Inspired by life.
Doing my job.
Well I want to get some justice for a man who died
Sanction to suicide
They threw him in the sea with boots of lead
To see if he could swim and now he’s dead.
They took his pride, they took his house, took his life with the click of a mouse
It was somebodys decision, you tell me who
Oh civil servant was this you?
I’m so sorry for your loss
But I think you need to see my boss.
I was acting on a memo on my desk
I’d lose my job if I protest.
Don’t put the blame on me
I’m a small cog in a large machine
Acting on orders from above
And I’m just doing my job.
So I saw the management, I said, was this you or the government?
She said I don’t know what you mean
I just do what it says on the computer screen.
I ticked the box but, no offence
I don’t make the rules I just follow them.
It’s written in my job discripton
Go and see the politician.
The politician met me then
He said what’s all this about your friend?
He put himself into that grave
Now leave me alone I’ve got money to save.
Not me he said why don’t you know?
These decisions are made by people below.
Eliza P 2015
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