Nobody Writes Protest Songs Anymore | Now available from all good digital stores

Another week, another song – only this one isn’t traditional, and it isn’t on the new album, Songs from the AtticIt would be tempting to call it an outtake, but it’s more than that. It’s a song I wrote the morning after Trump’s victory, when I awoke in a shepherd’s cabin in Norfolk (where I happened to be staying – the shepherd had long gone) and pondered what the new world looked like. It took me all of 15 minutes to write, and there’s even a video of it on Youtube, recorded seconds after it was completed, that shows it in its early cabin-esque infancy.

As much as I like the song, sometimes things just don’t fit comfortably alongside other things, which is much the case with this track and the new album. So, rather than stick it in the can and forget about it, I decided to let it loose all on its own, just to see where it flies to. You can now find it, as per usual, on all good digital platforms and stores, including as a free download over on Bandcamp. Click here to take it home with you now!

If you’d rather have it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Youtube or any of the other usual places, then be my guest. The song is awaiting you there and embedded below. I hope you enjoy it.

Nobody Writes Protest Songs Anymore lyrics

Nobody writes protest songs anymore
Really, what’s the point?
We’ve heard them all before
Share if you’re for peace
Hit like if you’re for war
Nobody writes protest songs anymore

People can say what they like these days
The more they spin their lies
The more we’re left to spin
Until they’ve spun us out
And we’ll believe in anything
People can say what they like these days

I’m not looking for a new Bob Dylan
When they old one’s still cooking country pie in the kitchen
And I’m not looking for a new Joni Mitchell
But wouldn’t it be nice
If maybe once or twice
Someone stood before the crowd and told us
I’ve looked at life from both sides now?

People don’t think for themselves these days
They’re waiting for a sign
A post to get behind
A post they’ll never read
Because they haven’t got the time
So tell me how to feel
Just the headline
That I can copy and paste
When I get online
People don’t think for themselves these days

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