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Lyin' Luxon (and his Tobacco Goons)

by Darren Watson

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Wellington musician Darren Watson's new single Lyin' Luxon (and his Tobacco Goons) is an upbeat country-blues song about political dishonesty and cowardly 'expediency', giving landlords tax cuts by gutting smokefree legislation, allowing a stupid, ill-informed debate about Te Tiriti o Waitangi - mostly so they can mine and drill wherever the f*** they like, cruelly making the lives of beneficiaries much, much worse against all expert advice, removing subsidies for electric vehicles that made sales of them immediately fall off a cliff, and generally ruling for the benefit of the top end of town. All led by a craven, so-called Christian CEO-type with the vision and charisma of a slater.

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Lyrics:
All we want is a touch of truth
not cue-card words for the polling booth
this ball-head man and his MacDonalds wisdom
selling soap or a new tax system

Lyin’ Luxon
and his tobacco goons
if you smoke his cigarette
you know what you’re gonna get
if you take this man’s advice
well, you don’t think once
so you better think twice

All I want is a room somewhere
where the rent’s not crazy and unfair
this whole damned thing being made much worse
by ol’ seven houses on the public purse

Lyin’ Luxon
and his tobacco goons
if you smoke his cigarette
you know what you’re gonna get
if you take this man’s advice
well, you don’t think once
so you better think twice

We don’t need another demagogue
or the eight percent tail just a’ waggin’ the dog
anyone who won’t stand up for the treaty
sprayin’ ‘round hate like verbal graffiti

Lyin’ Luxon
and his tobacco goons
if you smoke his cigarette
you know what you’re gonna get
if you take this man’s advice
you don’t think once
so you better think twice

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released February 28, 2024
Written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Darren Watson at Lamington Recording, Ngaio, Wellington, Aotearoa.
(C)2024 Control/APRA

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