Ideology - Billy Bragg

    When one voice rules the nation
    Just because they're top of the pile
    Doesn't mean their vision is the clearest
    The voices of the people
    Are falling on deaf ears
    Our politicians all become careerists
    They must declare their interests
    But not their company cars
    Is there more to a seat in Parliament
    Than sitting on your arse
    And the best of all this bad bunch
    Are shouting to be heard
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing

    Outside the patient millions
    Who put them into power
    Expect a little more back for their taxes
    Like school books, beds in hospitals
    And peace in our bloody time
    All they get is old men grinding axes
    Who've built their private fortunes
    On the things they can rely
    The courts, the secret handshake
    The Stock Exchange and the old school tie
    For God and Queen and Country
    All things they justify
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing

    God bless the Civil Service
    The nations saving grace
    While we expect democracy
    They're laughing in our face
    And although our cries get louder
    Their laughter gets louder still
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing


    Marco Giunco
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