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ALCATRAZ

We got out to the island, it was a calm and precious night
The coast guard soon arrived, came up with their spotlight
Oh, but they couldn’t find us but they come so close you could have died
We were holding back our laughter on the dockside



Alcatraz, wanna stay a moment more
Alcatraz, gonna stay within these shores
Gonna stay within these shores



To the great white father we’re taking back this land
In the name of every tribesman we’re here to make a stand
It will symbolise the great lands once ruled by the noble and the free
We stand here by right of discovery



Alcatraz, gonna stay a moment more
Alcatraz, gonna stay within these shores
Gonna stay within these shores



Your leaders didn’t come here to enhance our quality of life
They hold out a hand of reason and in the other hold a knife
We feel that we’ve been honourable and fair in everything we’ve done
But for twenty four dollars all we get’s a loaded gun

Alcatraz, wanna stay a moment more
Alcatraz, gonna stay within these shores
Gonna stay within these shores

(Copyright Jules Benjamin)

From the album 'Studebaker's Dozen'

Alcatraz - Jules Benjamin
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