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“There have always been those who deluded themselves into thinking that they were akin to gods who are entitled to rule over ordinary mortals.” - Shadia Drury

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The same old tricks have worked for years
Built upon our deepest, darkest fears
With the public trust misplaced
Democracy's been erased, our country laid to waste

And I will not digress
From this illicit mess
Party lines have not been kind and I have got an axe to grind
Let loose your axe and swing away

The same old tricks have worked for years
Dividing ridings with unequal peers
From poll to poll they deck the halls
Heretics and robocalls
We stand on guard for nothing at all

And I will not digress
From this illicit mess
Party lines have not been kind and I have got an axe to grind
Off with his head, make sure he's dead

We can't just sit around
Stand up and make a sound 

And I will not digress
From this illicit mess
Party lines have not been kind  and I have got an axe to grind
Let loose your axe and swing away

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from Songs In The Key Of Strife, released March 15, 2013
Written by Ryan Mumby

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The Martyr Index Calgary, Alberta

The Martyr Index is your favourite fist-in-the-air, banner-flying, ol' dirty pinko rock and roll band, hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Surrounded by the opulence of what could be considered the Bahrain of North America, they are exactly the kind of contradiction that you would expect from a quasi-anarchist discourse feeding off the fruits of unrepentant frontier capitalism. ... more

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