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Shoot first, don't think
That's the politics of the pigs
Shoot first, don't think
It's a bloody sport, it bloody stinks
Don't think, shoot first
See how the bourgeois dream is cursed
Don't think, shoot first
It can't get better, just gets worse

Cos when you look into those brown eyes
Can see they're trying to blow our dreams away
And as the flames smoke into the sky
We're left with nothing much to say

Eliminate, eliminate
From childhood, you were taught to hate
From childhood, you were taught to hate
Your so-called enemies of the state
The activist, The pacifist, the communist, the unionist
the socialist, the feminists, and anything that comes from Wits

Cos when you look into those brown eyes
You can see they're trying to blow our dreams away
And as the flames smoke into the sky
Well, we're left with nothing much to say
No, we've got nothing much left to say
We can still dream our lives away

Shoot first, don't think
That's the politics of the pigs
Shoot first, don't think
It's a bloody sport, bloody stinks
Don't think, shoot first
See how the bourgeois dream is cursed
Don't think, shoot first
It can't get better, just gets worse

These Ous are heavy, these Ous can kill
These Ous are crazy, they're waiting on the hill
These Ous are cowboys, these Ous are nuts
These Ous are bossies, these Ous can't get enough
These Ous are heavy, these Ous are rough
These Ous are serious, these Ous will fuck you up
These Ous are heavy, these Ous are tough
These Ous will shoot you, you know stones just aren't enough

Eliminate, eliminate
From childhood, you were taught to hate
From childhood, you were taught to hate
Your so-called enemies of the state
The activist, The pacifist, the communist, the unionist
the socialist, the feminists, and anything that comes from Wits

These Ous are heavy, these Ous are tough
These Ous are serious, these Ous are fucking rough
These Ous are bossies, these Ous are nuts
These Ous have lost it
These Ous...

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from The Otherwhite Album (Pre​-​Order), releases October 1, 2021
Words & Music James Phillips.

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James Phillips Johannesburg, South Africa

James Phillips, who died aged 36 in July 1995, was a composer, musician, bandleader and the voice and conscience of a generation of white South Africans.
His music was born at the same time as the Soweto Riots and then fused in a strangely comfortable way with the punk musical explosion. His songwriting bloomed through apartheid’s darkest years and into the dawning of the new era.
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