Never Trust A Tory (East End Boys Knees Up Mix)

by A Short Dark Stranger

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The track to accompany the YouTube video..why not buy the track and watch the video? All proceeds to Freedom4Girls (giving young women from disadvantaged backgrounds much needed help with the most personal of matters) and Leeds Northwest Food Bank ( - fair banks, not food banks, that's what I say.


They tout that Thatcherite fallacy
Of ‘trickle down’ wealth
Truth is – it breeds inequality
And so much suffering by stealth
They lied that right wing was the right thing..
So it’s back to the Eighties – with Tories in power
Normal? Disabled? It’s you they’ll devour!
A creed of greed from Leeds to Barking
(That’s why we hate them more than parallel parking!)
So sod the Northern Powerhouse
They’d rather butcher fox and grouse!
From Yorkshire folk to Scouse
There needs to be the shout -

Never Trust A Tory!

They’ll do a national disservice
To our NHS
You’d vote for privatised treatment?
Beware – you’ll pay more for less
And their media fuelled frenzy of fear..
Will tear asunder our welfare state
And flood your heart with xenophobic hate
So – au revoir Europe – it’s been fun!
(There goes a referendum with the emphasis on ‘dumb’..)
O how they love to frack around – so say goodbye
To these green and pleasant lands
We all should heed the cry

Never Trust A Tory!

From the Stoned Age to the Bronzed Age
Ignorance and apathy at every stage
Lets evil get away with things
And it’s not good or right
For we musn’t be beaten by Harrow or Eton!
So let’s stand up together – and fight!!


‘Hardworking families’
That ‘do the right thing’
Which is ‘make the rich richer’
(Under ‘Strong and Stable Leadership’)
Meanwhile they’re laughing all the way offshore to their bankers
Only fools believe their bull about ‘balancing the books’
Who truly could trust these avaricious crooks?
They privatise to ‘incentivise’ – but all to no avail!
Our schools and public transport? Corporate epic fails!
So let’s unite and focus against these greedy locusts
A Biblical plague for the modern age..

Never Trust A Tory!

(Copyright & all lyrics & music by A short Dark Stranger).


released May 27, 2017
A short Dark Stranger: Stylophone, Vocals, Synthesisers, Piano, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Programming, Noises.



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A Short Dark Stranger Leeds, UK

A Leeds based purveyor of pumping power pop!

80s / 90s style throbbing, crashingly catchy (and literally exploding) synth-pop epics cross fertilised with cathartic, heartfelt, emotionally honest yet wittily pithy, observant and self deprecatingly amusing lyrics.

The resulting hybrid is an entirely new musical species - and (dare I say it?) an act of "musical selection"!
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