The Radio Dept call out Morrissey on new single “Going Down Swinging”

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By Try Anything Twice on Sep 2, 2018 at 6:38 PM
  1. Try Anything Twice

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    UPDATE:

    The Radio Dept call out Morrissey on politically charged single “Going Down Swinging” (listen) - Brooklyn Vegan

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    The Radio Dept. have shared a new single, “Going Down Swinging.”

    ...Like usual, The Radio Department sing softly but carry a big stick, and the song contains the following verse:

    These church bells
    I love what they say
    Nazis should be dealt with like in Normandie
    Only inbreds join an alt right parade
    Someone please tell that to Morrissey



    Came across this today when pulling up Bowie’s Boys Keep Swinging. YouTube must have jumped in a “swinging” theme. Decided to give it a listen and discovered Moz reference in the lyrics.

    Radio Dept - Going Down Swinging


    Church bells are ringing today
    God is on the right side for once
    We will go down swinging you say
    Oh to die at the hands of a fascist dunce

    These church bells
    I love what they say
    Nazis should be dealt with like in Normandie
    Only inbreds join an alt right parade
    Someone please tell that to Morrissey

    Going down swinging now
    Going down swinging now
    Going down swinging now

    Church bells are ringing today
    God is on the right side for once
    We will go down swinging you say
    But I never fought anyone
    I just got beat up you see
    Can't give that pleasure to a nazi devotee

    Going down swinging now
    Going down swinging now
    Going down swinging now

    Do the right thing now
    When you're in that moment
    Do the right thing now
    In your heart you know it
    You're not fooling anyone
    You know this is for real
    We will go down swinging you see
    Oh to die at the hands of the fascist dogs
     
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    1. Evangelic
      Evangelic
      Better than this?
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    2. celibate
      celibate
      my 12 old nephew can do this on his casio synth for kids

      but indeed Action is has the early period of Kraftwerk, Gary Numan and Depeche Mode [when Vince clarke was in]...but at that time it was different, now I find it easy made to the 'stab Morrissey in the back' hype

      Have a great Wednesday all,and be carefull outside
    3. Derek17
      Derek17
      This song is definitely an antifa anthem.

      It's a lot like this song, "Bash the Fash," written by an LBGTQAAI2QA1+ activist and proud antifa member:

      We get drunk and we get pumped! Fascists running scared cos they gonna get thumped! And we ain’t gonna stop till we dump the Trump!

      Yeah, yeah – bash the fash! Cos’ America ain’t nothing but a bunch of white trash!

      Hell, yeah – bash the fash! Cos’ we ain’t gonna stop until we see the system crash!

      The KKK ain’t got nowhere to stay – when antifa’s running through your hood you ain’t got nothing to say! Nazis, pigs and racists better get out of our way! Cos’ we don’t give a fuck and we will never obey!

      Yeah, yeah – bash the fash! Cos’ America ain’t nothing but a bunch of white trash!

      Hell, yeah – bash the fash! Cos’ we ain’t gonna stop until we see the system crash!

      Racist, sexist, homophobic trash is on the run, cos’ until Antifa’s bashed ’em all, we ain’t never gon’ be done! And we ain’t gonna stop till the battle is won, cos’ until these fascists die we ain’t gon’ never be one!

      Yeah, yeah – bash the fash! Cos’ America ain’t nothing but a bunch of white trash!

      Hell, yeah – bash the fash! Cos’ we ain’t gonna stop until we see the system crash!
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    4. Mauricey
      Mauricey
      Jesus..! A 6th former who wrote lyrics like that would wake up in the middle of the night, embarrassed.
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    5. gordyboy9
      gordyboy9
      going down swinging, more like a big swinging dick,not for me.
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    6. NealCassidy
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    7. marred
      marred
      What exactly is the Morrissey reference?
    8. marred
      marred
      Or more like going down on a swinging dick.
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    9. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      You think normality is laughing at little kids being blown to smithereens in the Manchester Bombing, so kindly fuck off down some stairs so you break your neck
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    10. StalinsPipe
      StalinsPipe
      Not really, no. It's the correct spelling of it, simple as.
    11. Anonymous
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    12. Peppermint
      Peppermint
      Thought I'd have a listen to see if it's as bad as I remember. It's worse :lbf:
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    13. countthree
    14. g23
      g23
      YOU'LL DANCE TO ANYTHING...

      YOU'LL DANCE TO ANYTHING...
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    15. g23
      g23
      That song is such a stinking musical turd. :lbf:
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    16. Peppermint
      Peppermint
      It's quite extraordinary in its all-round awfulness. I would love to have seen his face the first time he heard it. Frankly, it's not surprising they're no longer speaking.
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    17. g23
      g23
      Honestly, I find her contributions to music really lightweight and inconsequential, and I never got Morrissey's reverence.
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    18. Peppermint
      Peppermint
      I think it's to do with her part in sixties British popular culture (as with Lulu/Cilla). She had a GREAT look - very stylised, very much of its time. She did have a good voice, and one or two good songs that were well-produced (Bacharach/David's Always Something There to Remind Me is terrific). Plus, something Americans won't get, but she WON the Eurovision Song Contest for us! That alone endears her to a whole generation (even though the song was really annoying). Eurovision aside, the cultural stuff you grow up with (good and bad) stays with you - but I think it stayed with Morrissey more than usual, judging from all the references to songs and TV shows from his childhood in Autobio. I get the impression those early memories are very vivid for him and remained important years later - though maybe for other reasons besides just musical.
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    19. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      I wanna give this a dislike cuz I actually dislike it, but since it’d go against you the poster so I won’t :o
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    20. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Well PSB had snatched up Dusty Springfield :blushing: Tammy Wynette was hanging with KLF :guitar:prolly too country for Moz anyhoo :oops: & Petula Clark said no :o so he got Sandie Shaw :rolleyes:
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