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Performer(s)
Art of Noise

Composer(s)
Anne Dudley
JJ Jeczalik
Gary Langan

Transcription notes

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Lyric

I’m committed to maintaining law, order and stability in our country

I have already given instructions for appropriate steps to be taken to restore and maintain law and order

Now the fuse is lit
…is lit
The fuse is lit

Well that wasn’t much of a noise
Nearly everybody tried to play too safe

…that South Africa consists of a white minority and a black majority

Never

…and a black majority

Never
Never
Never
Never
Never
Never
Never

Your agony must endure forever
Your agony must endure forever

…we haven’t chained them to…

Never
Never
Never
Never
Never
Never
Never
Never

We have such a vast task ahead of us and such great challenges to create a better future. We can ill afford the irresponsibilities and destructive actions of barbaric communist agitators and even murderers who perpetrate the most cruel deeds against fellow South Africans because they are on the payroll of their masters far from this lovely land of ours

This track samples a speech by PW Botha (South African President, Durban, 15 August 1985) “destructive actions of barbaric communist agitators”, a speech by Rev Ian Paisley (1985, Belfast City Hall) “Never never never” and a sample of Neil Kinnock (Labour Party Leader) “Your agony must endure forever”.

Credit where credit’s due: Many thanks to Sebastian for the transcription

Versions 
- 07:14
All of us are one people 03:38
Life beyond transformation 07:33
Total time: 00:18:25