When public cuts are reversed in outrage
And care’s guaranteed for all in old age,
When schools are run by the wise and sage
And pupils aren’t judged at primary stage,
When prejudiced police are not on the beat,
The weapons have gone and the streets are sound,
When prisoners, freed, no longer repeat,
Reformed, enlightened and peaceably bound.
When girls can walk late and not be in danger
And partner’s spouses no longer abuse,
When kids can play safely, talk to a stranger
And not be a plaything for evil misuse,
When drunks no longer get violent with drink
And nobody turns to drugs in despair,
When desperate souls are pulled from the brink,
And shown compassion with lasting care.
When the destitute will never be driven
Away from their homes to sleep in doorways,
When food and shelter is seen as a given
And welfare claims aren’t met with delays,
When all can afford recourse to the law
And paupers are born with a king’s birth right,
When hate’s recognised as a human flaw,
Not a rallying call or a reason to fight.
When no one is judged by race or creed
Or colour or sexual orientation,
When people consider and lastly concede,
Nobody’s above or below their station,
When here, where we live, is equal and fair
And the wealth is shared between everyone,
Then I’ll stand before you and loudly declare;
You’re right to be British and proud my son.