Who Sang Get Up and Fight? The Newtown Neurotics

The Newtown Neurotics Beggars Can Be Choosers cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983
length: 3:19
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Lyrics
There are people out there who make me see red
They're making careers from getting out of there heads
Competing to be the wreck of the year
Cultivating porridge between their ears
They take, they take but they give nothing back
To a world that may one day break their backs

There are people fighting in every way
To protect the freedoms you enjoy every day
Your opinions have a familiar ring
Nothing I do or say will change anything
You say politics are boring, boring and grey
But would you rather see cruise brighten everyone's day?

We can't sit back and watch a whole world go down
Jesus christ, take a look around
They're getting away with things we shouldn't allow
We're walking around with our heads in a poisonous cloud

CHORUS:
Get up, get up and fight
Don't sit around whining and wasting my time
Get up, get up and fight
Don't let them run your lives
We've been running away but now we're running out of time

Look I'm being honest with you
Oh, if only you knew
The things they do to keep you down

So you dance through the night forgetting your cares
But when the dancing is over the problem's still there
How are we going to make our nations rise?
Agitate, educate and organise
Governments alone can't cause such distress
Without the people who let them get away with it

NO RESPECT
s__ual double standards
They make me sick, they divide and rule
Well you're second class if you were born a woman
Yes, it's so different if you are a male

CHORUS:
No man is a w____; he invented the name
No man is a s___; he feels no shame
No man is a slag; he is one of the lads
No man is a cow and she knows now
That love can be so foul
And you show no respect
Which makes me feel you're afraid of the opposite s__
You show no respect
You're afraid of the opposite s__

Try, can't you try to see behind those lies?

I'm sorry if I'm boring you
But your inuendo is really no point of view
What you see here is a warm, freethinking woman
And not the face of a b______ race

CHORUS

How, how many times have we spat in their eyes?

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wake Up
  • 2 The Mess
  • 3 Get Up and Fight
  • 4 No Respect
  • 5 Agony
  • 6 Newtown People
  • 7 Does Anyone Know Where the March Is?
  • 8 Life in Their Hands
  • 9 My Death
  • 10 Living With Unemployment

  • Release information
    label: Razor Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin