This is a Christmas Charity Single in aid of saving Sheffield's cultural institutions, shops and buildings.
The lyrics are a musical protest to make a little bit of a dent in these issues.
#SheffAid is just £1 and all proceeds will be given to Roundabout Charity in order to help homeless people in Sheffield.
It was created by funnies and muso's in Sheffield and we hope you enjoy it!
In Steel city, there's some culture we must save,
At Christmas time we need some rare and racy records we can play,
But you leave our book shelves empty; put our learning in decline,
You wrap your hands around cultures throat, this Christmas time.
A very Average Xmas,
And a colourless new year,
You close all of the best shops,
And stand there and cheer.
We gave you our art,
And the very next day,
You closed Syd & Mallory,
You stole our careers,
And ruined our future potential. ((Potential))
Oh, oh, Maybe.))))
Stories in the walls,
A piece of history,
You’d destroy it all,
Its bohemian ways that makes this city great,
Let’s stop this before it's too late. ((Too late))
It’s a simple thing that we need,
Stop exercising your greed,
Love independents; don't hurry to make this a bomb site….
You're an eyesore,
You're old shops filled with junk,
When you could be nice flats,
Who we can milk for tax.
You’re greedy fat vultures,
Erasing our cultures,
Happy Christmas South Yorkshire,
This could be our last.
What is next Xmas?
What will you have begun?
Another shop closure,
And such history gone,
And if this is Xmas,
I hope you resign,
Your plans to destroy all,
Of these creative minds.
To you Merry Xmas,
And happy New Year,
Let's hope its a *cowbell* one,
for you and your peers.
released January 12, 2014
Moz - Baba Naga - Lead Guitar
Jack Chapman - Deaf Crows - Rhythm Guitar
Elliot Bower - Black Earth - Bass Guitar
James Freedman - Santa Claus - Drums
Ashley Holland & Danny Clare - Ratells
Bo Mar - Faerground Accidents
Nathan Kobierowski - Ordnance
Lee Ford - Dresden Saints-
Gina Walters - Screaming Maldini
Rebecca Marshall and Gemma Gray
Jimmy (The Gent) May and Chris Arnold - Cool Beans.
Lyrics written by:
Francesca Scotrick - Boyd
Thomas Husbands - Director
Charlie Lightning - Camera Operator
Mark Leeming - Assistant Director
Jonny Harold - Camera Operator
Alexei Lucas - Camera Operator
Paul Tuffs - Sound engineer and mixer.
Xander Wright and Rev Austin Sheeran- instrumental composition.
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