Kick It Out Rap (2019 Remix )

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 there has to be a space there has to be a place
for every single member of the human race
staring at a problem that hasn’t gone away
underneath the suface it’s lingering today
kick it out.. ignore it but report it
kick it… together we can sort it
kick it out.. let them know the reason why
kick it out ..time for racism to die
kick it out

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 it kicks off in the playground it kicks off in the park
it kicks off when you’re heading home it kicks off in the dark
it kicks off on the playing field in the rain and thunder
it kicks off and you hear but maybe you’re outnumbered
all-seater stadiums tiny little grounds
anywhere on the street still hear the sound
kick it out …. time for racism to die
kick it out….. rap the culprits in the eye
Kick it out … be a beacon be a light
speak out… let your football burn bright
kick it out

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 you can sing it you can wing it you can act it out in class
you can trap it you can rap it before the feelings pass
’cause no-one has the right to abuse any other
no one has the right be they stranger or brother
no one has the right to bully or to yell
no one should be frightened to be the one to tell
go back thirty years if your face was black
out there on the pitch they’d be on your back
take a look around you from Africa today
great players everywhere we love to see them play
and ev’ry time you’re out there doing what you do
make a choice be a voice feel it coming through
kick it out – be a poem be a cry
kick it out – time for racism to die
kick it out


Re-mix of a poem last published here in 2005 as an 05 remix.

Originally written in 2000 when i was doing various Anti-Racism workshops for Chelsea as their poet and for 23 other clubs and for Kick It Out (including Forest Green Rovers*) .

Re-published after the incredibly sad incidents involving an idiotic
racist remark from a first time visitor, directed at a Scunthorpe player at the home of my local team Forest Green Rovers v Scunthorpe Utd and also at the Ethiad during Man City v Man U.

Kick it Out

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/kick-it-ut-rap-2019-remix/