Making Progress

by Shrug Life

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The “Making Progress” Five Point Plan:

1. Danny (lyrics, vox & guitars), Josh (drums) & Keith (bass) write song.
2. Get song recorded & mixed by Fiachra McCarthy (HEFTTRAX).
3. Get song mastered by Mark Chester.
4. Get artwork designed by Sean Conroy (deadl.ie)
5. Release song via online platforms.

lyrics

Promised a great leap forward
Led on a long limp backwards
Another regime of blindfold reform
Expected as ever to grin and bear it
As we measure the cost of brushing our teeth
Interning ‘til our pockets bleed
Paying penance for the guarantee

We’re in this together
We’re making progress

Europe’s impressed
A model for the rest

The country built on
Brown envelopes
Golden handshakes
Blue-blooded hopes
Has never changed

It’s the same divide…
With a different name
It’s the same divide…
With a different name

No patriotic platitudes
Will pay the bills this month
No sound-bite speeches
Stop us facing the brunt
Of the price-hike, cut-back
Passed-down debt
The subtle condescension
and the loose-veiled threat

The country built on
Brown envelopes
Golden handshakes
Blue-blooded hopes
The country built on
Cabinet strokes
Top-tier tax breaks
Struggling to cope

In time again
They’ll litter the lamp-posts
Plastics heads
With hollow pledge
In time again
They’ll litter the lamp-posts
Plastics heads
With hollow pledge

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released February 16, 2016

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Shrug Life Dublin, Ireland

Shrug Life is the questionable, protective moniker of Josh, Danny and Keith. Together they make music and fight first world problems. This is their story...

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