Fake News From Nowhere

by Steve White

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350 million to the NHS not just a better lie, one of the best cos no one actually thinks that your offer does anything else but stink but it's made all the headlines in all the right places and that's what we're gonna believe....... cos who needs facts, that's what he said yeah who needs facts that's what he said cos we're fed up with your experts your opinions and your articles and the fact that you're better read mate your facts are dead when dirty davey shoved his dicky in a piggy's head there was no room for facts once it was read the rumour flew around the world while the wrapping on the truth was still being unfurled and it made all the headlines in all the right places and thats what we're gonna believe........ cos who needs facts, that's what he said yeah who needs facts that's what he said cos we're fed up with your experts your opinions and your articles and the fact that you're better read mate your facts are dead yes, my facts are better than your facts my facts are better than your facts my facts are better than your facts and that's what i'm going to believe.... when jeremy sat on the floor of a crowded train oh no he didn't was the refrain and history repeats when richard says there are loads of seats and it made all the headlines in all the right places and thats what we're gonna believe........ cos who needs facts, that's what he said yeah who needs facts that's what he said cos we're fed up with your experts your opinions and your articles and the fact that you're better read mate your facts are dead
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Over coffee and The Guardian I heard a good friend say I heard it again in a pub just the other day He said "Yeah I care, I sympathise a lot" "But I've gotta look after what's mine" He said "I'm scared of equality because I own my own home It doesn't mean want the foreigners to go home But I've got a little something someone else ain't got And I've gotta look after what's mine" He said "I'm scared of equality because I've still got a job The boss says my replacements are queuing up around the block I've got a little something someone else ain't got And I've gotta look after what's mine" But don't look down Don't look down Don't look down Don't look down Don't look down Don't look down He said "I heard about austerity, but it just ain't affecting me I suppose this year we can do without a holiday I'm just a simple man lookin' after his family And I've gotta look after what's mine" "There's an Eastern European bloke'll do it much cheaper His missus is in Poland where it's cheaper to keep her And I know his kids in Sports Direct have got it even bleaker But I've gotta look after what's mine" So I won't look down Won't look down I won't look down Don't look down Don't look down Don't look down Look down and all you'll see is a race to the bottom Look down and you'll see that they've got 'em where they want 'em Look down and all you'll see is your chains Look up look forward if you want to see change Don't look down Don't look down Don't look down
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If the Queen had a vote, who would she vote for Would she vote for the rich, or vote for the poor? Would she vote for change or for the status quo? Would she vote to remain or vote to go? Would she vote with her head or vote with her arse? Would she vote for the patriotic working class? Would she vote with her head or vote with her feet? Would she vote for the metropolitan elite? If the Queen had a pound how would she spend it Would she give it to you or would she lend it? Would she wait for change or for the status quo? Would she spend it to remain or spend it to go? Would she spend it with her head or spend it with her arse? Would she spend it on the patriotic working class? Would she spend it with her head or spend it with her feet? Would she lend it to the metropolitan elite? Wat Tyler says I want my country back Wat Tyler says I want my country back Wat Tyler says I want my country back Wat Tyler says I want my country back And the Queen says Wat “what for?” This country has never belonged to the poor It belongs to the monarchy and the banks It belongs to the monarchy and the banks It belongs to the monarchy and the banks So just run along now peasants thanks And John Ball says I want my country back John Ball says I want my country back John Ball says I want my country back John Ball says I want my country back And the Queen says to John Ball well you’re wrong It’s always been my country so jog on It belongs to the monarchy and the banks It belongs to the monarchy and the banks It belongs to the monarchy and the banks So just run along now peasants thanks If the Queen had a hammer, would she hammer in the morning? Would she hammer on the rich or hammer on the poor men? Would she hammer for change or for the status quo? Would she hammer to remain or hammer to go? Would she hammer with her head or hammer with her arse? Would she hammer for the patriotic working class? Would she hammer with her head or hammer with her feet? Would she hammer on the metropolitan elite? So, the Queen says to me and the Queen says to you It’s my country so fuck you It belongs to the monarchy and the banks It belongs to the monarchy and the banks It belongs to the monarchy and the banks So just run along now peasants thanks If the Queen had a hammer, would she hammer in the morning? Would she hammer on the rich or on the poor men? Would she hammer for change or for the status quo? Would she hammer to remain or hammer to go? Would she hammer with her head or hammer with her arse? Would she hammer for the patriotic working class? Would she hammer with her head or hammer with her feet? Would she hammer on the metropolitan elite? Would she hammer on the metropolitan elite?
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He doesn’t see the girls much any more since he stopped earning a wage He doesn’t see the girls at all anymore since he had to go away But he’s thinking about them today And the dreadful news from the USA Children in the crosshairs He’s sending them his thoughts and prayers On a threadbare sofa lit by a TV that’s always on She’s hugs the girls tight as the news is read on BBC One With their X-Factor dreams of being someone What would’ve happened that night, if he’d had a gun? Her children in the crosshairs And other people’s thoughts and prayers No job, no home, he spent a few nights on the streets Well the army gives you survival skills, they give you PTSD He remembers a fella from that first night By a busy tube still out of sight As the Metro headline screams Children in the crosshairs Send them your thoughts and prayers She remembers her mother singing to her when she was young And she hears the man in black as she puts the littl’un down Singing “When I was a baby my mother told me son Always be a good boy, don’t ever play with guns But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die….. Children in the crosshairs Children in the crosshairs Children in the crosshairs What use your thoughts and prayers?
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Each year on this day of March seventeen A bigot will make a complaint That in England no man of Irish descent Will honour his host’s patron saint To answer this question avoiding aggression Oppression is what you must say And we’ll sing him a song of his man St George And then he can be on his way Yes, we’ll sing St George stories, sing of his glories We’ll sing of his propriety And we’ll sing of his roots in the old middle east ‘Cos St George is a refugee Sing of dragons slayed, and maiden’s he’s saved If legend is your cup of tea Or we’ll sing you a song of old Palestine And a Roman mercenary St Patrick had snakes, St Augustine the shakes St Andrew a cross on its side But no passport has George for the man on the border Beaming with his national pride Yes, we’ll sing St George stories, sing of his glories We’ll sing of his propriety And we’ll sing of his roots in the old middle east ‘Cos St George is a refugee So, open your borders and lower your flags For the man the Muslims agree Was a prophet, a soldier, of god a beholder, A hero, a refugee Yes, we’ll sing St George stories, sing of his glories We’ll sing of his propriety And we’ll sing of his roots in the old middle east ‘Cos St George is a refugee And we’ll sing of his roots in the old middle east ‘Cos St George is a refugee

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released March 22, 2018

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