No Civil War

by Luckless

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In New Zealand you're so often so far away from where things are happening; from the people things are happening to. Traveling through Europe brought the stark realisation that I was so much closer to people in need, with so little power to do anything to help them.

I watch some politicians do so much; I watch other politicians, notably New Zealand's own Prime Minister, do appallingly little. I feel insignificant and powerless in the face of atrocities and gross displays of inhumanity; I feel angry at the cold, unwelcoming faces of those who are in a position to help. This is my own small way of helping.



There is no civil war
No bagman at the door
Take the latest PR line with hook and sinker televised
There is no civil war

There is no help to share
Place for refuge or space to spare
Miles of bodies swarms of eyes this spreading sickness useless lives
There is to help to spare

But don't lose heart
There was none at the start
And no love to part with

I'm just an honest man
Do my work as best I can
Bleeding hearts won't balance cheques, I weigh your lives do more with less
I'm a pragmatic man

So register your paperwork
We'll stamp and seal what you are worth
If you had whiter coloured skin expatriate not immigrant
Foreign words to brand and burn you

But don't lose heart
There was none at the start
And no love to part with


released December 1, 2015
Recorded in a barn in Wichtrach, Switzerland & an apartment in Berlin
Mixed on trains, in buses, in airports and at Stoned Bar in Leipzig
Mastered by Ben Delany
Publishing Native Tongue Music Publishing



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Luckless Auckland, New Zealand

melodic, neurotic, melancholic indie rock from new zealand


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