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Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp Songbook

41 Silos Action Song

Greenham Common women dancing on silos January 1, 1983.

We went into the silos and sang some new year songs
We knew what we were doing and we knew it wasn't wrong.

- Chorus -
So, we don't wanna go, go to the prison no more.
We never done nuthin' to break the peace
Wo-oh the system is bad, the system is bad.

The police came to arrest us, they dragged us through the clay
They put us in a riot van and they drove us all away - Chorus -

We asked them what the charge is and they said it was a breach of the peace
We said it wasn't me judge in fact it was the police - Chorus -

They took us to the courtroom and they asked for our defence
We told them about Cruise Missiles that's why we climbed the fence - Chorus -

They took us to the prison and they locked us in a cell
But we kept right on singing and made lots of friends as well - and none of us should go
Go to this prison no more. We never done nuthin' to break the peace
Wo-oh the system is bad, the system is bad.

[No information about author and composer.]

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