OI TO THE WORLD
Joe Escalante


Haji was a punk
just like any other boy
And he never had no trouble
til he started up his Oi band
Safe in the garage
or singing in the tub
Till Haji went too far
and he plugged in at the pub
Twas a cold Christmas eve
when Trevor and the skins
Popped in for a pint
and to nick a back of crisps
Trevor liked the music
but not the Unity
He unwound Haji's turban
and he knocked him to his knees
If God came down
on Christmas Day
I know exactly
what He'd say
He'd say "Oi to the punks
and Oi to the skins-
But Oi to the world
and everybody wins!"

Haji was a bloody mess,
he ran out thru the crowd
he said "we'll meet again
we are bloody but not unbowed"
Trevor called his bluff
and told him where to meet
Christmas day on the roof
down at 20 Oxford street

If God came down on
Christmas Day
I know exactly
what He'd say
He'd say "Oi to the punks
and Oi to the skins-
But Oi to the world
and everybody wins!"

On the roof with
the nun chucks Trevor
broke a lot of bones
But Haji had a sword
like that guy
in Indiana Jones
Police sirens wailing,
a bloody dying man
Haji was alone
and abandoned by his band
Trevor was there fading
and still so full of hate
When the skins left him there
and went down the fire escape

Oi! Oi!

But then Haji saw
the north star shining
more then ever
So he made a tourniquet
from his turban saving Trevor
They repelled down the roof
with the rest of the turban
and went back to the pub
where they bought each other bourbon

If God came down on
Christmas Day
I know exactly
what He'd say
He'd say "Oi to the punks
and Oi to the skins-
But Oi to the world
and everybody wins!" x2

Oi! Oi!
1