Collectivise

by jd meatyard

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Gavin Hellyer
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Gavin Hellyer I had a lot of trouble picking a favourite track and it might change tomorrow and then the day after etc...etc...etc...Great album with mainly acoustic song structures and, as usual with JD, some very fine and highly aware lyrics, general social observations and commensurate commentaries. Favorite track: KARMA KINDA LAW.
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the 4th album release from jd meatyard, now on '2 dogs music'.

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released June 8, 2017

jdm and gary ward, with flux capacitors michael mcneil guitar, hazel winter guitar and voice, max harrison drums, ben turner on bass and Tamsin Middleton voice... recorded in Bristol uk, produced by ben turner.

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jd meatyard Liverpool, New York

well, via the great lamented john peel we were given a run around europe with our rackety post punk noise... as Lev's 5 then Calvin Party,,, now on the 4th album as jd meatyard 'solo' project... new york anti folk and regular shows around uk/europe and 5 star reviews...wow, huh! 'collectivise' an apt album for these traumatic times methinks. A big big love to all. ... more

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Track Name: JD MEATYARD - GREEN FLAGS N HOLY WATER
well i'm a son of a particular backdrop
i'm the son of a romantic drinker.
a combination of a number of factors
green flags and holy water, green flags and holy water
I got the shirt with the words that I can't read
my front door is the colour of the emerald green.
my kids sing of a struggle they don't know
green flags sons called brendan, green flags and sons called brendan
my weather men don't give me the forecast
just suggestions of particular targets.
my shining path is the one of the righteous
and "dynamite is right and wonderful"
"dynamite is right and wonderful","dynamite is right and wonderful"
Its all in my dreams, its all in my dreams, that I love you
I read the books on the baader mienhof
I sent a letter to the bhoys in the H blocks.
vicarious I thrill through others
I sit at home and make my green flags... black flags... green flags... black...
Track Name: UBU @ ERICS
thirty seconds over tokyo, life stinks in a heart of darkness
drinking wine spodyody, humour me as i'm waiting for mary.
ubu @ erics I saw ubu @ erics i saw ubu @ erics i saw... bless the son of a parisian cyclist.
heaven in a real world, a modern dance in a dub housing
birdies over my head, humour me as I'm waiting for mary.
ubu @ erics I saw ubu @ erics i saw ubu @ erics i saw... bless the son of a parisian cyclist.
on a day, such as this, with my hat over my head
on a day, such as this......... i live in calamari's mirror.

99 guitars and one girl. 99 guitars and just one girl
its the final solution. its the final solution

ubu @ erics I saw ubu @ erics i saw ubu @ erics i saw... and i was blessed.
Track Name: IT’S BLOOD (BLOOD SIMPLE)
blood on my hands, belly scars the hearts a feature of pain.
memories done buried deep, memories are a feature of pain.
regrets I got a million I got to many to mention
regrets I got a million I got to many to mention, i got blood on my hands
dave's brother ray done knocked me down I said ray, "do it again"
my face was a mess of ray's intentions ray went and lay under a train.
regrets I got a million I got to many to mention
regrets I got a million I got to many to mention, i got blood on my hands
my face was a mess and ray lay under a train
my face was a mess and ray lay under a train
blood on my hands its blood simple blood on my hands its blood simple

what if you could do it all again?
what if you could do it all again?
what if you could do it all again... ... ... I don't know.
Track Name: THOSE WERE THE DAYS
prince of wales check damn no green line shiny parallels and the braces are just fine... those were the days.
harringtons all black tartan liner black doc martens crap one nighters...
those were the days.
aw symarip bush beat lloyd and the prophets morrison hotel
symarip bush beat lloyd and the prophets... come on baby light my fire

ben sherman button downs bit down the back, quarter inch all round tapered at the back... those were the days.
trojan club reggae nicked from woolworths, symarip, symarip...let it rip... those were the days.
aw symarip bush beat lloyd and the prophets morrison hotel
symarip bush beat lloyd and the prophets... come on baby light my fire

"those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end
we'll sing and dance, forever and a day....."
used to dance to a band that sang, used to a band that sang... cos I love you, cos I love you...come on feel the noise... girls grab the boys, those were the days.
Track Name: THAT BATMAN CAR
you were never less than good
maybe you were misunderstood.
an empty house high on a hill
i wondered then if you, had been killed.....................
trouble never was that far
a twisted wheel a broken heart
a jewish guy in manchester
emma in a ribboned school hat..................
I sat on a horse so high of course
pointing a finger from high of course.
and you were such a beautiful girl
a beautiful girl not, not from this world..............
"I'll always remember I'll always remember... that batman car.
Track Name: BILL HICKS (FOR PRESIDENT)
well I got an idea, you might think unwise
its a foggy notion
well i got an idea, I might need to revise its a foggy notion
a star up in the sky well
they voted for a man called Trump, they voted for a fart for president
they voted for a man called Trump... I'd rather vote for a dead man
bill hicks, bill hicks for president, bill hicks, bill hicks for president
well I got an Idea loco as it seems
making more sense by the day
the idea that an idiot rules the western world
should i laugh or weep 'til I die
they voted for a man called Trump, they voted for a fart for president
they voted for a man called Trump... I'd rather vote for a dead man
bill hicks, bill hicks for president, bill hicks, bill hicks for president


bill hicks, bill hicks for president, bill hicks, bill hicks for president
you know it makes sense, you know it makes sense
bill hicks bill hicks for president i'd rather vote for a dead man

bill hicks bill hicks for president.
Track Name: THOSE NEO LIBS
"the neo libs are killing the planet".. well, its true, no?
Track Name: HERE COME THE HATERS
can you see all the haters, coming up for clean air
can you see all the haters, coming fouling the air?
here they come here they come - here come the haters
see the face of the haters, an ugly head full of rage
know the heart of the haters, a waste of god given grace
here they come here they come - here come the haters
the rags of the haters print fkn lies, "no dogs no irish no foreigner spies"
"no blacks no muslims and gays" THEY despise
their hate fills the air, their hate killed josephine
their hate fills the air, their hate killed josephine

lets say goodbye to the haters, goodbye to the poison papers

lets all be lovers, yeah, be modern lovers ... lets dance be lovers ...no more haters
Track Name: A PALESTINE SONG (OPEN THE GATES)
she waits in a metal cage line, it's a cage its a cage for the people
crushed steaming in a metal cage line, it's just another day for the people.
she walks on the streets of hate, dogs abuse from the occupiers
crushed in the land of her father, just another day for the people.
her brother lies dead in the street, a bullet in the head a bullet in the head
his blood runs red down the street, another kid killed by the occupiers

open the gates open the gates tear down the wall... let the people in, let the people sing.

IT'S A PALESTINE SONG
Track Name: SOME PEOPLE
some people like to ride around on horseback watching their dogs rip other animals to pieces... and they call it 'sport'...the killing makes some people happy..............some people think its cool to sell the NHS to rich people...to sell the water to sell the trains to sell the gas to sell the e e e e lec tricity even though it was paid for my my my my mother and my my f f f father ...some people thinks its cool .... to avoid paying tax ....whilst having millions and making their employ eeeees take.... minimum wage.........some people pay lots of money to go abroad and kill lions and tigers and elephants and bears and..... they think it's cool... they take pictures of themselves with the dead animals... they... have ... killed....some people huh........................................ some people think that all muslims are terrorists ha ha ha some people think that poor people... deserve only to be poor because they don't work hard enough... some people think that bombing other countries MANY other countries is defending britain some people think that donald trump is a reasonable human being ha...ha haaa......................some people read newspapers called the sun and the daily mail some people think that bankers ripping the world off is just business some people think that welfare for the poor should be cut whilst at the same time screwing the tax payers for money for their elite lifestyle......some people huh?
some people think that immigrants escaping from countries that we bomb should stay there...... and..... and..... BE BOMBED some people think that the house of windsor goes back to the start of the planet ha ha ha haaa SAX COBURG SAX COBURG SAX COBURG ....some people DONT KNOW THERE OWN HISTORY some people think the uk military practice of castration of kenyans was acceptable same as they think the torture of the IRISH acceptable.....some people think that Palestinian children should be blown to pieces for throwing rocks at soldiers...kids blown to pieces...rocketed on the beach as they play...kids blown by fighter planes and dollars from the US of A ....A.... some people
some people would say that the killer of jo cox was a mentally disturbed maniac rather than a person who supports Britain First and South African apartheid...some people huh some people huh some people Huh ....
Track Name: GO PRAY
pray, nothing left to do but go pray
nothing left to do but look up to the sky, up to the sky and pray...

dance...
Track Name: PLEASE SAY
please say you'll never go away, up in my room i'll play
standing on the corner, a suitcase in my hand.
hunker down to a film and wine, an american friend a
mystery train... its the last picture show, and I'm the passenger.

please say you'll never go away, please say you'll never go away

please say you'll never go away, up in my room i'll play
lend me ten pounds... ma... wake me in the morning

she's a dog of andalusia, up in my chair she lay
uptight with shane and edie, a suitcase in my hand.

please say you'll never go away, up in my room i'll play
please say you'll never go away, up in my room i'll play
Track Name: KARMA KINDA LAW
pull the blanket over your eyes, slaughter's never really happening
what you need's another lips gloss, colour highlights light yr highlife.
and you really don't care, your just to dumb to care
close your eyes and think of nothing, your plasma screen is full of nothing
magazines with shiny pages, shiny place where nothing ages
and you really don't care, your just to dumb to care, too dumb to care
in your bubble of everything you still get depressed
in your bubble of everything you still get depressed

its a karma kinda law its a karma kinda law its a karma kinda law
Track Name: COLLECTIVISE
democracy its plain to see, it doesn't work for you and me
it only works for dead hearts of stone.
they tell us its democracy, that we got a choice you see
a choice between a dead heart dead soul.
take it to the left collectivise take it to the left... collectivise me
so lining up to vote you see, doesn't mean democracy
it just legalises corporate lies.
bush n thatcher blair and clinton, there's no difference you see
just a choice between a dead heart dead soul.
take it to the left collectivise take it to the left... collectivise me

"lets begin the march to the greatest civilisation that the human race has ever known"

so... "lets get together lets be friends, a big big love to all we send,
lets make the world the peoples home.