And so begins the final drama
In the streets and in the fields
We stand unbowed before their armor
We defy their guns and shields
When we fight provoked by their aggression
Let us be inspired by life and love
For though they offer us concessions
Change will not come from above
The workers anthem takes its title from the "First International", an alliance of workers which held a congress in 1864. Here’s Billy Bragg with the final stanza.
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