As Far As It Goes

by cloverboat

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We woke up on Friday 8th May 2015 to a majority Tory government hellbent on an ideologically-driven, economically destructive, socially apocalyptic austerity.

That very same day I wrote this song. All proceeds (if any!) go to our local foodbank.

Use your voices, people!

lyrics

AS FAR AS IT GOES

The captains on deck
gladly stick out your neck
when the banks and the bean men foreclose;
they'll mouth their regret
but they'll give you no cheque,
you're self-employed, so that's as far as it goes.

There's teardown consent
for your old tenement,
council houses all sold off in droves;
and collectors are sent
if you don't have your rent,
they can't hit you, but that's as far as it goes.

Far, as far, as far, as far
that's as far as it goes.

She was already poor,
but the back-breaking straw
is the sanctions they're hot to impose;
now she has to withdraw
from the foodbank next door ,
well it's dinner, but that's as far as it goes.

And the classrooms transmit
what the schoolbooks omit:
the boy's told, every day that he grows,
he's a small sack of shit
who is not worth one whit,
the future's ASBO - that's as far as he goes.

Far, as far, as far, as far
that's as far as it goes.

Well they put up their feet
when they take that green seat
in a club every millionaire knows;
then they send out a tweet
to the man on the street,
they a see a vote, but that's as far as it goes.

All the "I'm alright Jacks"
and the "I'll pay less tax",
and the ignorant led by the nose;
if the rest turn our backs
on each fall of the axe,
who'll say stop!- that's as far as it goes?

Far, as far, as far, as far
that's as far as it goes.

credits

released May 11, 2015
Written by Kona Macphee
Performed by cloverboat
Produced by Fidgety Lizard

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