"Forces Of Oppression" lyrics - THE POP GROUP

"Forces Of Oppression"

Training for us, it's good training for us
Against the forces of oppression.
Riots in the Grove, road blocks in Brixton,
Vigilantes in St. Paul's, Handsworth and all.
And they come with lead in their batons, pretending,
Defending the National Front.
With their symbol of hate right in our face.

Paramilitary exercises in the ghetto...
The rich get richer, and the poor will die.

"...and I do know of people from the underground who constantly carried weapons, and I could not avoid the impression that to them, they were a boost to their masculinity. The weapons multiplied their virility..."

The armed wing is Column 88, Column 88, the return of the Panthers, Column 88...
It's good training for us against the forces of oppression.
Self-defence is no offence.