
I'd rather be a square peg in a round hole

Don't let the bastards grind you down
Don't let them grind you down
Don't let the bastards grind you down
Don't let them grind you down

I'm living in a world where I don't really fit
Every day walking through the same old shit
I'm gonna get my gun, gonna get prepared
I'm not impressed and I'm not scared

Don't let the bastards grind you down
Don't let them grind you down
Don't let the bastards grind you down
Don't let them grind you down

Me say...

Ah we livin in da ghetto
On da streets of dis town

...you a man
You stand up firm
Gotta stand up strong
Listen ghetto youth
Dis how we keep in da land

Don't let the bastards grind you down
Don't let them grind you down
Don't let the bastards grind you down
Don't let them grind you down

Don't let the bastards grind you down
Don't let them grind you down
Don't let the bastards grind you down
Don't let them grind you down


Lyrics submitted by Hooper_X

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    My Interpretation"I'm not a prankster, I'm not scared"?

    As for the patois part, this is what I've got so far:

    "Me say teh war must start
    Dem no one can a win
    Dem a talk about da taller
    Dem a think a fi me get

    Dem a fi kick on teh foot
    When I jump on riddim
    And the whole world stop
    Upon teh dem high fear

    Are we livin in da ghetto
    On a streets a get sharp
    I don't think that you need
    A gun to act up as a man
    You got to stand in firm
    And stand up strong
    Listen ghetto youth
    Dis how we keep in da land"
    Snipeon August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha ever notice that this is the theme song to the cartoon-show "Ka-BLAM!"?

    as for the meaning...the title says it all. the toasters dont try to disguise their message too much, haha.
    JazzButcheron November 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJazz.

    Two-Tone Army is the theme song to Ka-Blam.
    RavenSanon June 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"nolites te bastardes carborundorum"
    Sadexon November 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about not letting the bastards grind you down.
    nba1341on August 28, 2012   Link

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