Thursday, November 01, 2007

Trains to Brazil

Today's conviction of the Metropolitan Police for the the 2005 shooting of a Brazilian man, Jean Charles de Menezes, reminds me of one of the best songs of last year, Trains to Brazil by The Guillemots.

Although written in 2002, it's name was changed to mark the killing of De Menezes in Stockwell tube station - which I guess almost qualifies it for inclusion in our South London songs list. The lyrics of the song, with their references to 'prophets and their bombs' also gained an added poignancy in the aftermath of the tube and bus bombs of 7 July 2005.

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