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Labi Siffre lyrics : "Schooldays"

Schooldays
I learned your dates and numbers
I learned that you were a winner

That you were still civilised
And I, I was your burden
Schooldays


I learned about your victories
The valour and the glory that was yours

And I, the heathen had to hide
'Cos God was on your side
You never told me the thief came in the night

And stole my birth right
You never told me the empire you built then
Was founded on

The bodies of
My murdered brethren


You taught me to despise
Me seen through your eyes
Now I clearly see the lies you call your history

Schooldays

You taught me with your movies

The red man was no man at all
He could not hold his alcohol
The black man likes to sing and dance

But does not have intelligence
Schooldays


Said my sins would be forgiven
If truly I repented
To wash my sins away

Your way!
But you have not repented
You are just the same

You never told me that Jesus was a Jew
And still you swear his hair was fair
His eyes were baby blue

You taught me to despise
Me seen through your eyes
But now I clearly see the lies you called your history

The lies you call your history
Schooldays
Schooldays

Schooldays!

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