The rudeboy's anthem
for the love of ska..
THE RUDEBOY'S ANTHEM (a skatality in progress..)
i wasn't born in '69
but when i hear the music i feel just fine
that infectious Jamaican brassy beat
with my docs on i start to move my feet
what is this music i hear you calling from afar?
that my friend is Bluebeat or two tone ska
the braces are on, am shaving my hair
working on that rudeboy stare
but tonight they be no fights
as i'm out there jamming to the skatilites!
bob wasn't always a rasta don't ya know
he once sang a ska ditty called "go jimmy go"
traded into the suits for authentic dreads
rebel power and less fashionable threads
whether you're a disciple of Prince Buster
or a fan of Terry Hall
its No Bad manners here
This music is my love, its a free for all
skanking class, working class "Beat"
There's too much pressure
ButBthey call it madness out here on the floor
with one step beyond we ask for more more more
Trojan set the scene in the UK
but we gotta show love to STUDIO ONE way back in the day
wind rush Jamaican youth
and British working class
formed in a culture that's built to last
It rocks against racism
a unity formed in black and white
and been a skinhead into this scene
means you dislike that skrewdriver shite
so dust off that precious Return of Django '45
and bring that back dancefloor back alive
punks, skins, and attentive ears you all know the drill
the last train to skaville is here to take you for a thrill.
(c) Keiron Higgins.