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Benjamin

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 An OBE for poetry, they want to give the man
They who made the Empire across the waves
An OBE for poetry, come get it while you can
Just forget they made your antecedents slaves

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The Daily Mail is cross with him, this black ungrateful pup
Born and raised in Birmingham, Great Britain
They were at a loss what to do with him, as he was growing up
Spent some time in institutions, as was fittin’

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 He says he doesn’t want this gong beloved by David Beckham
And all who bow and curtsey to the throne
Rastafarians from Jamaica or born right here in Peckham
Are proud to call this Rasta man their own

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 As rap musician and poet Benjamin has made his name
A man, like the words he uses, wild and free
A man who, like his ancestors, the Empire couldn’t tame
A man who doesn’t need an OBE.

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Notes

Football? Well, I did mention Beckham.
Thanks Pete

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/benjamin/