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    Warfare State

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It’s been a while since we posted a new one because we’ve been getting MATW back on the road and our writing and recording time has been seriously curtailed. However, because so many people have kindly asked us when we’d be offering up something new, Kyle and I spent an evening polishing off a song that we wrote earlier this year. We adopted a different approach to writing this song, mainly because it was becoming difficult to get ourselves into the same place at the same time to write. I sent Kyle the lyric, he produced a rhythm and structure and then we added another music section when we finally got together.

The lyric may strike some as being controversial; we don’t care. Looking for the truth is far more important than dumbly conforming with the crowd, especially when the crowd doesn’t know what its leaders are really up to.

When Prime Minister Blair took the UK into a state of war for the eighth time in his premiership on March 20, 2003, we were prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt and trust him when he said that he KNEW that Iraq had WMDs. The indisputable truth today is that the man lied, that he knew that was lying and that he continued to lie for the rest of his term of office. It was Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister, who memorably pointed out that the people are more susceptible to an enormous lie than a small one – it’s hard for decent people to believe that their leaders are capable of such monstrous deception in the pursuit of their homicidal bloodlusts.

But the truth hurts. We’re grateful to Sid Chigger for a post in the Off Topic Forum, which flagged up a film by the late Aaron Russo. “America: Freedom to Fascism” is a film which shone a light on the murky realities of the true power structures that control our world and undermine our democracies. We can think of no film which has horrified us more and it has profoundly influenced our vision of the world and our priorities therein.

Frankly, as artists, we cannot ignore such a fundamentally important re-evaluation of the realities that surround us and we have already found in live performances that many of these issues strike a deep resonance with our audience. Therefore we shall sing about them.
The truth is out there. Not in the corporate controlled television companies or newspapers but in the work of brave documentary makers such as Russo and Bill Stills, whose erudite study of the money system can be watched in the film, “The Money Masters.”

Okay folks, here we go.
There’ll be plenty more where this came from.
(See you all in Guantanamo.)


WARFARE STATE 

(Coogan/Robertson)

1. All the Useful Idiots and the Keepers of the Gate
Watch the Useless Eaters do the Two-Minute Hate
While the Red-Shield Nazis and the September Liars
Throw the Constitution on the Reichstag Fire
With a Cheerleader Culture in a Warfare State
It's tantamount to Treason to entertain Debate

I hope it's not too late (in our Warfare State)
Justice has to wait (in our Warfare State)
You'll find your Head upon a Plate (in our Warfare State)
They don't tolerate Debate (in our Warfare State)

(I just pray it's okay and it's not too late.)
I just pray it's all right now,
I wanna make it all right, I say... I will fight you,
Creatures of the Night, you hide out of Sight, yeah.
But compromise my Rights and you will pay the Price now.

2. Judicial Institutions are Houses made of Straw
When he who holds the Purse-Strings laughs at every Law
No-one ever looks up, they go so far and stop,
Can't face the Truth about the Evil at the Top.
Some search beneath the Capstone, examine every Layer.
Nobody cares to look up and ask Who might be there...

There's a Jackboot in your Face (in our Warfare State)
Salute the Master-Race (in our Warfare State)
The Truth is out of Place (in our Warfare State)
Disappear without Trace (in our Warfare State)

3. There's an ancient Condition, it may always endure,
It's the time-honoured Tradition of being killed by the Cure.
The Dreamers are all sleeping and No-one guards the Guards
The Dead walk the Streets while the Devil marks their Cards
The bigger the Lie, the less the Opposition
To the Media Control and the Spread of Superstition...

There's a Jackboot in your Face (in our Warfare State)
Salute the Master-Race (in our Warfare State)
Truth is out of Place (in our Warfare State)
Disappear without Trace (in our Warfare State)

(I just pray it's okay and it's not too late.)
I just pray it's all right now,
I've got to make it all right and I say, I will fight ya,
Creatures of the Night, you hide out of Sight, yeah.
But compromise my Rights and you'll pay the Price now.


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 Once again, we thank everyone who listened to our music, left a comment and/or added this tune to their favourites.
"Warfare State" topped the SongRamp Hot 100 for seven days from May 23.
Many thanks, folks.
  and  like this.
Larry Killam
Enjoyed Da Listen Gerry WinkLOVE ITWink
  • November 4, 2015
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