#tramp the dirt down
jellybelly30 · 4 months ago
Happy Margaret Thatcher’s Dead Day!
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lookninjas · a year ago
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saturdayboy · 5 years ago
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Your daily reminder.
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elvisomar · 5 years ago
Elvis Costello  |  Tramp the Dirt Down  |  Spike (1989)
Well I hope I don't die too soon I pray the lord my soul to save Oh I'll be a good boy, I'm trying so hard to behave Because there's one thing I know, I'd like to live Long enough to savor That's when they finally put you in the ground I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down
He wrote this song about Maggie Thatcher. He went on to sing it on stage in 2013 at the Glastonbury festival a few months after her death.
I’d certainly like to live long enough to tramp the dirt down on the graves of quite a few of those motherfuckers in Washington right now.
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dreamlightyears · 7 years ago
Trailer for Pride, a forthcoming film about the (at the time unexpected alliance) between lesbian and gay rights organisations, and the mining communities under attack by Thatcher's government. Looking forward to this. If there's anything British cinema does well, it's stories about working people coming together against a common enemy. Usually, that enemy is Margaret Thatcher, or her political heirs.
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faundelibre · 8 years ago
This song is full of perfectly executed, polite rage.
I saw a newspaper picture from the political campaign.
A woman was kissing a child, who was obviously in pain.
She spills with compassion, as that young child's
face in her hands she grips;
Can you imagine all that greed and avarice
coming down on that child's lips.
Well I hope I don't die too soon,
I pray the Lord my soul to save;
Oh I'll be a good boy, I'm trying so hard to behave.
Because there's one thing I know, I'd like to live
long enough to savour:
That's when they finally put you in the ground.
I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down
  When England was the whore of the world
Margeret was her madam.
And the future looked as bright and as clear as
the black tarmacadam.
Well I hope that she sleeps well at night, isn't
haunted by every tiny detail,
'Cuz when she held that lovely face in her hands,
all she thought of was betrayal.
  And now the cynical ones say that it all ends
the same in the long run.
Try telling that to the desperate father who just
squeezed the life from his only son.
And how it's only voices in your head and
dreams you’ve never dreamt.
Try telling him the subtle difference between
justice and contempt.
Try telling me she isn't angry with this pitiful
when they flaunt it in your face as you line up
for punishment.
And then expect you to say "Thank you,"
straighten up, look proud and pleased.
Because you've only got the symptoms, you
haven't got the whole disease.
Just like a schoolboy, whose head's like a tin-can,
filled up with dreams then poured down
the drain.
Try telling that to the boys on both sides, being
blown to bits or beaten and maimed        .
It takes all the glory and none of the shame.
  Well I hope you live long now, I pray the Lord
your soul to keep.
I think I'll be going before we fold our arms
and start to weep.
I never thought for a moment that human life
could be so cheap.
'Cuz when they finally put you in the ground
They'll stand there laughing and tramp the
dirt down.
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stillunusual · 9 years ago
LIVE MUSIC CLIP OF THE DAY Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Tramp The Dirt Down (live at Manchester O2 Apollo 14/6/2013) This was the very last song that they played after coming back for two encores....
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