Build Bridges Not Borders feat. Akala

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Drop Dead Fred
Too many times hear lies ‘bout asylum
I set it straight with rhymes on a beat
Some people have clearly got the wrong idea
Migrants they don’t bring crime to our streets
Face it they’re more often victims mate
Of racist workplaces and them who discriminate
Living in a place riddled with hate
Where refugees and immigrants take the blame for the sins of the state
The blame is passed to immigrants
When the fact is they pay more tax than they claim in benefits
The BNP speak of repatriation spread lies turn their back on the evidence
“Asylum seekers take our jobs”
They’re stopped from working actually
You want the truth you better learn the facts people
“Knife crime rising because of asylum”
Is a made up excuse so they can stop and search black people
I think it’s blatant mate this ‘New Britain’ is a racist state
They got companies like John Mass
Making millions off letting them a derelict place to stay
Racism is a tool used to divide and rule
From the methods of the police to the ghettoised schools
So for this Christmas on my wish list is
Everybody getting together to (build bridges)

Build Bridges, Not Borders
‘Cos there’s too many families getting deported
Build Bridges, Not Borders
They pay their way in tax we’re not getting extorted
Build Bridges, Not Borders
It’s not always the way that paper reports it
Build Bridges, Not Borders
Imagine it was you fleeing war-torn quarters

(Akala, Verbal Terrorists – bridges not borders – listen)
I ain’t into this tokenistic nonsense of liberal words
That only further the oppression of the people that it claims to serve
Multiculturalism is just a couple syllables
That really means we all worship one cause
The history and culture of most of the planet
Remains to be deliberately distorted or ignored
We’re not all the same don’t be so stupid
And why would we wanna be that’s where the beauty is
In the differing views of reality
Not the pathetic paternal pretence of charity
That only serve to reinforce our image of power
So we can continue to devour
Everything but borders we build more of ‘em
But bridges the only thing we walk on water over
But building bridges is hard we gotta deal with the scars
Even if we cause the harm


The papers play meticulous games insidious ways
Displaying racist traits with subliminal hate
Their sinful criminal claims having immigrants blamed
Cos they’ll go and slave for days for less than minimum wage
“They took our jobs” we didn’t want them any way
So blame your boss his greed at fault at any rate
Ignorance disseminates and then it penetrates
You say they take our housing yet you never state
Priorities always given to the British citizens
Imagine living in a village an innocent civilian
Militant missions come with missiles they’re pillaging
So you flee to Britain faced with similar images
‘Cos our government’s even imprisoning little uns
With their parents it’s careless and belittling
Kings of spin politicians they diven’t slip it in
Saying ‘Every child matters’ -- the irony’s sickening
You wanna argue this from a moral perspective?
Your family tree would say that your quarrel’s selective
Cos we’re all from Africa so honour, respect it
Look at British culture we’ve borrowed the best bits
Want to take the economic route? You need to get off it
Immigrants contribute £2 billion in net profit
They just want a scapegoat to distract from problems
Like a microcosm of the Nazi pogroms


from The War On Terra, released November 22, 2011
Lyrics: Drop Dead Fred; Nobull; Akala
Production: Mr. Blazey



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