1933

Album: Be More Kind (2018)
  • "Stop asking musicians what they think"
    He said softly as he poured himself a second drink
    And outside, the world slipped over the brink
    We all thought we had nothing to lose
    That we could trust in crossed fingers and horseshoes
    That everything would work out, no matter what we choose

    The first time it was a tragedy
    The second time is a farce
    Outside it's 1933 so I'm hitting the bar

    But I don't know what's going on anymore
    The world outside is burning with a brand new light
    But it isn't one that makes me feel warm
    Don't go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn
    Don't go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn

    If I was of the greatest generation I'd be pissed
    Surveying the world that I built slipping back into this
    I'd be screaming at my grandkids: "We already did this"
    Be suspicious of simple answers
    That shit's for fascists and maybe teenagers
    You can't fix the world if all you have is a hammer

    The first time it was a tragedy
    The second time is a farce
    Outside it's 1933 so I'm hitting the bar

    But I don't know what's going on anymore
    The world outside is burning with a brand new light
    But it isn't one that makes me feel warm
    Don't go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn
    Don't go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn
    For the dawn

    Aren't you ashamed of this?
    I surely hope that you are
    We live in a society that's maybe heading for Mars

    But down here we still have a shower of bastards leading the charge
    Outside it's 1933 so I'm hitting the bar

    But I don't know what's going on anymore
    The world outside is burning with a brand new light
    But it isn't one that makes me feel warm
    Don't go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn
    Don't go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn
    Don't go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn
    Don't go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn Writer/s: FRANK TURNER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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