You're A Tory Now

by MJ Hibbett & The Validators

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Rush-released for the 2019 general election, 'You're A Tory Now' is about the sudden shock of discovering that one of your friends has turned into a Tory. It deals with the questions that arise when someone who shares your background has turned to the dark side, and the realisation that, actually, you can probably still be friends. It's a call for understanding in a divided country, which manages to also gently suggest that being a Tory is not something that should be encouraged.

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Is this an illusion?
Have I gone mad?
Or did you say that we should scrap
Inheritance tax?
When you say we need Austerity
To pay down the debt
And that cutting immigration
Will make Britain great again
I hope that you're a clone or from
A mirror Universe
The other explanation
Is much worse

You're a Tory now
And I don't know how
I can have stayed the same
While you have changed
And you're a Tory now

We went to the same classes
We joined in the same clubs
We read all the same comics
And we drank in the same pubs
We later met on marches
And we sang all the same songs
But somehow somewhere in between
Something went wrong

Cos you're a Tory now
And I don't know how
I can have stayed the same
While you have changed
And you're a Tory now

Or is it me?
Have I read the news too much?
Is it you who's being realistic?
And me who's out of touch?
No.
It isn't.

None of this will change the fact
You're someone that I like
Despite your frankly bonkers views
About the miners' strike
Of course we are both adults
And friends can disagree
But please God do not tell me
You admire the ERG

Cos you're a Tory now
And I don't know how
I can have stayed the same
While you have changed
And you're a Tory now

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released November 29, 2019

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MJ Hibbett & The Validators have performed live on Radio One, had a Record Of The Year in Rolling Stone, an Album Of The Day on 6Music, released one of the first ever viral videos, toured the UK and Europe, featured in an Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, and recorded a science fiction rock opera, all while maintaining their complete independence from outside record labels. ... more

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