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This song is just a bit of fun (as all creations are really) played on my son's toy guitar. For some reason, it has the most amazing dissonant chords on it - I can only think that the makers were really into avant garde music and I love it! I was inspired by the glam rock demo button, which this song is based around. I recorded about 9 tracks of the toy guitar (and would have liked to record the whole song with it) but, in the end, it sounded better with some subtle "real" guitar and bass added.

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Lyrics:

I like beeves and I like treats
I like weekends
I like concrete
I don't like David Cameron's dreams

I like Christmas and Harrod's cheese
I like your coat
I'll need sharp teeth
I don't like David Cameron's throat

I like scarves and I like bread
I feel all things
I like your legs
I don't like David Cameron's Head

I like Children of the Stones
I'm scared a triffid is under my bed
I don't like I don't like David Cameron's head

References:

* Beeves - The plural of beef, which is a real word, believe it or not. My wife and I heard it on honeymoon and it became a running joke

* David Cameron - You could write a more intelligent song about how bad this British Prime Minister's views were, but there's no point in preaching to the converted. I just wanted the catharsis of moaning about his cruelty in such a childish song

* Harrod's - I love walking around this luxury shop and buying odd things. You can try some world class cheese for only a couple of pounds, a gormet scotcth egg or have a go on a Steinway piano. It's worth just window shopping as if it were a museum, and trying one thing each visit

* "I feel all things" - I feel other people's unhappiness more than is probably healthy (which is why I don't like David Cameron's policies). I'm lucky to be fairly middle class but I have lots of friends who are poorer and hit really hard by libraries and child centres closing, being made to work against doctor's orders etc. I've never seen a government directly hurt so many people close to me before

* Children of the Stones - A BBC "folk horror" drama for children, from the 1970's

* I'm scared a triffid is under my bed - A very real fear of the 7 year old me

* Bovril - A delicious warming drink. The name comes from "Vril" - The mystical energy described in the occult novel The Coming Race

* A green and urban land - I'm a London/city person, so I couldn't say green and pleasant land. I love the parks and trees in cities, but I go mad with loneliness in the countryside. (I spent my whole childhood in a rural area and feel that I've paid my dues now)

* "Tonight I'll enter his dreams, taking the form of a minotaur. Only one of us shall wake" - This amazing, mythical-level quote is by the comedian Frankie Boyle. I read it on his Twitter page, where he was fantasising about cursing another Conservative MP

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from Reader's Voice (E​.​P​.​), released March 20, 2016

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