Tribute to the E15 Occupation

I’ve lost my home, can’t find my place;
begging to belong but instead displaced.
How many times can you sell the same piece land
for more and more?

The market booms, profits soar;
thuggary and theft, protected law.
Is there anything at all you won’t sell
for more and more?

But you can’t buy us.
No, you don’t know us.
The boards are coming down,
we taking back what’s ours.
We’re still here and we’re going nowhere.

My rent is too high, rooms to small.
The cost of living makes life unliveable.
How many empty homes will take until we
say no more?

Eviction town, cleansed to the ground;
regeneration destroys generations.
Is there anything at all you won’t do
For more and more?

For anyone who has ever needed a home.
For anyone who is sick of struggling
to pay higher and higher rents
for lower and lower quality homes.
For any who has driven out of their area
because the costs are too high.
WE NEED YOU.
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG.
TOGETHER WE HAVE POWER.
WE JUST GOTTA STEP UP AND TAKE IT!
WE NEED YOU.
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG.
TOGETHER WE HAVE POWER.
WE JUST GOTTA STEP UP AND TAKE IT!

But you can’t buy us.
No, you don’t know us.
The boards are coming down,
we taking back what’s ours.
We’re still here and we’re going nowhere.


A tribute to the heroic Focus E15 Mothers and their inspiring campaign for social housing NOT social cleansing. Solidarity!


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