Tyler Lyrics

UB40


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson
album: Track 5 in album Signing Off
release date: 1980-8-29
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
length: 6:18

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Appeal to the governor of Louisiana
You may get an answer the process is slow
Federal government too much to help him
It's been nearly five years
And they won't let him go

[Chorus]
Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
What right do we have to say it's not so
Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
What right do we have to say it's not so

Testify under pressure, a racist jury
Government lawyers its all for show
With rows of white faces
False accusations
He's framed up for murder
They won't let him go

[Chorus]

Police gun was planted
No matching bullets
No prints on the handle, no proof to show
But Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
They show him no mercy
They won't let him go

[Chorus]

Appeal to the governor of Louisiana
You may get an answer the process is slow
Federal government too much to help him
It's been nearly five years
And they won't let him go

[Chorus]

Track Listing

  • 1 Tyler
  • 2 King
  • 3 12 Bar
  • 4 Burden of Shame
  • 5 Adella
  • 6 I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
  • 7 25%
  • 8 Food for Thought
  • 9 Little by Little
  • 10 Signing Off
  • 1 Madam Medusa
  • 2 Strange Fruit
  • 3 Reefer Madness