I Wish The Guardian Believed That I Exist - Grace Petrie

from the EP There's No Such Thing As A Protest Singer (2016)

With the song I Wish The Guardian Believed That I Exist, protest singer Grace Petrie protests a declaration by British newspaper The Guardian that there are no longer any true protest singers.  Isn't it ironic?

I particularly dig lyrics.  Try this on:

Well I know you miss the good old days
Of picket lines and flags
When The Specials and The Jam all ruled the charts
But if you're really looking for this generation's Billy Bragg
We are all here with a fire in our hearts
But we're not on the radio
Because they don't want to know
And by this point it's really pretty clear
That the mainstream music press
Well they just couldn't care less
But its The Guardian keeps shouting we're not here

Oh there's no such thing as a protest singer
We don't have none of those
There's no such thing as a protest singer
We lost them when the mines all closed

It's been far too long since I've heard a protest song, which doesn't make much sense in troubled times.  But in a world with Grace Petrie, the world will surely see, that the just can change the world with their rhymes.

Click Here to listen to I Wish The Guardian Believed That I Exist.

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