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The Mekons - "Tina" (2000) w/lyrics

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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.

Tina

"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"

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