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Stand up, the working class – Arthur meets Sandra; a feisty, driven young activist & a kindred spirit.

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STAND UP, STAND UP, THE WORKING CLASS

So many are caught out, so many are done
promises broken when batlle is won
if you are poor, don't be sick, old or young
but pick a red rose come the springtime

Pay excessive rent for a place you can't own
don't lose your job, in the street you'll be thrown
no options left, not a chance to re-grow

best fly the red flag come the springtime

no chance in life, if born poor you'll die poor
you'll be a cash cow for the rich to make more
who charge through the nose for care for the old
and don't care how they treat them

and you've heard, all their words
they act civilised to hide their greed

this gap from the rich is a 30's revival
the best you can do is hope for survival
you're told it's because you're dumb that you're poor
but you don't have to be smart to be wealthy

a zero hours job, where you're treated like dirt
no chance to progress, or make yourself heard
in freezing cold weather, running low on food
a payday loan until wednesday

turn on the telly, you're condemned as a type
if you use a food bank, you're a victim of spite
a Victorian asylum, brought back to life
to be laughed at by the wealthy

we are what's left of the proud working class
we think of others, take the greedy to task
we must make the change soon, as all things must pass
fair society for the needy

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