Who Sang The Wake? Theatre of Hate

Release information
Release Date: 1982-2
length: 4:19
producer: Mick Jones
vocal: Kirk Brandon
engineer: Jeremy Green
guitar: Kirk Brandon
clarinet: John Lennard
bass guitar: Stan Stammers
saxophone: John Lennard
drums (drum set): Luke Rendall
Some other versions of "The Wake"

Lyrics
Unlike Pilate we can't wash our hands
For it was one of our relative in the Black and Tans
From prisons and a**ylums happily we came
In the name of the King for a shilling that day
We did as we willed when we came out to play
Women and children in carts over cliffs
Their men swinging dead whilst taking the air
And if you think this is cardboard or a play for today
Unhappily for you, in your name it's done today
Poverty and ignorance, the fire, the hearth
Too many in cemeteries, too many in dreams
Over the sea in the eye of a man there's greed
For he laughs as you kill as you sow his seed
Too many lie sleeping in Eire's clean earth,
Too many lie sleeping in England's red earth

And if you think this is cardboard or a play for today
Unhappily for you, in your name it's done today.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Do You Believe in the Westworld
  • 2 Judgement Hymn
  • 3 63
  • 4 Love Is a Ghost
  • 5 The Wake
  • 6 Conquistador
  • 7 The New Trail of Tears
  • 8 Freaks
  • 9 Anniversary
  • 10 The Klan
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Do You Believe in the Westworld
  • 2 The Version
  • 3 Propaganda
  • 4 Ministry of Broadcast
  • 5 Original Sin

  • Release information
    label: Stiff Records
    country(area): Belgium
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin