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One by One




Pontius Pilate came to our town

Up to the dockyards to see the picket line

We asked him to help but he just turned around

He’s the leader of the union now

Leader of the union

All of our questions he ignored

He washed his hands and he dreams of his reward

A seat in the House of Lords

One by one the ships come sailing in

One by one the ships go sailing out

We live for words and die for words

Principles we can afford

When all our Brothers turn to Lords

Whose side are you on

You tell the world your hands are tied

History three times denied

A sea of changes three miles wide

Whose side are you on

One by one the ships come sailing in

One by one the ships go sailing out

This conspiracy of shame

Murder by some other name

Play up and play the game

Whose side are you on

If any ask us why we died

We tell them that our leaders lied

Sold us out down the riverside

Whose side are you on

One by one the ships come sailing in

One by one the ships go sailing out

(Repeat)


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