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.