Brexit means Toxic

by Officer!

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    includes a folded printed inner with sleeve notes.
    Enhanced CD portion includes the music video
    to Brexit means Toxic by Leo Hobbs.
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If I had a hamper I’d take it on a picnic All over this continent All over this land & I’d invite you all Not to hamper in the morning Cos it’s a song about the love between my brothers and my sisters All over this land If I had a bell Not a phone but a bell I’d ring it up somewhere In little britain I’d ring up Danger I’d ring up Warning Try to speak to the love between my brothers and my sisters All over this land B-R-E-X-I-T why oh why? Because… because S-T-U-P-I-D-I-T-Y Because Brexit means Brexit B-R-E-X-I-T why oh why? If I had a song Not a bell but a song I’d ask myself why oh why Do we leave? I’d think of our children I’d think of the future And I’d think about the love between my brothers and my sisters All over this land I part-own a song Got shares in the bell And I’ve gotta hammer But big deal Cos the bell’s in the hamper And the song’s in free fall Look what they’ve done to my song, ma.
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Para 2 03:13

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Brexit means Toxic
‘The song was written in early 2018 - a snapshot, but one that seems to have stayed true, as that song we all know from which it borrows has too. It's a protest song about our troubled times, and the deepest mess i've ever known us be in’. 
Mick Hobbs, 2019

Para 2
A taster of what you can expect from the forthcoming album ’Paragraphs and Principles’, instigated and arranged by long-term Officer! member Felix Fiedorowicz, which will reconfigure a career-span selection of the celebrated composer Cornelius Cardew. In this instance it’s a track inspired by Cardew, rather than than actually written by him.

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released September 9, 2019

Officer! has been the name most used for Mick Hobbs’ songs and instrumentals since 1984, a distinctive figure on diverse independent music projects - as a member of The Work, The Lo Yo Yo, Half Japanese and Strobe Talbot - Hobbs’ work as Officer! is often a collaborative process - pooling a wide range of international talent, this release features many familiar names from previous Officer! incarnations - Felix Fiedorowicz (Family Fodder), Joey Stack
(The Lo Yo Yo), Rick Wilson (The Work, People in Control) Bill Gilonis (The Work, The Lowest Note).

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Officer! London, UK

Officer! has always been around, from its inception in 1984 to the present day. Invariably Mick Hobbs is at the thick of it, with an ever-increasing range of collaborators, participants and guests. Due for release in 2021 is Officer’s next big item – a rousing set of thumping tunes that pay hommage to the unforgettable and unforgotten Cornelius Cardew. ... more

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