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  • The scallies in the alley
    Congregate, illicit
    Sharing joints and curse words
    Making reference, explicit
    To things they did or said they did or did but they don’t say they did

    The scallies in the alley
    Tracksuits, hoodies, gear
    Unknown in their complexities
    Obscenities only, hear
    The things they want or say they want or don’t but won’t admit it

    The scallies in the alley,
    Surreptitious, but alert
    Are tough and hard and dangerous
    But never are they heard
    For no one knows what they think they know, no, no-one knows but those in the know

    ‘What you looking at?’ the scally says.
    ‘This picture ain’t for free.
    For no one knows what they think they know,
    No, no-one knows but me.’

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