Saturday, 30 May 2009
Whose streets? Our streets!!
Last night I went to see The King Blues at the Square in Harlow with Kieran (: It was absolutely amazing, even if I was terrified almost the entire time.
Near the end, Itch receited this poem, 'Five bottles of shampoo':
"She pushed in before me in the supermarket que
pretending not to see me in that way women do,
she put on the counter some bread and milk too
and then she pulled out five different bottles of shampoo.
And I thought to myself 'I will never understand women',
and I hear some of you saying 'yeah but all men are the same
they all think they're so cool and they're ruled by their dicks'.
That might be true of me,
but it aint true of all of us so don't point that finger so quick.
I do see some blokes though, in the clubs, pinching girls' arses
trying to be intimidating, making obscene passes,
'Man she's a Godess, you can tell by the way she dances.'
But then you call her a slag when she don't accept your advances.
You just show you've got no respect for yourself,
show ain't got the balls to just talk to a girl.
So when she chats to me you spit at her and shout 'whore',
But it is written in the art of war
to only fight the battles you can win,
but I will defend your honour 'til they kick my face in.
If you have to scrape me,
broken bones, bruised, bloodied and battered, up off the floor
Well fuck it,
Integrity is what black eyes were invented for.
So down with this dick-tatorship that are so cocksure
they use rape as a weapon of war.
Fuck the man who thinks it's okay to give his wife a punch,
fuck the judge who says it weren't rape 'cause she was drunk.
And if you're pro-life, I mean Pro - Life,
then become a doctor or foster a kid
make it possible for people who are alive to live,
But don't you dare tell women what they can and can't do
when it was a woman that gave life to you.
Yes I'm a man, a fairly stereotypical one, but I ain't afraid to say it:
I think all women are beautiful and strong.
Too fat, too thin, that's just media spin
you look best when you're comfortable in your own skin.
So, I'm sorry if we've made you feel undue
truth me told I'm in awe of you
you're the giver of life and a warrior too,
so do you really need five bottles of shampoo?"