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  1. BACK YARD

From the recording COUNTERBALANCE

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“Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.” Peter Ustinov
In Britain, Her Majesty’s Government and its machinery is at the time of writing pouncing on some wishy-washy and unsubstantiated allegations on a foreign shore against the founder of the Wikileaks website Julian Assange, who lives on British soil. Those put in power to protect the nation and its inhabitants are supporting the extradition of one of them away from these shores to an uncertain future in which his life could be put at risk. A convenient moment indeed for the authorities to rid themselves of inconvenient truths.

Lyrics

BACK YARD

I dreamt of a storm of terror raining
On a man caught in the act of shaming
Exposing truths too truthful to be heard
Beware the written word round here

State-sanctioned lies, intimidation
Freedom has spies and strict limitations
They’ve criminalised
Too much information
In front of our eyes, assassination
Here in my back yard

Laws change quietly to redefine freedom
Soup up home-made fictions
If you need them
To deflect a truth too truthful to be heard
Beware the written word round here

State-sanctioned lies, intimidation
Freedom has spies and strict limitations
They’ve criminalised
Too much information
In front of our eyes, assassination
Here in my back yard