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Sat May 16, 2020, 03:24 AM

Something's been driving me crazy for years

I used to listen to KTRU (Rice University radio in Houston, Texas) back when I was in my mid twenties from 1982 to about 1986. It had a lot of cool alternative music some of which later became mainstream (REM, U2, Talking Heads).

During that time there are several songs that I remember part of the lyrics, sort of. One in particular had a line that mentioned "old colonials " saying something like "they should leave before they get what they deserve ". Anyone remember that song and who sang it. It's been bothering me for years. I remember hearing it around 1985 but it could have been released earlier. I think it might have been British.

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cannabis_flower May 16 OP
applegrove May 16 #1
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Jamastiene May 16 #3
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Sat May 16, 2020, 03:30 AM

1. This is all I could find when i googled it:

The Luminist: A Novel

David Rocklin · 2011 · Fiction

His children and the old woman went into the house. “ Son,” the one-eyed man said, “forget the colonials. They'll get what they deserve. Find a weapon or a ...

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Sat May 16, 2020, 03:34 AM

2. Well

I tried googling it too but didn't find it. Maybe the lyrics are slightly different than I remember. Maybe something about "losing their heads" I only remember "old colonials " for sure. Maybe someone else will remember the song.

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Sat May 16, 2020, 05:08 AM

3. The only thing I could find with colonials was this:

https://www.lyrics.com//lyric/887062/The+Bobs/Dictator+in+a+Polo+Shirt

but it was from 1990.

I seem to remember a song similar to what you are talking about but cannot remember it off the top of my head either. Now, I want to know too.

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