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Princeps, how could you deceive me?
You have left your loyal comrades at the door
Princeps, I could only dress myself in sorrow
You have loved another country even more

I thought you were different
Sent to us from the periphery
And, blind, I'll defend thee
Covering the blight
There's a dazzling light
And you squeeze me, squeeze me so tight

Princeps, you'll never believe me
You have dozens of compadres on the phone
Princeps, they don't understand why you are laughing
When their pensions have been plundered
And their hours cut in two

They thought you were different
Out of misery you'd lift them
And, blind, I'll defend thee
What you do is right
You belong at that height
But you squeeze me, squeeze me so tight


released April 30, 2020
Sung by Bronwyn Murphy White
Played by Pádraig Cooney, Mike Stevens and Ruan van Vliet
Written by Pádraig Cooney
Recorded by Pádraig Cooney and Mike Stevens. Drums recorded by Fiachra McCarthy.
Mixed by Fiachra McCarthy
Artwork by Bronwyn Murphy White


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