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Last quarter of 2018, first quarter of 2019. The words of each track are under the individual track entries

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released March 26, 2019

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Track Name: Theresa May's Jazz Odyssey
(Lyrics)

Who needs a parliament
when you've got Theresa May ?
Who needs anything, (okay)
When you've got the chief
megalomaniac of a party
Self-serving ?

Why replace the E.U.
When we've got the effective equivalent
Embodied in a single lunatic female ?

Protectionism always onward.
Follow the lines, follow the lines.
Parliament must follow everything she leads
When she's told what to do by the E.U. commissioners.

How do we leave ?
No-one's allowed to leave.
No-one allowed to leave the protectionist
laws helping billionaires.

Let's talk about National identities
ignoring the fact that
they were always used to start wars.
Let's not talk of freedom.

"and we must protect the Good Friday Agreement"
A gangster state for the people of Northern Ireland
Who should have their cake and eat it,
but they can't.

Oh, all the protections afforded by the European Union -
Let's grab an E.U. flag and give it
to someone sleeping on the streets,
'cause they've got nowhere to live,
While the E.U. passes laws
restricting Youtube and Twitter and Facebook
For the sake of Corporate interests.

Isn't life grand ?
More control laws,
thank you E.U.,
thank you Theresa -
Prime Minister,
Home Secretary.
Ego-maniac more like.

Beat them, beat the poor, beat everyone.
Don't let anyone do anything,
unless they're rich, in which case,
let them control everybody else's life.
This is Theresa May's Jazz Odyssey.

Locked up, bound up,
in ever more stupid regulations.
Commission in blood,
Commission's been cancelled, on both sides.
Been cancelled.
Sorry, Theresa, your time is up,
Sorry, E.U. goodbye.
Track Name: 11th - 12th March 2019
Here it comes

Where would we be
without the bits of paper
telling us it's alright ?
Where would we be
without more laws,
more paperwork ?
Lawyers not getting richer,
Oh what a terrible world.

Can't you do anything ?
No, not without the dots
and the crosses.

Alright, why do we all fight ?
There must be some light
at the end of the tunnel.

Life-like light
coming down the line
we've all gotta hope
we've all gotta be
blinded by nonsensical ego bullshit.

Why don't you do the thing ?
Oh, we're not allowed to do it like that, no,
we have to do it like this
we have to acquiesse
and you will be told
we have to acquiesse
you will be told
you have to acquiesse
you will be
told.

...........

Incompetent governments.
Incompetent everything.
Whatever.
Whatever next ?
On and on and on
and on and on and on.

Fight for the right
Stand for the right
Doing alright
Don't fuck it up again, right ?!
Stand for the right.
Don't fuck it up, alright !
Don't keep dragging it out
on your ego.
Get on with it assholes.
Get on with it.

There must be a better way than this.
No, no, blow it alright (oh yeah) into the night
Dragging up every stupid thing
every government in succession.
Another law,
another thing to bind everyone
in endless paperwork.
Where would we be
without all the dotted, crossed lines ?

...........

Are they up all night
in the house of commons ?
Oh, can we get it all right ?
Can we make it alright now ?

Watch the sky, in the air,
wait for it all to fall around our ears,
can't make up our minds
always gotta be blinded
by nonsense of egos.

Big egos,
massaged from a little girl,
little proud boy
grow up
to know your birthright.
You're one of the elite.
You can do what you want
bring it all around everybody's feet
because you do
what your mammy and daddy
wanted you to do.
Screw everyone who gets in the way
not just today
for all time.

Mess it up, acquiesse and tell us
nothing, except to go along with it
Well, why don't you go along
with what you're being told here.

We're trying to break free
and what do you do ?

You go over there and bow your head
after telling everyone here
what must be done.

.......
Track Name: Nosebleed (must be a message for me) update
So you thought you'd
come around the way.
Getting back again.

"Nobody's interested,
no-one wants to help you,
lay down and die
or get up and fight again"

Is there any point ?
I want to know.
"No there isn't"
So why bother at all ?

Gotta get some(thing),
gotta get outta this
nonsensical existence
made by all the assholes.

Everywhere around the world
they all sit in silence, doing nothing.
Everybody wants to get in your way all the time.
What's the point, what's the point ?
I don't know (x5)

Tell me what the point is.
Tell me.
If you find it, give me a sign.
Let's play the games until we all die.

Oh, I just want out of this pointlessness.
Give me a break let me go.
Track Name: Fritter #1 (The 'Life's a Circus starring Dick Van Dyke from Hell' version)
Don't you think of it the way you want it ?
Don't you think of it the way you need ?
Don't you think of it the way you should now ?
Don't you think of it, the way it bleeds ?

Just you take control and there you have it
Just you take control and there it is
Just you take control, it's all on you now
Just you take control, it never gives an inch

Don't you think of it the way you want it ?
Don't you think of it the way you need ?
Don't you think of it the way you should now ?
Don't you think of it, the way it bleeds ?

Just you take control and then you have it
Just you take control and there it is
Just you take control, it's all on you now
Just you take control, it never gives an inch

Don't forget, it will return.

Step around the lines and then you're in it
Step around the lines and then you'll know
Step around the lines, you're right in it
Step around the lines, it didn't go that way.
Oh No.

It should have been there,
But you'll find in the end it's not there
Where is it ?
You don't know now
It's always somewhere else,
under somebody else's control

What kind of world is this we're living in ?
What kind of world is this ?
I'd like to know
Did we want it ?
I do not think so
It's all the same, on and on,

On and on.
What did you ?
Went to go now
I can't find my way
Oh, where did it go now ?
Oh no, I can't find my way
back home again.
Home again.

Outside there
in the mess that's all around us
Do you wanna look outside ?

How long have you got ?
How long is left now ?
Do you know what it is going to ?
Oh little dreamy head
It's all on you
Sooner or later
We're all falling down dead

Oh, I didn't want it this way
but in time we will all be gone
and it won't matter anyway
Track Name: The Song of Joy (provisional version)
Got no time, got no way
Got nothing, at the end of the day

Got no time, got no way
Got nothing, not even a day

No-one knows how much is left
Got to get on with it, nothing left

Emptied out, right to the ground
All the smell of death, falling around

Must be, some kind of way out
Eternal being, no doubt

Ticking away, time ticking away
Time ticking away, time ticking away

Ticking away, ticking away
Flowing away, falling away

Falling away, falling

No time left, got no time,
Got no way, got nothing
It's the end of the day,
It's the final dance,
The final day
No time
No time
No
Track Name: Living Conditions (version 1)
Say no more
Say only less
What have we come to ?
Living this mess

Living
conditions us
to except
living conditions

Life on the streets
We own your life
Is this similar to
Housing conditions ?

Violence is the end
of the marginalised (of the victimised)
in the spaces we are given
as living conditions

Living
conditions
us
to except

Money, always to the rich
'The Stupid Poor will blame each other'
No grand designs
Just parochial minds

Living
conditions us
to except
Living conditions

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