Neo​-​Liberal Bullshit Blues

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For US fans, a re-working of 'Tory Bullshit Blues', from The Four Fathers' debut album 'Love and War', with a hard-hitting new lead guitar part, and a re-recorded vocal featuring a new title and a handful of new lyrics - making reference to Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

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Neo-Liberal Bullshit Blues (Andy Worthington)

Well I woke up this morning
Like so many days before
Wondering how I got so old
Wondering how to even the score
'Cause these men who claim to lead us
They're worse than ever before
And if there was a revolutionary spirit
They'd be up against the wall

Well I dreamt I was at the crossroads
As the 80s came down the line
Ronald Reagan took us one way
But that way wasn't mine
'Cause I believe in solidarity
And the common good
I can't stand this I'm-alright-Jack nonsense
I'm holding out for Robin Hood

Well I went to see the doctor
I said can you help me please
These wretched politicians
They're giving me disease
But I don't want to leave the country
'Cause that would be a defeat
And I would rather die standing
Than live on my knees

The doctor checked me out
He said you're of sound body and mind
In my considered opinion
You're absolutely fine
So you must be on to something
With your interpretation of the news
I think you got a bad case
Of the Neo-Liberal Bullshit Blues

Well I left my inner city home
To see what was going on
But all I found was hordes of angry people
Getting it wrong
They blame the immigrants and the unemployed
The disabled and the poor
For the crash caused by the bankers
Who haven't paid for it at all

And as the madness spreads
Fanned by the media
People turn to false prophets
To make sense of what they fear
But Donald Trump is no answer
He's just a selfish and dangerous fool
He's just another version
Of the Neo-Liberal Bullshit Blues

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from Fighting Injustice EP (US version), released July 5, 2016
Written by Andy Worthington

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The Four Fathers London, UK

Militant, melodic rock & roots reggae band, based in SE London, mostly playing original protest music. Journalist and activist Andy Worthington (lead vocals, electro-acoustic guitar), Richard Clare (electric guitar, vocals), Bren Horstead (drums, percussion), Andrew Fifield (flute, harmonica), Paul Rooke (bass). ... more

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