A couple of years ago I saw Billy Bragg at Greenbelt and he belted out this old classic. It brought back memories of supporting Labour through the miners strike and civil unrest that was an integral part of the Thatcher years – now amazingly 30 years ago . It also reminded me that however passionate we are about politics (of whatever party and none), only Jesus can bring the restorative justice we are hoping and praying for. That doesn’t stop us having a good old sing-song, dreaming of revolution, a socialist utopia and class war while wer’e waiting though does it?
Here’s Billy updating the classic for a 2008 context- brilliant. Apologies if you are offended by some of the language- it’s not exactly Matt Redman ****!!