Broken Britain

by Shaye

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David Knight This young artist is expressing, with music, the depressing reality of Tory Britain. I doubt it will embarrass our thick-skinned Prime Minister, but it should. Proceeds go to charity as well; another good reason to add it to your collection.
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Skimaskkass Very interesting song writing worth paying for. I hope Shaye releases more music on Bandcamp.
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Diliz Excellent, well done.....
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Britain is in the grip of austerity and the vast majority are suffering. This song is to raise awareness for those who are on the sharp end of David Cameron's Coalition.

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David, please help me
I'm critically ill and I'm losing my house
David, don't ignore me
You tricked your way in and you let me down
I'm running out of money even though I was okay
I lost my job though I never skipped a day

You promised me I would be okay

But our land is broken and there's no use pretending
Cos what you're doing just isn't helping
We gave you our trust, you gave more tax to pay
And after all of that you took our jobs away

So now we're broke and we're living off food banks
And what's worst is there's no money where it does count
Every companies gone private, every shops gone bust
And everything we do gets mocked by you, David

David, please save me
Im freezing to death and my bills have gone up
David, I'm pleading
I need NHS but your friends got the lot
I want to go to Uni but the fees have gone up
I wanted a career but more jobs have been cut

So I hope you see the damage that you've done
And you look in my eyes and you tell me that I'm wrong
You'll call me a sponger and it'll make your day
But all I have to say is

Ad. Lib Plebbing


released February 27, 2013
Written and performed by Shaye
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