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Safety Seat (words and voice :Christo Doherty)

Hey lady
don't take your baby
when you go driving
Down the Golden Highway
Sure lady you're doing your maid
a Christian good turn,
driving her home to her township
Down the Golden Highway
Please lady just leave your baby
safe in the suburbs
far from the townships
where the kids are massing
And the only white face they've ever seen
is behind a bullet proof screen
in the belly of a hippo
Weren't the police at the roadblocks
where they turned back the journalists with their cameras
while the shooting was on ?
but you drove right through,
baby in the safety chair
on the seat safe, beside you,
and the brick that broke that baby's pink skull,
Was it thrown by a child?
whose brother died from a bullet,
chopping wood for his mummy,
beside a cramped township box,
Down the Golden Highway,
too many stray bullets and stones
breaking through the windscreens
of our segregated lives
But lady, you're not alone in trying,
Trying to make your world a bit better
by doing some personal good turn,
driving your maid and your baby
down the Golden Highway
And we're all getting stoned
driving to that township,
Down the Golden Highway.
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Drums Programmed by Brian Rath

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from Living In The Heart Of The Beast, released December 12, 1985

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Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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