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Who Voted For It?

by Martin Craig

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I wrote this song after the U.K. General Election in 2010 and re-recorded it in 2016. It's now the autumn of 2017; another U.K. General Election has been and gone, following the BREXIT vote for Britain to leave Europe. Meanwhile, America struggles to come to terms with President Donald Trump as he locks horns with North Korea and Iran and France have elected a centrist former investment banker over a candidate from the Far Right. In Germany, Angela Merkel has scraped back without a decisive majority, and another far-right party has gained some seats. Are things any better, or are they much worse? You decide...

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Who voted for it?
And why aren't you clapping?
A bitter coating on it
An unhappy slapping
A cut-and-paste they took from Wikipedia
Toxic waste, splashed across the media, but -
Who voted for it?
And why aren't you clapping?

Who voted for it?
And why aren't you clapping?
'Cause they're noted for it
So why were you napping?
'For Sale' sign, deserted family home
A Big Society, locked out on our own, but -
Who voted for it?
And why aren't you clapping?

Who invited this crowd to the party?
They'll steal the silver, then they'll trash the pad
They think they're hard
What's that? Oh God, they've started
Lighting fires from Damascus to Baghdad, but -

Who voted for it?
And why aren't you clapping?
They look bloated on it
Their tempers are snapping
They've raped and fought the World in search of fuel
Who'd have thought that things could get this cruel? But -
Who voted for it?
And why aren't you clapping?

Who voted for it?
And why aren't you clapping?

We voted for it

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released May 4, 2017
Words and music: ©Martin Craig, 2010
This recording: ©Martin Craig, 2016.
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Martin Craig Scotland, UK

Veteran rocker Martin Craig has been playing music live for 60 years, since he and his pals formed a skiffle group in his parents' garden, aged 10. His songwriting explores current themes; often humorously, sometimes satirically, always musically.

Martin lives 'two-thirds off-grid' in a former shepherds' bothy in a remote part of rural Scotland.
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