Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Mistakes - Democracy

 

  From Poole, Dorset, The Mistakes appeared on here last year with a song from their Vol 2 ep which came out on guitarist Shane Creech's Never Be Quiet Record label. (http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/the-mistakes-never-be-quiet.html). Today they return with their new single.

  Taken from the forthcoming album, Anti Social Media, it's titled Democracy and it's a timely battle cry concerning itself with the voting trends of the general public in the Brexit referendum, the US presidential election and quite possibly the UK general election.

  Playing balls to the wall punk rock, the band line up features Ross Sutcliffe (vocals), Shane Creech (rhythm guitar), James Gould (lead guitar), Richie Blandford (bass) and Lewis Willoughby (drums). Their influences include the likes of Rancid, The Clash, Anti-Flag, The King Blues etc.
 
  This song is for the 48% who don't get their voices heard, it's called Democracy....

You don't collect bins anymore,
It's like the 80's all over again
Comparisons hard to ignore
But you're no Iron Lady just a desperate...
Oh yeah we've been here once before, 
you can't ignore, human rights are not just rules they lift us from animals...

Democracy's a dirty word
That's how it feels now the people's voice has been heard
Democracy's a dirty word
That's how it feels now the people's voice has been heard

You say they were both protest votes
Not what we wanted just a way of rocking the boat
But now it's gone way past a joke
The only winners dusting off their old hoods and robes
Democracy's a dirty word, that's what I heard, 
Shouted at the riot police, anti fash,
Dressed in black screaming...

Democracy's a dirty word
That's how it feels now the people's voice has been heard
Democracy's a dirty word
That's how it feels now the people's voice has been heard


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