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Published on Mar 30, 2011
Another touching and inspirational one from The Mekons. "Tina" aka "There Is No Alternative," from their brilliant 2000 album, "Journey To The End Of The Night." One of the few original punk bands(1977, Leeds, UK) that have consistently reinvented themselves, dabbled in various genres(folk, dub, country, etc), and are still relevant. I can't think of many Punk bands, apart from The Clash, who were able to do that. And The Mekons are still going strong, as are the various side projects that the assorted members are involved in(The Three Johns, Waco Brothers, etc), on both sides of the pond.
"lt looks like an accident Caused by the government Good people with good intent Paving the highway down It seeps into the water Where the bad side is burning And it's not where they lead us It's in the act of turning The way things are geared here The way it's all framed The names are named And now they're all naming names They're putting on human faces Say "There is no alternative" Carved in stone And I want nothing lt's what I'm trained to believe in But I can still dream of things That have never been But someday will be"