tells the story of the ‘English murder’ imposed on the people by the greed of the banks and incompetence of the state, and is written and sung by Moore with music by Joe Brown.
It does have a certain Billy Bragg/Jarvis Cocker/MJ Hibbertishness to it. And it costs just one British pound.
The first single to be released from Occupation Records’ upcoming second album, the song can be downloaded here and one downloader will win an Alan Moore signed V for Vendetta mask. Moore has signed twenty of them – the only twenty he is believed to have signed,
And Bleeding Cool also have one of these Alan-Moore-signed V For Vendetta mask to give away ourselves. It will be picked at random from anyone (not BC contributors or Avatar employees) who tweet a link to this article, uses the hashtag #OpVendetta and also adds @occurecords. It will be picked at just after midnight PT, 3am ET, 7am GMT tomorrow.
She sorts out her hair in the washroom at Preston ServicesDries her hands under a notice that reads have you seen this childAnd she nurses one tea for an hour in the cafeteriaWatching the truck drivers blind their fried eggs with the cutleryAnd English Murder. It’s all over her face.Just waiting until the right time the wrong light boyThere’ll be a photographWith a bad 1970′s fringe and a look of uncertaintyYears later you’ll know the name but not where you know it fromAnd they’ve emptied the terraced row with compulsory purchasesReasoning that they’d make more from the ground with the people goneSo he shuffles the half a mile to the nearest post officeWhen lads push into the queue he pretends he’s not noticed themAnd English murder. It’s all over his face.A low enough cold snap, a high enough gas billYou’ll skim the epitaphAnd you’ll possibly notice his name like somebodies you knew from schoolThere’ll be an off the peg verse where sad has been rhymed with dadAnd the houses in which they’ve invested their City bonusesHave increased the property prices and therefore the homelessnessAnd the scabby grey anti-climb paint and withdrawn amenitiesIn case socialising promotes anti-social behaviourAnd English murder. It’s all over the place.The bunches of flowers in pedestrian precinctsYour average psychopath, at least kills with a hammer or brickand not with greed and incompetenceAnd after two or three years maybe they’ll express remorse.