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A Declaration of independence, the other person has cleared,
Understand the perspective, get the directive, and realise our fears.
We're simply trying to connect nowadays, but does anybody want to know?
I'm finding it hard putting feelings into words, another chapter remains unwrote.

They say, we're standing firmly in the rain simply waiting for it to stop.
They said, that we should build new umbrellas because we're stuck in our own rut.
I say, blow away the rain clouds, for the new horizon is crystal clear.
It's took sometime, but we're on the right track. Now where do we go from here?

Sick and tired of worthless statements, pissed off with the same old songs.
You stuff your moral rule book of what's allowed, what's right and wrong.
Oh yeah! There's those who only criticise yet offer nothing new.
Solutions? Ideas? Just raked up shit! What a clever thing to do.

We must strive on for what we know is right, we know all too well there's no end in sight
But human nature is still on our side as the politicians fall into landslide.
We're out on the street, feeling the beat of the heart's in anger at the upper crust elite
Who don't hear us scream or beg for a halt or when we weep over what their society aborts

1981
President Reagan and the pope face assassinations' bullets and escape with their lives
But in Cairo Sadat dies in a hail of automatic fire
From Brixton to Belfast riots rage and fires burn
The royal wedding of Prince Charles is celebrated
In America the skies roar as Columbia the first space shuttle blasts off
But as winter descends, so does the chilling news of martial law in Poland

1982
Argentina invades Falklands
And Spielberg captures our imaginations
Unemployment rises above three million
And with threat of cruise missiles twenty thousand women go to war to safe guard peace
Britain gets it's fourth T.V. station
Princess Diana gives us a royal heir
The I.R.A. bring horror to Hyde Park
Breshnev dies in Russia
And Israel invades Lebanon

1983
As protesters get into their stride at Greenham
Ronald Reagan promises to make Star Wars a frightening reality
Back on earth the Soviets admit to shooting down a Korean airliner
Maggie Thatcher triumphs again
And America's first woman astronaut is in space
For Grenada its an American invasion

1984
After twelve weeks the striking miners still battle on
And in Brighton the P.M. and cabinet narrowly escape death as an I.R.A. bomb rips through the Grand Hotel.
Yvonne Thatcher is gunned down and her murderer flies away a free man
Rajiv Gandhi fights to save his country after the assassination of his mother
Millions face starvation in Ethiopia

1985
Mikhail Gorbachev is Soviet leader, while shouts of "scab" greet miners.
Unions vote to end the national strike.
The rainbow warrior of Greenpeace is damaged in new Zealand by two bombs
Live aid rocks the world for the hungry
A policeman is hacked to death in London
Reagan in Geneva said the world is now a safe place

1986
Space shuttle explodes on take off
Swedish P.M. is shot dead in the street, the pickets cash in wapping,
Reagan bombs Libya (Keep your head down)
Russian nuclear reactor is ablaze

1987
Beirut gun man attack U.N.,
Argentinean president ends arms revolt
Gorbachev makes new offer on arms cuts
Iraqi Exocet blasts U.S. frigate
Thatcher is elected for a third term
In Britain 'spycatcher' is banned, but anyone can buy it in America
A storm hits the stock market on black Monday

1988
S.A.S. gun man gun down I.R.A. unit in Gibraltar
Mitterand returns as French president
U.S. war ships shoot down an Iranian airliner
Bush is elected as U.S. president
Thatcher speaks for Polish freedom
Britain is shocked by two disasters in nine days
And Edwina resigns over a storm in an egg cup

1989
Berlin wall is torn down freedom sweeps the East
In China a light of hope in Tiannamen square is extinguished
In Romania the people fight against the dictator Ceaucescu and with his death they win
For once it seems a hope and good can prevail

1990
Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait
U.N. troops leave to face the unknown horrors of modern warfare
Mandela is freed
The Soviet pulls out of Czechoslovakia
And Maggie Thatcher resigns

1991
The waiting is over, the Gulf explodes
Never has such a powerful force been unleashed against one Nation
The bombardment against Iraq is relentless
The end comes quickly, as the victorious survivors celebrate For some the battle against grief is only just beginning
Yellow ribbons are everywhere
With the release of John McCarthy, it seems at last the world is changing for the better.
Terry Waite's smile inspires millions
And in Russia Yeltsin replaces Gorbachev (Conflict after conflict.
Now it's just the bare bones of what we are.
A vicious circle in an open ended struggle.
Life goes on as if all around is not relevant,
As we look through closed eyes we try and understand.)
In Yugoslavia civil war rages
Robert Maxwell makes the biggest splash
And the I.R.A. bomb Downing Street

If we had a view what would it show?
We're stuck in a room that has no view,
And so are you,
Or are you?
Well are you?


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