RIPRNHS (Streynsham mix)

by Bison

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A protest against the slow erosion of a national monument to fairness and humanity. With horns.

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RIPRNHS

I grew up in the eighties, I was brother to a Rubik’s Cube,
All I wanted was a dartboard and an Everton tracksuit.
The other thing I longed for was a BMX.
Not a Raleigh Grifter, but a BMX.

Now it’s 2014, I have two kids of my own.
I long to keep the job I love and a safe and happy home.
The other thing I long to keep is the NHS.
Not a Raleigh Grifter, but the NHS.

‘Cos I’m old. Getting older. Really sick. Need a bed.
I’m cold. Getting colder. RIPRNHS.
(You may notice there’s a bad prognosis if you listen close to what the doctor says,
ICU should check the ECG O RIPNHS)

It started when I was a kid, from the power to the trains.
They were floating our heritage on the stock exchange.
But privatisation meant nothing to me.
I was busy playing football and kissing Claire Maybury.

Now I understand years later and they’ve started on our health.
How long will it be before this has gone as well?
Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, David Cameron, Jeremy Hunt.
Bleeding your own people. What a bunch of ……

Cold. Getting colder. Really sick. I need a bed.
I’m old. Getting older. RIPRNHS.
(You may notice there’s a bad prognosis if you listen close to what the doctor says,
ICU should check the ECG O RIPNHS)

My dad grew up in the fifties. He told me times were hard.
Everyone was shell-shocked and life was a ration card,
But compassion was the answer to Hitler’s war of hate.
There was something worth fighting for: the British welfare state.

When my kids have their kids, I fear it will be lost,
Then our health and pockets will be left to count the cost.
As some politician smiles the awful truth,
That our most basic human right has been surgically removed.

They’ll say it’s old, getting older. Really sick. It needs a bed.
It’s cold. Getting colder. RIPRNHS.
(You may notice there’s a bad prognosis if you listen close to what the doctor says,
It’s not very NIHCE O RIPNHS)

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released March 13, 2016
Written by Justin Sheppy

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Bison Sheffield, UK

Bison is a horns-front, hoof-stomping party beast from Sheffield. Their sound is diverse, centred on ska but taking in swing, soul, hip hop, electronica, and anything else that takes their fancy. The emphasis is firmly on songs, orangeness and knees.

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