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A tyrannical Tory Government, the Brexit shambles, the impact of Covid. Bills rising, the choice between heating & eating whilst earning a minimum wage with little job security. Unrest is in the air & the nation is divided.


Austerity Street

Here society has failed, no homes, poor jobs,
it's such a grim tale
They are so young yet look so old
nowhere to go but they must leave, left in the path of Tory greed
who lead by con tricks & deceit.

On Austerity Street, never get the chance to make ends meet
Not going to get the chance to succeed, not complicated
- you voted for it all yourselves

O to dream! and dream we must, this drudgery no boom all bust
work conditions are rotten, grim & foul
we can dream how life should be, we've seen the adverts on TV
all that's left for them is but a dream

On Austerity Street, never get the chance succeed
You're being conned 'cos it's your votes they need, not complicated
- you voted for it all yourselves

look round and around, then down & down
down, down, look around

they tell you immigration's to blame, it ruins the country
going down the drain, but not the system that's all wrong
good things from life, you'll never get,
with zero hours & excessive rent
and never make anything of themselves
on Austerity Street


from The Sitting Tenants - Songs for a musical (demos etc), released June 2, 2022
From The Sitting Tenants album 'a kitchen sink drama....' released on 208 RECORDS thesittingtenants.bandcamp.com/releases


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