Avenues & Alleyways
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(Oi oi oi) I figured out the problem yeah the problem is you
You didn't see us comin' now there's nothin' you can do
Times are gonna change, change or step aside
It's my point of view that took you by surprise

The sun's comin' up yeah the new dawn arrives
The generation standing stand with anger in their eyes
No love in the city 'cause there's no connection
Been stricken with disease a racial infection
I'm a battering ram comin' through to you
In every alleyway on every avenue

Actions could erase all the fear that we suffer
People segregated no one understands each other
He's a different color but we're the same kid
I will treat him like my brother he will treat me like his

Well an eye for an eye yeah a tooth for a tooth
Brother against brother should be singin' with the group
The inner cities burnin' yeah it's screamin' black and blue
The power and the passion of a million youth

I'm a battering ram comin' through to you
In every alleyway on every avenue
Oi oi oi

(Oi oi oi) I figured out the problem yeah the problem is you
You din't see us comin' now there's nothin' you can do
He's a different color but we're the same kid
I will treat him like my brother he will treat me like his
All of the blood that spills of all the guts that fly
The media paints a picture that stains all of us
Pits dogs against cats now who is responsible
The power in the issue the force is unstoppable

I'm a battering ram comin' through to you
In every alleyway on every avenue
Oi oi oi

(Oi oi oi) I'm a battering ram comin' through to you
In every alleyway on every avenue

(Oi oi oi) I'm a battering ram comin' through to you
In every alleyway on every avenue
(Oi oi oi)

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: LARS FREDERIKSEN, ROGER M. FREEMAN, TIMOTHY ARMSTRONG

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John Laszkow

2020 and this is still powerful

Arturo M

2022!

The Doodleman

2022.

Xica Clothing

@Joecrouse HHhH AAA get outta here!!!!

Beanie 17

Some people don't get it do they?

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nick the turtle nerd

Honestly I play this cd all the time whenever I’m driving alone while getting lost out on gravel roads in the country, and whenever this song starts playing it just makes me realize that those are the moments I live for. Great song, great album, great memories.

James Warbington

when I feel bad and the world kicks my ass, this song just does kinda the same for me, it re lights me- it's like a powerful thing that makes you go....I got this

bugnut82

it's 1:07 AM, I am drunk and have to work tomorrow, early. I am having a blast all alone blasting this song while fantasizing about being at a show mosh pitting to this song. When you are 37, married with a career and all your lifelong friends live their own life, this is as good as it gets. Young people, cherish these moments forever, they don't last forever.

John G.

100% Life goes by so fast... enjoy what we got left!

Bill In The Box

30 here, and grew up on this album. Still my go-to song getting ready for work.

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