Famous Blue Raincoat - Voice of the Crowd. By Louis P. Burns

Famous Blue Raincoat was the name Andy, Paul & I (Lugh) eventually chose for our band back in the late 80's through to 1991. It was obviously inspired by the Leonard Cohen song of the same name. Listen to some of our old songs here and interact with us if you wish. This forum is moderated by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh.

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Famous Blue Raincoat - Voice of the Crowd. By Louis P. Burns

Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:38 pm

Voice of the Crowd - Famous Blue Raincoat.
By Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 1987. All rights reserved. Guitar Louis P. Burns aka Lugh. Vocals Andy West.

Click here to listen to the original home-demo version of Voice of the Crowd

voice of the crowd
Song in the key of E by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 1987. All Rights Reserved.

raise your voice in anger
tell the world it's wrong
wave your mighty banner
tonight you are strong

just

hear the people singing
singing out loud
singing songs of freedom
in one voice
voice of the crowd

in south africa they're singing
in ireland they're singing
san salvador
the phillipines
the anger is ringing
revolution is bringing
changes tonight
changes tonight

when you can't say what you want
through fear of being killed
but want more from the system
without seeing more blood spilled

just

hear the people singing
singing out loud
singing songs of freedom
in one voice
voice of the crowd

in toxteth they're singing
in brixton they're singing
china
the eastern block
the anger is ringing
revolution is bringing
changes tonight
changes tonight


These are the lyrics to an old song I wrote years ago while living and working in the Eastend of London and playing in a band called Famous Blue Raincoat.

The 80's were a time of real gut-felt rage at the British Government. In Ireland this stemmed from the continued and ridiculous military presence of the British Army. In England people were rightfully bitter about the Miner's Strike and the heavy-handed and racist policing of ethnic communities (Brixton and Toxteth). Somethings never change eh?

Globally, there had been mass student riots in Tiananmen Square, China and Eastern / Western Germany was still divided by the Berlin Wall. San Salvador and the Phillipines were frequently in the news due to human rights breaches and there seemed to be nothing but anger in the air all around.

I know Voice of the Crowd is a bit dated now. I have on a few occasions dipped into it and tried to bring it up to date but I've never been happy with the rewrites. Maybe having it up here on the Sensitize © boards will prompt me to pay attention to the news and develop it for today's world. *

To read more about what Andy West is doing these days with the band;
3rd Rock Revolution - click here. Or listen to some of his solo and collaborative tracks as; Taxman & the Anti-Heroes - click here. To read some other stuff by me; (Louis P. Burns aka Lugh) - click here.

* Read the posts below this one...
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Voice of the Crowd 02. By Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 2007

Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:44 pm

voice of the crowd
Song in the key of E by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Raise your voice in anger
Tell the world it's wrong
Wave your mighty banners
Tonight, you are strong
Hear all the people singing
Singing out loud
Singing songs that overcome
In one voice.
Voice of the crowd.

In lone protests we're singing
Against SOCPA we're singing
To Downing Street and Westminster
Our anger is ringing
Revolution is bringing
Changes tonight
Changes tonight...

Some can't say what they want
Through fear of being killed
So we agitate the system
That allows their blood to be spilled
Hear all the people singing
Singing out loud
Singing songs that overcome
In one voice.
Voice of the crowd.

Against Washington we're singing
The Iraqi War we're singing
At George Bush and Tony Blair
Our anger is ringing
Revolution is bringing
Changes tonight
Changes tonight...
Louis P. Burns aka Lugh
Administrator, editor & owner of the Sensitize © online community of forums and domain for artists, e-poets, filmmakers, media/music producers and writers working through here. To buy the Kindle book of Illustrated Poetry, Sensitize © - Volume One / Poems that could be Films if they were Funded by myself with illustrations by Welsh filmmaker and graphic artist; Norris Nuvo click here for N. Ireland and UK sales. If purchasing in the U.S.A. or internationally then please click here.

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Louis P. Burns
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BT48 0RS
Telephone (UK): 028 71219225


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Voice of the Crowd 3. By Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 2007

Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:45 pm

voice of the crowd
Song in the key of E by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Raise your voice in anger
Tell the world it's wrong
Wave your mighty banners
Tonight, you are strong
Hear all the people singing
Singing out loud
Singing songs that overcome
In one voice.
Voice of the crowd.

In lone protests we're singing
Against SOCPA we're singing
To Downing Street and Westminster
Our anger is ringing
Revolution is bringing
Changes tonight
Changes tonight...

Some can't say what they want
Through fear of being killed
So we agitate the system
That allows their blood to be spilled
Hear all the people singing
Singing out loud
Singing songs that overcome
In one voice.
Voice of the crowd.

Against Washington we're singing
The Iraqi War we're singing
At George Bush and Gordon Brown
Our anger is ringing
Revolution is bringing
Changes tonight
Changes tonight...
Louis P. Burns aka Lugh
Administrator, editor & owner of the Sensitize © online community of forums and domain for artists, e-poets, filmmakers, media/music producers and writers working through here. To buy the Kindle book of Illustrated Poetry, Sensitize © - Volume One / Poems that could be Films if they were Funded by myself with illustrations by Welsh filmmaker and graphic artist; Norris Nuvo click here for N. Ireland and UK sales. If purchasing in the U.S.A. or internationally then please click here.

ASIN B00L1RS0UI

My writing is not covered by Creative Commons policy and may not be republished without permission. All rights reserved. All Sensitize © Arts sponsorship donations and postal inquiries to:

Louis P. Burns
42 Farland Way
DERRY
N. Ireland.
BT48 0RS
Telephone (UK): 028 71219225


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Re: Famous Blue Raincoat - Voice of the Crowd. By Louis P. Burns

Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:54 pm

voice of the crowd
Song in the key of E by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 2010. All Rights Reserved.
Released free of charge to BB with the hope he can use it as part of our combined broader campaigns for real and lasting equality. Please note: these lyrics and the music are no longer available to Mark Thomas or anyone affiliated to him or his website.


Raise your voice in anger
Tell the world it's wrong
Wave your mighty banners
Tonight, you are strong
Hear all the people singing
Singing out loud
Singing songs that unite us
In one voice.
Voice of the crowd.

In lone protests we're singing
Against the Arms Trade we're singing
At SOCPA and Westminster
Our anger is ringing
Revolution is bringing
Changes tonight
Changes tonight...

Some can't say what they want
Through fear of being killed
So we agitate all systems
That allows their blood to be spilled
Hear all the people singing
Singing out loud
Singing songs that overcome
In one voice.
Voice of the crowd.

Against Washington we're singing
The Iraqi War we're singing
At Obama and Israel
Our anger is ringing
Revolution is bringing
Changes tonight
Changes tonight...


Click here to listen to the original home-demo version of Voice of the Crowd
Louis P. Burns aka Lugh
Administrator, editor & owner of the Sensitize © online community of forums and domain for artists, e-poets, filmmakers, media/music producers and writers working through here. To buy the Kindle book of Illustrated Poetry, Sensitize © - Volume One / Poems that could be Films if they were Funded by myself with illustrations by Welsh filmmaker and graphic artist; Norris Nuvo click here for N. Ireland and UK sales. If purchasing in the U.S.A. or internationally then please click here.

ASIN B00L1RS0UI

My writing is not covered by Creative Commons policy and may not be republished without permission. All rights reserved. All Sensitize © Arts sponsorship donations and postal inquiries to:

Louis P. Burns
42 Farland Way
DERRY
N. Ireland.
BT48 0RS
Telephone (UK): 028 71219225


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