Steel Pulse - Uncle George (original)

This one's in memory of, Uncle George
We brethrens aware, we sympathize, now rest in peace

George! George! George!
George Jackson Soledad brother
George! George Jackson Soledad brother
George! George Jackson Soledad brother
Malicious, unjust society, he became revolutionary

George Jackson Soledad brother
George Jackson Soledad brother

No three cheers for Uncle George
Baton clap but Lord truncheon make no applause
Weathered face of distortion behind iron bars
Sights of darkness and torture and condemned fate that he saw
They framed him, yes they framed him
Backraw back up George, right now in the morgue
He's rebelling for a cause
Eleven years he's beared the scars of injustice, yeh
Deeper scars remain of solitary confinement
No you can't trust the fuzz
He only stole seventy dollars
He was advised to plead guilty
He got not one year, but life for demanding his rights, George

George Jackson Soledad brother
George Jackson Soledad brother
Malicious, unjust society, he became revolutionary
George Jackson! Soledad brother!

(..)

Prevented, prohibited, from pardon and parole
Just a foolish youth, from backraw man he stole
Now he lies there rotting in a morbid morgue
The Fuzz claimed he suffered a disease call
Rebelling for a cause. Rebelling for a cause
Rebelling for a cause. Rebelling for a cause

Oh Lord, them got George, them shot George, help George!

George Jackson Soledad brother
George Jackson Soledad brother
George Jackson Soledad brother
George Jackson Soledad brother
Malicious, unjust society, he became revolutionary
Confinement confinement, confinement confinement
George, George Jackson..

Note:

This song, released in 1979, was re-recorded in 2004.
It is also called Uncle George.

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