Getcha mining soul deep - with a lesson in history There's people fighting for their communities Don't say this struggle - does not involve you If you're from the working class this is your struggle too If they spent more on life as they do on death We might find the money to make industry progress There's mud in the waters - there's lies upon the page There's blood on the hillsides and they're not getting paid There's brother 'gainst brother - there's fathers against sons But as for solidarity, I don't see none (Let's change that - let's fight back)
Going on 10 months now - will it take another 10 Living on the breadline - with what some people send Just where is the backing from the TUC If we aren't united there can only be defeat
Think of all those brave men - women and children alike Who built the unions so others might survive In better conditions - than abject misery Not supporting the miners - betrays that legacy
There's brother 'gainst brother - there's fathers against sons Let's change that - let's fight back!
Up north the temperature's rising Down south she's wine and dining We can't afford to let the government win It means death to the trade unions And the cash it costs to close 'em Is better spent trying to keep 'em open Try to feel the pain in those seeds planted Now are the things that we take for granted Like the power to strike if we don't agree With the bosses that make those policies That keep us down and keep us dumb So don't settle for less than the No. one!