This is quite an angry song about the way the powerful elite lead the people of the world by the nose through political, social, economic and media manipulation into war, destruction, hate and revenge. Guess who comes out on top.
We thought they'd turned a page.
Hard to believe we could be so naive in this day and age.
The dice were loaded, the cards were stacked.
Two steps forward and three steps back
As they moved across the stage
With delusions of free will
While from the wings, the ones pulling the strings
Were the usual suspects
With their hands in the till
Where they've always stood -
And where they're standing still.
We repeat the same lines
Taking all our cues and tips
from the ones writing the scripts
While the monsters they created
To keep us true to the cause
Have set fire to the theatre
And bolted all the doors.
from Actors / Fremington Beach,
track released May 6, 2016
Written and composed by Greg Hancock
Guitar and vocals - Greg Hancock
Cello - Jo Hooper
recorded and mixed at Rapunzel Studios by George Arnold.