"A Stones Throw Away" as written by and Paul John Weller....
For liberty there is a cost - its broken skulls and leather cosh,
From the boys in uniform - now you know whose side their on -
With backing - with blessing,
From earthly gods not heaven,
A stones throw away from it all.

Whatever pleasures those who get - from stripping skin with rhino whip,
Are the kind that must be stopped - before their kind take all we've got -
With loving - with caring,
They take great pride in working,
The stones throw away from it all.

Whenever honesty persists - you'll hear the snap of broken ribs,
Of anyone who'll take no more - of the lying bastards roar -
In chile - in poland,
Johannesburg - south yorkshire,
A stones throw away: now we're there.

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"A Stones Throw Away" as written by Paul John Weller

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    General Commentcant believe this has had no comments!
    my favorite style council song and probs one of the best songs Weller has written
    Jack_Allanon March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPowerful lyrics, definitely a response to the miners situation at the time, refering no doubt to the police waving their batons
    SmithersJones87on May 31, 2009   Link

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