How the West was Lost

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(A STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS AND A LOVE SONG TO BOOT).

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HOW THE WEST WAS LOST
So the politics of left and right have embraced each other almost overnight
And our kids are growing up too fast, we should’ve known our reign was never gonna’ last
And wisdom comes with age we’re told, but it’s never too late to try to break that mould
Though we’re rightfully suspicious of, those who claim to be in cahoots with God
In a world that’s getting harder to explain
The love of a good woman keeps me sane

And those idiots in magazines, they are our children’s heroes kings and queens
Should we lead them to the promised land or lead them to the guillotine
On street corners there are teenage hoods who bay for blood and call each other blud
Do I act chicken and shut my gob or be born again and release my inner yob
See these city streets can sometimes do your brain
But the love of a good woman keeps me sane

The bread-heads and the spoon-feds say your prophets are at a loss
And there’s something to be said for shallow days and candyfloss
But mark my words that’ll be how the west was lost

And the hacks make fun of protest songs, ‘cos the counterculture’s all but dead and gone
And Rock n roll's now just artifice, what would Johnny Thunders make of this
As I search for truth and not someone to blame
The love of a good woman keeps me sane
As I do nothing but do nothing but complain
The love of a good woman, the love of a good woman, the love of a good woman keeps me sane

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from Soundbites and Civil Rights, released February 20, 2016

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The Lone Groover London, UK

Named after the anti-hero of a comic strip that graced the music inkies of the 70s, THE LONE GROOVER is a one man & guitar outfit who channels his love of folk, punk and Americana into classic songs of beauty, protest & passion, agit-folk'n'bop if you will."Let’s be clear, I’m not a solo artist, I’m a one man group, I wanna walk like The Clash & sound like Bob Dylan”. Folk music for City dwellers! ... more

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