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topical tom 17 Oct 07 - 04:32 PM
bfdk 17 Oct 07 - 05:24 PM
topical tom 18 Oct 07 - 11:17 AM
topical tom 18 Oct 07 - 11:28 AM
bfdk 18 Oct 07 - 12:23 PM
topical tom 18 Oct 07 - 05:53 PM
Peace 18 Oct 07 - 05:59 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: you don't speak for me
From: topical tom
Date: 17 Oct 07 - 04:32 PM

When I heard this song I found it powerful and compelling but I forget who sang it and (of course!) I forgot the lyrics.
          Can someone help me out?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: you don't speak for me
From: bfdk
Date: 17 Oct 07 - 05:24 PM

Is this what you're looking for?

You Don't Speak For Me
Judy Small

You who scribble on walls with your miniscule minds
You who make midnight calls, you who rattle my blinds
The violence you preach is the core of your creed
You don't speak for me

You call yourselves patriots, swastika-style
You feed on the fear of the ignorant child
There's no love of nation or people or land
In the hatred behind your smile
You don't speak for me, no you don't speak for me

I've seen where you come from, I've seen where you lead
It's a poisonous fruit that grows from your seed
You stir up the hatred till something explodes
You don't speak for me

You who slaughter free creatures and then call it sport
You proudly display the corpses you've shot
You talk about freedom and rights and control
You don't speak for me

You who poison the airwaves with Ghengis Khan views
You broadcast your bias and call it the news
You say that you speak for the millions out there
And deny that you're lighting a dangerous fuse
You don't speak for me, no you don't speak for me

You don't speak for me, you don't speak for my friends
We've followed that line, we've seen where it ends
Intolerance, hatred, division and strife
You don't speak for me

You who march in your hundreds of thousands for peace
You who work for political prisoners' release
You who fight the injustice of women ignored
You speak for me

You who combat apartheid wherever it's seen
You who struggle to keep the unique forests green
You who fight for the rights of all people in chains
You speak for me, you speak for me, you speak for me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: you don't speak for me
From: topical tom
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 11:17 AM

No, I don't think that's the one I was thinking of but, wow, what a great song! Do you think you could send me the song? Do you know who wrote (or sings) it?
    All questions, no answers, that's me! Sorry!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: you don't speak for me
From: topical tom
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 11:28 AM

Sorry, bfdk! I see that Judy Small wrote and sang it.Please put my errors down to older age and feebler eyesight!Again, many thanks for your help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: you don't speak for me
From: bfdk
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 12:23 PM

You're welcome :-)

Sorry, can't help you with a recording, but it's on Judy's "Home Front" LP from 1988 (Crafty Maid Music, PO Box 467, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia). I suppose they have a homepage by now, and the record may be available on CD, so try googling them.

Best of luck with locating the song you want.

Bente


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: you don't speak for me
From: topical tom
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 05:53 PM

bfdk:

    Do you know if this song can be downloaded from anywhere on the Internet? I mean the song you sent the lyrics to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: you don't speak for me
From: Peace
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 05:59 PM

Sound sample here.

(Requires Windows Media)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: you don't speak for me
From: topical tom
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 07:12 AM

http://www.fourdogsmusic.co.uk/_P
_561_the-best-of-judy-small-judy-small/?1=1&ps=178    Thanks, Peace.I also found a longer version at the url printed above, although the end of the song is cut off. Again, many thanks.


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