The State We're In

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Kind of a protest song covering the effects on society from boom to bust!

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The State We’re In

Lets all go to church or better yet the shopping centre,
All our prayers are spent but spending money’s even better,
I’m looking for distraction for a temporary plan,
I’m looking for a jacket that defines me as a man.

Everyone’s a suspect there’s an accent on the bus,
Not so long ago across the water that was us,
I drink for the wrong reasons and I’m angry all the time,
I bust the toilets in the club I don’t even know why.

Don’t even know why,
Don’t even know why,
Don’t even know why,
Don’t even know why,

My car is like a prison cell I gotta keep it running,
The guy beside me’s fuming, I can feel it something’s coming,
Nobody got money and nobody is content,
Your mortgage is a fallacy we’re all just paying rent,

But do you wanna fight
Do you wanna fight
Do you wanna fight
Do you wanna fight

Bonuses and pensions for our ministers of greed,
Democracy just flatlined in the queue for A&E,
Now they’re knocking on my door because they think I’m grass roots,
Double talk, double cross, double-breast suits.

Only the loneliness is real,
When the money’s gone and you can feel-
The sober touch of the state we’re in.
We put our faith in all wrong things,
We knocked our homes to build mansions,
Paper houses echoing,
The sober truth of the state we’re in.

credits

from Desire Lines, track released February 14, 2012
Valentine Black (P McLoughlin): vocals, acoustic and electric guitars.
Philly Kennedy: bass
Mick Cross: drums
Dave Hand: lead guitar
Robert MacLeod: piano, keyboards
Petra Lexova: violins
Paula Hughes: cello
Produced by Robert MacLeod and P Mc Loughlin
Engineered by Richie Corcoran @Resolution Recordings Dublin.
Mastered by Barry Woodward @Dining Room Music London

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Valentine Black Ireland

Valentine Black wants his body of work to mix the heart of Springsteen, the head of Dylan, the guts of The Clash and the imagination of Bowie...throw in plenty of melody, and a nod and a wink to more contemporary artists like Arcade Fire, The National, Elbow and James and you’ve got his musical ambition!
His debut album is due for release in Spring 2012.
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