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My Battle Axe

from Majesty and Misery by Tom Dickins

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This was written in preparation for a staff meeting at my old workplace... It's an angry song. About sexuality-based discrimination, gossip and rumour.


There's always one
Who think that they know better
Who think they have a right
To know and to judge
And I never
Draw the line
I let it fester and swell
And get the better of me
Not this time... not this time

Because this time I've got my battle axe
Sharpened and swinging
Heads will roll tonight

High School heads
Uni heads
Workmate heads

It's come to this.

Different people
Always asking the same questions
Do you think I haven't asked
And found my own answers
You undermine
With insipid chatter
It shouldn't matter.

But this time I've got my battle axe
Sharpened and swinging
Heads will roll tonight

Australian Heads
American Heads
English Heads...

...It's a coalition I'm willing to break...

There's always a way
To make your life seem better
Without making mine
Your front-page news

So leave me be
And don't make me
Ashamed to be
All that I am.


from Majesty and Misery, released November 11, 2007
Piano/Vocals: Tom Dickins

Recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Blake Bickel


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Tom Dickins Melbourne, Australia

Musician. Maker of things. Breaker of other things. Sometimes alone. Sometimes with co conspirators. Most recent album with the Punintentionals.

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