The Politics of Fear

by Phil Smith

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The Politics of Fear

The heads will be rolling down Oxford St tonight
The slaves will be freed & the doors will be thrown wide open
And what about the children you never really knew
Whose lives are already broken before they begin

Can you stand there and tell me that you’re free
And that your conscience is clear
With no truth in your eyes all your words only fall on deaf ears
And when you’re buried underneath all your greed
Well I won’t shed a tear

You stand and look down
On the ones who have held you so high
While they suffer in their shame
Lie confused in the night wondering why
The questions they ask only lead them to swallow more lies
That you feed them to keep them continuing on

Now you stand in the light with your arms open wide
And you’re smiling
And the cameras record every move that you make
And you’re selling
The politics of fear, but you’re sick & you won’t shed a tear

Oh the wars you have waged
On the ones who have served you so well
You take more than you need
And you leave behind nothing at all
And this racket you’re so good at running it leaves you
Believing that what you’re achieving is best for us all

Now you stand in the light with your arms open wide
And you’re smiling
And the cameras record every move that you make
And you’re selling
The politics of fear, but you’re sick & you won’t shed a tear

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released April 24, 2020
Phil Smith: guitar, vocals, harmonica, tambourine
Dave Manchip: bass guitar
Morgan Hann: organ
Mixed by Al Campbell
Mastered by Matthew Gray Mastering

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