It’s The End Of The (political) World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

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Director, Graeme Downie @GraemeDownie

With apologies to the brilliant R.E.M.  Listen to the original here.

That’s great! Week starts with a Trump-quake,

Protests and ratings, an alternative fact

The world is a bit afraid.

 

Eye of a twitter storm, listen to your stomach churn.

He serves its own needs, spit a dummy, serve his own needs.

Reel off some newspeak, small hands, no strength.

 

The world starts to clatter with fear, just from the alt-right.

We’re in a fire, representing no aims

In a government for hire and a combat site.

 

Putin west and coming in a hurry

With the feds breathing down your neck.

 

One-by-one reporters baffled, Trumped, tethered, stopped.

Look at that fake news! Fine, then.

Uh oh, no overflow, population, build a wall

 

But it’ll do. Save yourself, serve yourself.

He serves its own needs, no time for hearts to bleed.

Dummy, here comes The Rapture, and right, no rev, just the right, right.

We’re vitriolic, still patriotic keep fight, hope for bright light.

 

We must be pretty psyched.

 

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

 

Six o’clock – Scotland hour

Don’t get caught in Brexit tower

 

A budget to slash and burn, will it return?

Listen to the government squirm.

 

Locking on, missile burning, Labour running

Every sentence escalates, every motive in too late

 

Light a match, catch a train

ScotRail, Scot Fail,

Watch your hope crush, crushed

Uh oh, no fear, indy referendum near

We all lament, and lament

A debate to tire,

Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives

Will Scots decline?

 

It’s the end of the world as we know it

It’s the end of the world as we know it (Does Scotland need some time alone?)

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (Has Trump just started the Keystone?)

I feel fine

 

It’s the end of the world as we know it (Is it time to polish the gravestone?)

It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (Our politics needs to fine a new tone)

 

The other night I dreamt of lives

NHS spending aside

Council spending out of line.

 

Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon

Ewan McGregor and Danny Boyle

Launch the party, launch the film, popcorn and coke

You’re optimistic, and caustic but choosing life, right? Right.

 

It’s the end of the world as we know it and, who knows, it might be fine?

 

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