Tory Bullshit Blues

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See the 'unplugged' video: youtu.be/eUHUvBffmJ0
The photo accompanying this song features Andy's son Tyler at an anti-austerity march in London in May 2015.

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Tory 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
Back in 1979
Margaret Thatcher 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 Tory 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
And 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 these bigots are no answer
And their leader is a dangerous fool
It's just another version
Of the Tory Bullshit Blues

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from Love and War, released September 21, 2015
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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