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Here's a little song I made confronting the psychology of our collective climate change denial. I like to think of it as glumpop. It even has a scribbly lyric video, with additional subtext/commentary. It's from a new EP.

http://youtu.be/_jB_SPw_xp0

It's also a free download on Soundcloud, if you like that kind of thing.

https://soundcloud.com/mark-northfield/ ... t-you-want

Cheers,

Mark


GIVING YOU WHAT YOU WANT
It's not you, it's me
No need to take things so seriously
Why be weighed down with science
With evidence
Let's just float away
On common sense

No it's not you, it's me
Nothing to see here
Just keep living the dream
You sell that vaporware, honey
Oh you're such a tease
The perfect seduction
Holy singularity!

There must be a way
There must be a way
To cross the great divide between us
Hey hey hey

Now I'm giving you what you want
It's a simple enough lament
Nothing controversial
Nothing too clever
Just a man in love
Giving you what you want

It's not you, it's me
Choosing the red pill
Old Cassie's legacy
You know what the curse is, don't you
Oh don't be naive
This is all borrowed time
Are we smarter than yeast?
It might be too late
It's probably too late
To cross the great divide that seals our fa - a - ate

Still I'm giving you what you want
It's a tune you can hum to work
Make yourself comfortable
It's business as usual
Just a man resigned
To giving you what you want

But it's you and it's me
Dear sweet listener
In this hellish quandary
Stuck in the blink of a
Geological eye
Oh what to salvage
And who to sacrifice
There must be a way
There must be a way
To muddle on in cheerful despara - a - a - tion

Yeah, I'm giving you what you want
Which is to be entertained
Tick the right boxes
Lick the right arses
Just a man on fire
Giving you what you want

Just the man
Giving you what you want

He's giving you what you want
Got any last requests?
'Every breath you take'?
'It's too late'?
Just the man 'n' the moon
Giving you what you want
Giving you what you want
Giving you what you want
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Post by emordnilap »

Brilliant Mark. What do you play on it? Nice bass, nice joanna.
I experience pleasure and pains, and pursue goals in service of them, so I cannot reasonably deny the right of other sentient agents to do the same - Steven Pinker
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Thanks. :) Piano, synthy bits and voices are all my doing. That effortless sounding bass is the work of my studio engineer and good mate Andrew Holdsworth. I never did get the hang of playing guitar... Made my wrists hurt!
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John Mayall - World Gone Crazy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwFclLBDs48
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Great to hear Mayall still producing first rate music.
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biffvernon wrote:Great to hear Mayall still producing first rate music.
Not bad for an octogenarian, eh? :D
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Yes. He's 81.
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Shortfall wrote:Chris Wood - None The Wiser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMFNbFCH7Yg&feature=kp
f***ing hell. He just sang what's in my head.
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Bruce Cockburn - Call It Democracy

Padded with power here they come
International loan sharks backed by the guns
Of market hungry military profiteers
Whose word is a swamp and whose brow is smeared
With the blood of the poor

Who rob life of its quality
Who render rage a necessity
By turning countries into labour camps
Modern slavers in drag as champions of freedom

Sinister cynical instrument
Who makes the gun into a sacrament -
The only response to the deification
Of tyranny by so-called "developed" nations'
Idolatry of ideology

North South East West
Kill the best and buy the rest
It's just spend a buck to make a buck
You don't really give a flying F--k
About the people in misery

IMF dirty MF
Takes away everything it can get
Always making certain that there's one thing left
Keep them on the hook with insupportable debt

See the paid-off local bottom feeders
Passing themselves off as leaders
Kiss the ladies shake hands with the fellows
Open for business like a cheap bordello

And they call it democracy
And they call it democracy
And they call it democracy
And they call it democracy

See the loaded eyes of the children too
Trying to make the best of it the way kids do
One day you're going to rise from your habitual feast
To find yourself staring down the throat of the beast
They call the revolution

IMF dirty MF
Takes away everything it can get
Always making certain that there's one thing left
Keep them on the hook with insupportable debt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kitFvzfnQlY
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Post by 3rdRock »

Shel Silverstein - Beans Taste Fine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr3no5eoyuE

Shel Silverstein - **** 'Em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMuQTN7Xo4w

:D
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Billy Rowan (The Underground Hippy) - Global Recession

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzP-tnGrOAo
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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools - Douglas Adams.
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raspberry-blower wrote:Blur: There Are Too Many Of Us
Albarn's still alive and kicking then? I thought he'd died and gone to Heaven. :)
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