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Second single off our 2018 album 'Finally, a friendly shore'.


Oh, Americans
Clinging to their freedom like a lollipop
Getting high on the sugar while their teeth just rot
How did it begin? and tell me when will it stop?
Oh, Americans

Oh, Americans
Calling on the government to leave ’em alone
Regulating vaginas ’til the cows come home
Where did it come from? and how far will they go?
Oh, Americans

For every Woody Guthrie
There’s a dozen Joe McCarthys
You silence all your Martin Luther Kings
You turn away from greatness
For the shallowest embraces
And never stop to think about
For whom the bell rings

It rings for you, America
Your voice has gotten louder and your stick’s still big
You’re blowing down the houses of the little pigs
That hole’ll just get deeper for as long as you dig Oh, America


from Finally, a friendly shore, track released January 22, 2018
Written by Simon W Stockdale.
Recorded and mixed by Idge at Soundpark, Melbourne, Australia.
Produced by The Phosphenes and Idge. Mastered by Adam Dempsey.
Artwork design by Jason Cutler. Photo by Teresa Shen (flickr.com/tshen91)


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The Phosphenes Melbourne, Australia

The Phosphenes create imperfect three-minute pop songs from a standard dysfunctional rock line-up (with added harmonica for your convenience) that - replete with catchy hooks and upbeat rhythms, armed with poignant and quirky humour, and dripping in vocal harmonies - stick in your head and get you out of your chair. ... more

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