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[1981]
Dall'album d'esordio "Playing with a Different Sex".
Dedicata alle prigioniere nord-irlandesi nelle carceri britanniche.
A questa canzone degli Au Pairs si รจ ispirato Mark Gunnery per la sua We Don't Torture.
Sul tema si vedano anche The Armagh Women e Up in the Armagh Prison (Bernadette Devlin).

Mairead Farrell, combattente della Provisional IRA, nel carcere di Armagh, Nord Irlanda, nel 1980 durante la cosiddetta "dirty protest", quando i prigionieri cominciarono a spalmare i loro escrementi sui muri delle celle come forma di protesta contro i continui attacchi che subivano da parte delle guardie quando dovevano andare alle latrine comuni per svuotare i loro buglioli.
Dopo un anno la "dirty protest" fu abbandonata per lo sciopero della fame ad oltranza portato avanti da Bobby Sands e compagni.
Mairead Farrell rimase in prigione dal 1976 al 1986. Fu poi uccisa dalle SAS a Gibraltar nel 1988, mentre si preparava ad un attentato contro la locale guarnigione inglese.
Mairead Farrell
We don't torture, we're a civilized nation
We're avoiding any confontation
We don't torture, we don't torture
We don't torture, we don't torture

American hostages in Iran
Heard daily on the news
forget about Vietnam
You can ignore the 32

There are 32 women in Armagh jail
political prisoners here at home
the British state's got nothing to lose
It's a subject better left alone

We don't torture, we're a civilized nation
We're avoiding any confontation
We don't torture, we don't torture

Alleged crimes withheld information
She gets no sanitation
She dries her shit on her cell wall
feeling cold and sick
She gets a couple of valium

Now she's relaxed for the next interrogation
naked spreadeagled on her back
it's a better position for internal examination
it's a better position for giving information

We don't torture, we're a civilized nation
We're avoiding any confontation
We don't torture, we don't torture

An armed guard squad she gets a beating
bleeding and wounded she's stopped eating
has a baby gets nothing for pain
they came and took her baby away

We don't torture, we're a civilized nation
We're avoiding any confontation
We don't torture, we don't torture

We don't torture, we're a civilized nation
We're avoiding any confontation
We don't torture, we don't torture
We don't torture, we don't torture

Contributed by Bartleby - 2011/12/31 - 10:31



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