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I'm Not Political

from Sidhe by And Tears Fell

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Another in-studio collaboration with Jeff Carlson and Brian Wilson of The Electra.


I’m Not Political

Every day she wakes up in her room
Looks for me and her match and spoon
Christmas time comes too soon
I would say some more
But I’m not political

Mathilda Jones all dressed up in black
Two bottles of rum and a $50 hat
I don’t know where she gets all that
I would say some more
But I’m not political

There's a man on TV who can walk through fire
Steal money from the sick, and still get higher
Praises God with his church choir
I could say some more
But I'm no assassin

Jungle Jim's got scars on his back
Seventy pounds of bricks and a buzzard and a bat
They say he's free, where do they get all that
I could say some more but I'm not political

Crazy man with no pants in the streets
He makes love with whoever he meets
Down and out with politicians and freaks
Down and out with politicians and freaks


from Sidhe, released November 20, 1989
Jeff Carlson - guitars, vocals, sounds
Samantha Downing - vocals
Todd Downing - keyboards
Richard Gascoyne - bass
Brian Wilson - tambourine, sounds


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And Tears Fell Seattle, Washington

And Tears Fell was an eclectic art-rock recording project founded by Todd & Samantha Downing in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. Twenty years, a move to Seattle and five albums later, Todd put the project to bed for good. The REQUIEM album is a tribute to Samantha, who lost her battle with cancer in 2005. ... more

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