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Plan B, Brian Eno, Amanda Palmer és Emeli Sandé videói a brit parlamenti választások elé

2019. december 11., 14:49

Nagy-Britanniában december 12-én tartják a Brexit-fiaskó miatt előrehozott parlamenti választásokat, ami elé több könnyűzenei előadó is új megjelenéseket igazított. A veterán producer Brian Eno például a Boris Johnson vezette Konzervatív Pártról tett közzé egy Everything’s On The Up With The Tories című polka-gúnydalt (amint időközben kiderült, Amanda Palmer kis közreműködésével), a soul díva Emeli Sandé a You Are Not Alone című számát adta oda új videóhoz a Munkáspárt támogatására, míg a rapper Plan B taktikai szavazásra bíztat új First Past The Post klipdalával.

A 2006-ban Who Needs Actions When You Got Words debütalbumával rapperként feltűnt Plan B (született: Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew, 1983)  a 2010-es The Defamation Of Strickland Banks című soul-pop konceptlemezével lett milliós eladású énekes sztárrá, majd a saját maga által írt és rendezett 2012-es iLL Manors (magyar címén: Rázós környék) mozifilmjével és annak kísérőalbumával ismét a hiphophoz kanyarodott vissza. Bő fél évtized szünet után érkező tavalyi Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose című visszatérő albuma csalódás volt, most viszont egy rapdallal bíztatja rajongóit taktikai szavazásra.

They call it first past the post
You live in a constituency
Kinda like an area code
There are 650 of these
Various zones
Up and down the country designed to compartmentalise votes
Check the system
The prime ministerial candidate with the most votes don’t always win in this system
Our votes only count towards helping some random politician in our local jurisdiction better his position

Come closer
Listen ere
Only takes a third of the population to give a party the majority they need to win
Even if more people in total across the UK
I.E the real majority vote against them getting in
Yeah the systems kinda fucked and it doesn’t seem fair
But that’s the way it is here and also over there
In the USA where the air’s already turned sour
Cause more people voted for Hillary but Trump still got into power
But check the loophole
It’s called tactical voting
If you live in an area where most of your neighbours are a mix of blue and red and are practically neck to neck in the polling
And the yellow party are the party you’ve invested all in your hopes in
And your vote will probably be in vain
I know this sounds insane
And probably makes you feel like you’d do better if you just abstain
And didn’t vote for no one
Like ‘fuck ‘em they all the same’
No one represents me or my peoples anyways
But what if one party is the best of a bad bunch, and you’d rather them get into power than those other lying cunts
What then? Think practically
The only way of ensuring the worst don’t happen is by voting tactically
I.E voting for the party you hate least so the one you hate most don’t just win automatically
In the past this has worked with those of you liberals in the centre who’ve voted pragmatically
Accepting things the way they are without trying to change them dramatically
Cause you know you’ll lose systematically
We’re living in different times now, unprecedented
Trump and his daughter political system no matter how demented and augmented can be dented

You ain’t gotta go out and vote the same way your family and friends did
So go on roll the dice and play the game
Not all constituencies are the same
Some are red, some are blue and some are altogether strange mixes of the two that hang in the balance
And you might do well by putting your X up on that ballot
Throw some seasoning in that salad
Just try and swing it hope your party win it
That seat in the commons still has some value in it
Even if your party ain’t running government they can have a voice within it
Veto policies they don’t agree with
They’re the party in control of trying to pass through and get them beated, like when Boris tried to provo parliament and got defeated

Fuck how you want to live now
This is about how you want to move forward
What kind of future you want for your sons and your daughters
And all you OAP’s out there
The ones that are probably going to die in the next 10 years anyway
Why don’t you ask your fifteen, sixteen year old grandkids who they’d vote for if they could and go vote for them
Your generations already fucked up the environment for them
How about not fucking up their futures for them aswell?

On your marks, get set, go

First past the post
That’s what they call the system we use in this country when we vote
Cameron said that Britain’s broke
But the only thing that’s broke in Britain is the system, trust me, it’s a fucking joke
Just a two horse race like Lidl and Aldi
Fuck where you do your Christmas shopping man
All they wanna know is you an innie or an outie
They don’t wanna see your belly button man

You don’t wanna live to regret this
Second chance to stay or head for the exit
Obviously I’m talkin about Brexit
Yeah that’s right we’re all still talking about Brexit
This ain’t no super complex shit, it’s simple
Fuck how these politicians flexin’
Trying to make this shit about their parties policies
When ain’t nothing moving forward til this problems been corrected

So vote Tory if you want to be free from European influence and become the 51st state of the US when it comes to trading
Or vote Labour and have another referendum on whether we leave the EU now that everyone’s more informed about the situation

If you’re worried about Jeremy stifling wealth creation and don’t wanna vote for Boris cause you fucking hate him
Then vote lib dem in the consistencies they have a realistic stake in
Or the green party, I hear some of you shoutin
Respect if that’s where you stand your ground in
Or any of the other smaller independent parties in the areas they have some actual clout in and force a hung parliament
So no mother fucker has the majority and we get another coalition government
The choice is yours
Vote with your head and your heart in equal measures
Now that you’re better informed
Take your vote and
Go and ruffle some fuckin feathers

Oh and merry Christmas
What’s at the top of your wish list?
Apart from wrapping up this whole dirty stinking business
Go out and get voting
After that you can get the smoke in and crack the tins open
Cause you need a clear head for what’s approaching, no joking
Trust me the games wide open, you know what to do
Hit the likes on this bitch, it needs promoting

A Brian Eno által december 9-én közzétett Everything’s On The Up With The Tories gúnydalt ma hajnalban az angol író Neil Gaiman is feltette saját YouTube-csatornájára immár egy vicces videóval, melynek végéről kiderül, hogy felesége, Amanda Palmer és annak szintén amerikai zenészbarátai, Jherek Bischoff és Jason Webley is közreműködtek a szám elkészítésében:

Everything’s on the up with the Tories
The gap between the richies and the poories
The porky pies and fabricated stories
Yes, everything’s on the up with the Tories

Everything’s up the creek with the Blue Boys
They’re selling off the NHS to cowboys
They’re cutting back on nurses
(But investing it in hearses)
The nitwits and the we-don’t-have-a-clue boys

Everything’s on the up with the Tories
With unemployed across all categories
There’s Johnson, Gove, Patel
(It’s a government from Hell)
And a few more years of Brexit purgatory

Everything’s on the up with the Righties
Who worship at the feet of Trump Almighty
There’s people in the street
Without a bloody crust to eat
But everything’s on the up for the Tories

If you’re Eton, Winchester or Harrow
The road to the future, though narrow
Leads, like a well-aimed arrow
Right to the bottom of the barrel

We’re scraping the bottom of the barrel

Everything’s on the up with the Tories
Their red-tops farting out more made-up stories
They’re proudly on the wrong side of history
But everything’s on the up
Everything’s on the up
Everything’s on the up
With the Tories!

Amanda Palmer ma délutáni posztja a közös dal születéséről:

a brit szupersztár énekesnő Emeli Sandé szeptemberben megjelent Real Life albumának politikus hangvételű You Are Not Alone című számához igazítva a Munkáspárt vezérének, Jeremy Corbynnak a hivatalos YouTube-csatornáján mutattak be új kampányvideót:

a dal eredeti klipje augusztusból:

Are you sick and tired of being lied to?
Getting kinda bored of being ignored?
Can’t find the tribe that you belong to?
Oh, my friend, you are not alone

Are you tired of begging for some answers?
Are you scared you won’t make it out alive?
Does it make you sick when truth is censored?
Oh, my friend, you are not alone

Oh, you are not alone here, don’t fear
You are not alone here, no way
There’s plenty more others here, yeah, yeah
My friend, oh, you are not alone

Are you tired of working for the minimum?
Has your heart adjusted to the dark?
Well, does it make you sick they kill the innocent?
Oh, my friend, you are not alone

Are you dreaming of a brighter future?
Oh, somewhere the children can be free
Will you risk it all to tell the truth? Yeah
My friend, oh, you are not alone

Oh, you are not alone here, don’t fear
You are not alone here, no way
There’s plenty more others here, yeah, yeah
My friend, oh, you are not alone

Are you tired of feeling so invisible?
Are you sick of silencing your voice?
Do you still have hope that peace is possible?
My friend, oh, you are not alone

You are not alone here, don’t fear
You are not alone here, no way
There’s plenty more others here, yeah, yeah
My friend, oh, you are not alone
You are not alone here, don’t fear
You are not alone here, no way,
There’s plenty more others here, yeah, yeah
My friend, you are not alone

You are not alone here, don’t fear
No way
There’s plenty more others here, yeah, yeah
My friend, oh, you are not alone

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