Dave – Question Time

How are you so wasteful when people are dying in Somalia
I mean you never gave a fuck about the youth and that’s the truth
Or the people that survived, his neighbours and peers
But if it ain’t a little kid with a knife
So where’s the discussion on wages and budgets?
Look, I’ve got a message for our old prime minister
Well let me remind you just in case you’ve forgotten
I remember A&E and all them sickening screams
Dodged responsibility and acted like you’re innocent
No help from the council in keeping any list
Bursting at the seams, and what about them people
And then they try and tell you it’s ISIS, it’s ISIS
The crackling, the popping and the muffled-out screams
And when you pick them up after class, can you feel his embarrassment?
I really wish I could’ve seen how you were scramblin’
It feels to me like any guy in press could’ve said them lines

I was so shocked I couldn’t even speak
And are you bathing in the sun while them papers have a run
The small steps are way better than no steps
Do you really have the faith of your party?
I feel like politicians are all addicts
A question for the new prime minister

Privatized healthcare, guns for police
And what you take from them
Died, so what’s the difference between us and them?
Dreaming that her kids would have a better life
Families they know that had died in their sleep
In their attempts at killing it, how many civilians
Like that last strike that didn’t kill a hundred men
When a woman from the flat said his neighbour was alive
Closing my eyes, trying hard not to cry
And overseen by people who can’t ever understand
But kids are getting killed for all the business in Syria
You gonna teach your little lad to be the man that’s got a plan
And they still don’t have the money that they need
Everybody’s great until you get them into office and then guys start forgetting things
You look like a robot and you don’t speak with any life
Of a little girl waiting for a surgeon to be seen
But you can trade whole arms with Saudi Arabia
Any builder, MP that knew about the conditions but did it to save cheese
You ain’t the same as them
350 million we give to the EU every week
Speaking of America, state and the president
Who jumped 15 floors from the tower to the street
Or protest ’cause you don’t really see the progress
Look, look
And even the little things like ordering pizza

Patients lying in the corridors
At the woman that you left here to handle it?
And the joy and relief in the face of a man
Five till ten, six hours of sleeping
And then the moment that it fails to abandon it?
How it feels to live life like you and me

Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya?

The fear in the eyes of a man that was trapped
The panic when you hear all the sirens
So his smile was an island in a sea full of tears
You hid like a coward behind your 5 million
How you choke on the smoke when you’re struggling to breathe
They don’t deserve to be free
And weapons to wage war when the NHS is dying?
That our health service needs
You brought the heart of the nation to its knees
Underpaid, understaffed, overworked
That we live in Great Britain, not in Donald Trump’s America
I’ve got a question for the leader of the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn, where do you wanna take the country to?
The irony is we have no business in Syria
‘Cause doctors can’t even find a bed for them to sleep
Nurses in tears ’cause they’re working every hour of the week
I bet that judge is going easy when he’s giving him time
I just ain’t getting it
And you’ve got kids but they’re ignoring you at every time
Do you really have faith in the party that will come with you?
David Cameron
Were probably the reason for overtime in the evening
Go in bed at night, struggling with getting by
And please, tell me if I’m being narrowminded
I just find it funny you can’t give a hand to Palestine
That’s the reality for millions of people in a nation
I wanna know how you managed it
Should really be going prison under rule of joint enterprise
Where a lot of us were looking for a second try
Honestly, I wanna put my trust in you
Then when a bomb goes off, every politician’s lost
To care for a person that cares for a person
I just find it fucked that the government is struggling

When I listen to the things that the residents had seen
I’m getting why you stay away from everything that’s televised
The glow from the fire
Everyone who knew about that cladding
That voted for us to leave for the money that it would see?
Are there bullies in his school?
With all due respect, I’ve got something to say to them
How they made them redundant when I was a young’un
For 22 years my mum was doing the cleaning
I hope you know that what they’re saying is affecting us
And how do you plan on keeping all the promises?
But all that fuel for the fire is what you gave to them
There’s no sympathy for you or your cabinet
But you can understand why if I’ve got trust issues
Prove to us you’re different, don’t promise me anything
And I can see you’re terrified, you’re not good at telling lies
But how do we spend so much money on defence
I mean you fucked us, resigned, then sneaked out the firing line
I’ve got a question for the new prime minister
In a big fat game but it’s lives that you gamble with
How’d you have a heart so sinister?
And for that whole meeting I could see that he was trying
At Grenfell Tower, your response was ridiculous
I could only hear a fraction of the pain and the grief
All my life I know my mum’s been working
Imagine going to the council for the safety of your block
When you lost the referendum that you had to win
But now them politicians got what they wanted
And if you haven’t had the thought to vote yet
A question for the new prime minister
When you got drones killing kids just touching ten
Can you see an empty promise or a poster on the street?
The letters in our car said my mum was overdraft
Go and get justice for Rashan Charles and Edison
But somehow I still had dinner money in my pocket
Increased uni fees, is this what they’re selling us?
Man, if I’m being honest, sir, I’m struggling to get with it

In and out of nursing, struggling, hurting