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A letter to David Cameron, sealed with a fist and set to flowing guitar arpeggios inspired by the mighty Martin Simpson

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Oh cruel Britannia don't you strut and fret your time
You seek the glory but the sound and fury's mine
Did you imagine we would rally round the flag?
Wave our union jacks?
Turn our pockets out?
For crying out loud

The fruits of labour are sour
Bereft of sweetness, they're dead in the ground
You're sharpening axes and counting the pounds

Your well-bred manners hide a cold and callous trait
You spread division and the politics of hate
Through every county I will bang my marching drum
Bid my armies come
Tear your banners down
For crying out loud

Did your humanity drown?
Held to ransom by the men that you bailed out
A brave new England, your future's in doubt.

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from Acoustic Overspill, released November 5, 2011
Vocals: Tim Taylor
Guitar: George Kitching
Words and music: George Kitching

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Overspill Poets UK

Overspill Poets released their debut album, Thompson Falls, in Oct 2009 to critical acclaim. Subba-Cultcha described it as "A living, breathing lexicon of catchy, hook-laden lo-fi opulence infused within layers of guitar driven alt-country". The band then unplugged to explore their folk and Americana influences. The result is the stripped down, warm and initimate sound of Acoustic Overspill. ... more

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