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State of Emergency

by GUS

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Inspired by the attempted coup in Turkey, this track has been remastered and released on Bandcamp because it's still (and will always be) relevant.
Just look at the US, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Brazil and BrexitBritain...
We are already living in a State of Emergency. x Gus.

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state of emergency

When you're hassled by black activists
or those bleeding-heart socialists

if the judges don't do what they're told,
if you can't keep the youth under control

whether you're worried about kurdish separatists
or just awkward questions from journalists

if you think refugees bring disease
or if you'd just like to arm the police

if you think those protestors are just having a moan
and you think that women should stay at home

if you're worried about some obscure sect
or if it's all kicking off at Sports Direct

if you want to criminalise abortion
or simply want to amass a fortune

A riot, an attack, a failed coup..
it's a dictator's dream come true,
now you can act with urgency
and declare a state of emergency!

If you think the poor are just parasites
and you've had enough of those human rights

if you're having problems with gender
afraid those rebels will never surrender?

if you can't find enough flag-wavers
to support you and your crusaders

If you want to get rid of all the dissenters
by installing in their place your own party members

if you'd like to be able to frack
for oil, keeping the eco's off your back

if you want to scrap the constitutional court
and send them off on the next transport

if you want to seal your borders
while claiming you're just following orders

A riot, an attack, a failed coup..
it's a dictator's dream come true,
if the thing you really hate is diversity
then it's time for a state of emergency.

If your mates are accused of child abuse,
and you yourself are under suspicion
if there's a swingeing law you want to introduce,
if you just want to jam my transmission

if you're connected to some dodgy billionaire,
and you want to divert all the attention elsewhere.

if you can't stand to see a dyke or a queer
if you hope that your police will help them dissapear

and you think that love can be perversity
then it's time for a state of emergency.

A riot, an attack, a failed coup..
it's a dictator's dream come true,
if you want to be in charge for eternity
then it's time to declare a state of emergency.

A riot, an attack, a failed coup..
it's a dictator's dream come true,
now you can act with urgency
and declare a state of emergency!

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released February 2, 2019

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GUS Sheffield, UK

Gus has been making music with friends, with computers and on his own since he was about 8.

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