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"Electric Avenue" (Extended Version) by Eddy Grant

Workin’ so hard like a soldier
Can’t afford a thing on TV
Deep in my heart I’m a warrior
Can’t get food for them kid, good God!

This is a shocker, and a perfect example of the sort of fun you can miss out on if you don’t listen to the lyrics.  This song, "Electric Avenue"—a big hit in 1983, and still one of my favorite tracks to play when I’m stoned—is actually about the Brixton Riots.  It’s a protest song, delivered with a heaping spoonful of sugar—which somehow makes it waaaaay more awesome, for reasons I’m too baked to think about just now.  If you’d like to know more, check out this article on Cracked"5 Upbeat Songs You Didn’t Realize Were Actually Depressing."

ArtistEddy Grant
TitleElectric Avenue (Extended Version)
AlbumRarities Edition: Killer On the Rampage - EP
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    “Electric Avenue”
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    docshoe “Electric Avenue” (Extended Version) by Eddy Grant Workin’ so hard like a soldier Can’t afford a thing on TV...
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    First heard it on Simpsons (vigilante Homer+Ned episode). Better late than never. Great song.
  24. theclosingtime said: Girlfriend, this is my favourite song from early 80s England! Grant is the dude!
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    One time I was at a band camp and we covered this except we used guitars for all the keyboard parts. This guy whose...
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