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They say that he's a Syrian
His mum was a Palestinian
His dad was a notable Christian
So what's he doing here?

He's a man with military expertise
I'm sure that we could use skills like his
If you need a dragon slaying he's the bee's knees
So what's he doing here?

George is stuck in the Jungle
He can't get past Calais
George is stuck in the Jungle
It's no place for a patron saint

The media are calling him all kinds of names
He's a migrant here to make all kinds of claims
Dehumanisation and shame
Saying “What's he doing here?”

The prime minister called him a swarm
But he's escaping from a brutal war
One that we're responsible for
That's what he's doing here

But George is stuck in the Jungle
He can't get past Calais
George is stuck in the Jungle
It's no place for a patron saint

Here's here for our help and no mistake
It's help we can give and help he needs to take
He's a fellow human being for fuck's sake
It's what he's doing here

He's here to work while our asylum he seeks
He ain't here for thirty-seven pounds a week
No way to treat a dragon-slayer so to speak
It's what we're doing here

But George is stuck in the Jungle
He can't get past Calais
George is stuck in the Jungle
It's no place for a patron saint

Stick you're barbed wire and your border guards
The solution to this problem ain't very hard
Stop starting wars in other folks back yards
It's what we're doing here

Your cross of St George carries a massive taint
If you tolerate racism, tolerant you ain't
It's no way to treat your own patron saint
And it's what we're doing here

But George is stuck in the Jungle
He can't get past Calais
George is stuck in the Jungle
It's no place for a patron saint

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from Protest For Dummies, released December 5, 2016

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