All you kids that just sit and whine

You should have been there back in '79

You say we're giving you a real hard time

You boys are really breaking my heart


Spurs beat Arsenal, what a game

The blood was running in the drains

Intercity took the trains

And really took the place apart


That was the year Nan Harris died

And Charlie Jones committed suicide

The world we knew busted open wide

In the winter of '79

I'd been working on and off

A pint of beer was still ten bob

My brand new Bonneville got ripped off

I more or less give up trying


They stopped the Social in the spring

And quite a few communists got run in

And National Service come back in

In the winter of '79


When Marco's caff went up in flames

The Vambo boys took the blame

The SAS come and took our names

In the winter of '79

It was us poor bastards took the chop

When the tubes gone up and the buses stopped

The top people still come out on top

The government never resigned


The Carib Club got petrol bombed

The National Front was getting awful strong

They done in Dave and Dagenham Ron

In the winter of '79


When all the gay geezers got put inside
And coloured kids was getting crucified

A few fought back and a few folks died

In the winter of '79
Yes a few of us fought

And a few of us died

In the winter of '79

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The Winter Of '79 Lyrics

Tom Robinson Band – The Winter Of '79 Lyrics

Songwriters: BRIAN RICHARD TAYLOR, MARK AMBLER, ALEXANDER DANIEL KUSTOW, THOMAS GILES ROBINSON
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