from by Spanner



A dying empire in a state of collapse
Now we see how deeply we’ve been trapped
Everybody’s gotta share in this crisis
and now’s the time to fight for something better than this
Spending our lives in the house of credit cards
Rush to the sales when times get hard
Drawn by empty promises and driven by excess
We let them lead us into this mess
Crippling debt and homes under threat
The vultures circling for all they can get
With so many ways to make us pay
We’re past the worst of it so they say
Race you to the bottom, feel the cutbacks
While the super rich are busy evading tax
And for greedy bankers who direct the fraud
It’s bonus city and huge rewards
for them the system never failed
Blank cheque how quickly they got bailed
With our money of course this is nothing new
We’ve always slaved for the greed of the few

We’re breaking ranks, death to the banks, in anarchy we trust
Let’s turn off this show, it’s all got to go, BOOM AND BUST

Talking heads line up to give their views
Expert opinions to keep us confused
Lots of advice on how how we can cope
Chat shows and adverts selling hope
With recession beating useful tips
They loan us a paddle on a sinking ship
Please don’t panic rescue will come
If we just let them do the sums
The important bit is that we wait
For the leaders of the market and the state
Only they have the power to restructure our lives
With some expertly wielded corporate knives
But we’ve past the point of no return
They’re fiddling figures while the empire burns
Their solution is more of the same
It’s time we changed the rules of the game

Look around you how much more proof
Do people need to face the truth
None of this can be rearranged
Let’s turn their crisis into real change
The bosses’ will feel real executive stress
when we take it all back and repossess
Our time our future our land our homes and start living lives we can all our own


from Crisis, released April 1, 2011




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Spanner has been mixing politics and pleasure since around 2000, and we aim to still be at it when it’s time for dancing on the ruins of the empire. We’re taking bookings for the after party now!

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