A Piece of White Paper

G                          C               G
Standing outside, with a piece of white paper,
     G               D          G
All over China, we’re taking a stand.
Our voices were silenced, on threat of violence,
     C          G          D          G
But now we’ve awoken, all over the land.

     G            C               G
all over the land, all over the land,
C          G
We defy the Party,
     D         G
all over the land.

The children are burning, locked up in a tower,
Out west in Urumqi, they’ll never come home,
The government crackdown, on covid continues,
While the rest of the world, are all free to roam.

They’re all free to roam, They’re all free to roam,
While we’re locked up in cages,
They’re all free to roam

We’re calling for Xi, to let go of power,
He’s had his two terms, its time to step down,
And while we are talking, of unfettered power,
It’s time for the Party, to return to the ground,

Return to the ground, Return to the ground,
It’s the end of the Party,
Now return to the ground.

We’re standing in Shanghai, standing in Guangzhou,
We stand in Beijing, and out in Chengdu,
Listen to our voices, we will not be silenced,
You may kill a few, but we’re coming for you.

we’re coming for you, we’re coming for you,
There’s power in the people,
we’re coming for you.

Keep Politics out of Sport

by Daniel Kelly – 2022

Keep Politics out of Sport,
Is what I heard him say,
If we let them hide, the genocide,
It’s sure to go away.
There’s people making money here,
And there’s sports careers at stake,
Am                     Em
This ain’t the time to make a stand,
Am            G       Am
Even as the Uyghurs break.

Keep Politics out of Sport,
Is what he said to me,
They promised in 2008,
that everyone was free,
This isn’t a surveillance state,
We have the rule of law,
Peng Shui is safe, insider her home,
Of that you can be sure.

Keep Politics out of Sport,
Remember your history,
We joined the games in 36’
In an open Germany,
I can’t recall what happened next,
They were probably okay,
It’s not like they used the platform,
To justify their violent way,

Keep Politics out of Sport,
Just let the players play,
The Uyghurs and the Falun Gong,
Are probably okay,
We don’t understand the drivers,
They have a different need,
To beat, kill and to imprison,
People who should be freed.

Keep Politics out of Sport,
Forget about Taiwan,
They’re probably gonna end up,
Like the people in Hong Kong,
We can’t impose democracy,
We can’t enforce what’s right,
If we boycott Beijing’s Olympics,
We could well start a fight.