Who Sang Proud? Fat and Frantic

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Lyrics

Be proud you are English, boy, be proud you are white
Be proud you’re a man, be proud that men are always right
Be proud you are comfortable and smartly dressed and clean
Be proud that you are all the things your ancestors have been

Oh boy, be proud that you are tolerant, be proud that you are nice
Be proud you’re vaguely liberal, be proud you don’t think twice
Be proud of your education, I am proud of mine
Be proud that you have got a job and don’t stand on the line

Oh boy, but I am proud of nothing when I see God’s children cry
When I see God’s children hungry, when I see the cities die
When I see God’s children told they are not God’s because they’re black
People say “I love you, God,” and then push off behind his back

Be proud of your arrogance, be proud of your spite
Be proud of your brutality, be proud of well armed might
Be proud of your hypocrisy, the things you never said
Be proud that you are still alive when half the world is nearly dead

But I am proud of nothing when I see God’s children cry
When I see God’s children hungry, when I see the cities die
When I see God’s children told they are not God’s because they’re black
People say “I love you, God,” and then push off behind his back

But I am proud of Jesus, I am proud that he loves me
I am proud that Jesus lived and died to set the people free
I am proud of Jesus’ passion, I am proud of Jesus’ rage
I am proud that he is shouting at this evil, godless age

I am proud when people fight for Jesus’ justice and shalom
I am proud when people rise at the oppression of the bomb
I am proud that in South Africa and in El Salvador
Jesus’ righteousness is frightening the oppressors more and more

Oh boy, but I am proud of nothing when I see God’s children cry
When I see God’s children hungry, when I see the cities die
When I see God’s children told they are not God’s because they’re black
People say “I love you, God,” and then push off behind his back

But I am proud of Jesus, I am proud that he loves me
I am proud that Jesus lived and died to set the people free
I am proud that in South Africa and in El Salvador
Jesus’ righteousness is frightening the oppressors more and more
My Jesus’ righteousness is frightening the oppressors more and more


Tracklist
  • 1 Proud
  • 2 Trainspotters
  • 3 Snog a Toff
  • 4 Uncle David
  • 5 It's That Man Jesus
  • 6 Freedom Is a Sweet Word
  • 7 The Dirtville Werewolf
  • 8 Uganda's Children
  • 9 Born to Be a Brownie
  • 10 Rachel and Jim
  • 11 Idiot Religion
  • 12 Sweating in the Urban Clearway
  • 13 Waiting to Get Married
  • 14 Dictator (Song for Swinging Fascists)
  • 15 Chairman of the National Trust
  • 16 Take Me Home

  • Release information
    script: Latin