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“Logical Song”

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.
There are times when all the world’s asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical,
Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re
Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

At night, when all the world’s asleep,
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man.
Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Songwriters: DAVIES, RICHARD / HODGSON, ROGER

The words above mean a great deal to me, they are an anthem of my youth. I was 21 in 1979 when the Logical song was released by Supertramp. Britain had been in Europe four years and I had been working in the local steel works for five years but something was wrong, I remember going into work on one particular night shift and before we were allowed to start work we were instructed to go over to the staff canteen to watch a video, the company was telling us that we were loosing money.

During the video presentation which was presented by Brian Redhead of the BBC, we were told that Britain had been selling scrap steel to Europe so that it was stockpiled & then we were having to buy it back at a higher price. That was not logical! We also gave away our technology in special steel making to the Germans. A year before I started at the steel works which was 1974 there had been around 2,500 employees and by the early eighties that had dropped to about 900 due to prices being forced down.

I feel bitterly about this mighty work force that had being depleted, good honest hard-working men & women who lost a way of life which in most cases had been handed down father to son. We had instilled in us a great work ethic.

The rot had started in Europe but we did not realise until it was too late, we did not have the communications we have today, the social media which would have forged communities together to fight for their cause. some years later we saw some of that spirit coming out with the miners strike.

The rot had run deep, we allowed some of our families to lose the work ethic during those dark days. People had lost the will to fight but did not know why, benefits had become a way of life for many. some generations have grown up where not a single member of their family had ever held down a job & that also includes my family.

The first half of the logical song resonated with my life until my mid to late forties, Logical, responsible, practical, I was mortgaged. Then on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001 the world changed for me, my family and everyone else. Our world had closed up. Now move on to 2016 & the words of the song again “Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical,¬†Liberal, fanatical, criminal” ¬†“Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!” Supertramps words are so very prophetic.

Europe are wanting to gag us from using free speech to voice our opinions on the ideologies of the migrants that are trying to invade our shores. I say we should stand up for ourselves not for Europe, we have stood up for Europe on a number of occasions and it has got us nothing in return.

We only have one choice really, Vote Leave on 23rd June it’s the only logical choice.

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