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We were driving through North Wales and stopped at a bypass that had a sign that said 'this bypass was opened by John Redwood M.P. Now, John Redwood was appointed as secretary or state for Wales under John Majors government, a decision that surprised many people. Useless is a word that often gets bandied about. He is best know for his miming of the Welsh nation anthem at the Welsh conservative conference.
More can be read about this 'fascinating'(?) individual on Wikipedia.
I fully realise that the majority of people won't have any idea what I am on about.
Hope you enjoy at least a bit of it
Diolch
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REDWOOD

The high point of your glittering career;
Opening a by-pass outside Newtown
Mumble your way through the national anthem
This is the party of mis-appropriation

Redwood, like a tree
Come and spend some time in Treorchy?
Redwood, like a tree
Have you ever been to Llanelli?

'Admire the Vulcans,” you said.
Pointy ears on the side of your head
Live long and prosper unless you're Welsh
They'll only spend it on beer and tanning salons

Redwood, like a tree
Come and spend some time in Treorchy?
Redwood, like a tree
Did you think it was a man called Tonypandy?

Not since Caligula made his horse a senator
no more a bizarre political appointment
Like the M4 passing through Port Talbot
Do not stop, pay out cash. Return monies to Major John

Redwood, like a tree
Don't even try to say Llanelli
Redwood, like a tree
Not welcome from Anglesey to Abertawe
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Uploaded: Feb 25, 2016 - 09:54:44 AM
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2016 - 09:54:44 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 11:43:14 PM
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PeterB7858 said 457 days ago (February 26th, 2016)
Redwood
Put a big smile on my face. Classic lyrics. Like the crunchy vibe, too. Even though it is very local, we all know politicians who would be more useful as wooden poles on the side of the road. Enjoyed. Thanks.
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DWL said 455 days ago (February 28th, 2016)
Welsh QOTSA?
Brilliant!

I loved the lyric.

Great work on the guitar and vocals..

Cheers

Dick
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hackneybloke said 455 days ago (February 28th, 2016)
redwood
you and woofer teaming up for a political satire collab?
yeah, funny watching him mime....epic.
lyrics aside....this is a cool track....memorable riff and vibe.

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Warren Smith said 447 days ago (March 7th, 2016)
Universal problem
More Welsh words, please!

However, I think you may be selling Caligula's horse short by the comparison : )

So if I understand what you are suggesting .. it's not just American politics that are riddled with inanities? It's a universal problem?
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sammydix said 414 days ago (April 9th, 2016)
Gave
me shades of Eno in his more guitar days. Very intelligent lyrics
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AllenDean said 404 days ago (April 19th, 2016)
heh
Are tanning salons big everywhere? i never got the allure...
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kingbee said 403 days ago (April 21st, 2016)
tan
we don't get much sun in Wales so a lot of people over do it in the tanning salons. Never been in one myself either. Thanks for popping in
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