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Empireland

by Jim Pearson

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A "special" song. For a "special" man. On a "special" day.

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He likes a smoke he likes a drink - man of the people I don’t think
Just a bloke who loves to hate - takes the biscuit wants the cake
Appeals to evangelicals - making bigotry acceptable
Let market forces be your light - being wrong is our birthright

Wear your colours on your sleeve and give us something to believe
Take us by your gilded hand and lead us back to Empireland

His word’s his bond but who'd have thought - how easily he can be bought
A champion of democracy - backed by private equity
Snap your heels and toe the line - you can never ever change your mind
Failure's not an option - just someone else’s problem

Wear your colours on your sleeve and give us something to believe
Take us by your gilded hand and lead us back to Empireland

When history is written
He wouldn't want to be forgotten
For a moment we were smitten
But the apple has been bitten

Wear your colours on your sleeve and give us something to believe
Take us by your gilded hand and lead us back to Empireland

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released January 1, 2021

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Jim Pearson UK

"You never can be sure what kind of project Jim will come up with next, but you can always be sure it's gonna be pretty darn good." Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music.

Jim's songs range from the whimsical to some of the most bitter and somber themes, yet always with a paradoxical childlike spirit that meets them head-on – wide-eyed and full of hopeful energy.
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