Billy Bragg – “Saffiyah Smiles”

Too many Nazis walking on the streets. One is too many. But as Woody Guthrie said – you kill fascism with education, reason and music.

Good to see in these times of need that Billy Bragg is back leading the charge. We need someone to stand up to this unpleasant tide of fear, hate and nationalism.

“Saffiyah Smiles”

Angry white men dressed like Elmer Fudd
Shouting something about soil and blood
A woman of colour steps out from the crowd
Does something to make us all proud

Just like Victor Hugo told
“To love is to act” and her act was bold
Bold as love, she made her stand
And with a smile took power from the man

Oh, don’t you know
We come together when Saffiyah smiles
All around the world
People come together when Saffiyah smiles

Cosplay Nazis marching in file
Hitler’s haircut is back in style
Resistance on the streets of Birmingham
And with her smile she disarms the man

Oh, don’t you know
We come together when Saffiyah smiles
All around the world
People come together when Saffiyah smiles

This is what solidarity looks like
This is what solidarity looks like
This is what solidarity looks like
This is what solidarity looks like
This is what solidarity looks like
This is what solidarity looks like

This is what solidarity looks like
This is what solidarity looks like
This is what solidarity looks like
This is what solidarity looks like

5 thoughts on “Billy Bragg – “Saffiyah Smiles”

  1. Or could it be that Billy sees an opportunity to expose himself and ride the waves to generate some more funds for the upkeep of that nice big house he’s got for himself?
    Christ, he’s so fraudulent, I could could see him coming from last week.

    1. No. I’ve met him and he’s a very genuine, hard-working guy who always has time for people. So what if he has a big house? What would you expect?
      You’re extremely cynical.

    2. You’ve met him? I know him! Yes, I AM VERY CYNICAL.
      I would expect him to put his bullshit faux sanctimonious SoyBoy-shill virtue signalling back into the council estate from whence he came, do us all a favour and shut the fuck up.

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