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This Is Not Fine

by Selekt Few

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This is not fine but it surely is a sign A new world is dawning, our future is in-sight Survival to the left - extinction to the right Wherever we steer now is going to decide Don’t want to be the generation who chooses to die Will not be that guy so keeping up the fight Every single person who be lying and gaslighting Denying can keep hiding I'm a keep us from dying And yes I’m crying, for houses that burned down And yes I’m crying, for people who not around Yes I’m crying, for animals who died It's hardly the time for emotional stage fright A nationwide emergency is hardly the time To be away holidaying by the beachside Doomsday clock ticking over to midnight But sure, tell us this is all fine. THIS IS NOT FINE - when your house is on fire THIS IS NOT FINE - PM chasin' a sound bite THIS IS NOT FINE - sky is turning black. THIS IS NOT FINE - PM turnin' his back. This is not fine but it surely is a sign Scotty’s at the footy while Australians are dying Scullin’ down a beer, waving his scarf While public housing residents are locked in the dark We all deserve a break but this is not the time For any political leader to be drinking and smiling You ought to be out there helping out with welfare Instead your out drinking on your holiday again Say you want to see family - where are they now Wife and kids not an excuse to roll out Sold out, your values that you sold us on Family values man been put to the lie son So put your lights on - gettin’ way to dark Middle of the night clouds covering stars Covering up scars that fires left you with But your pandemic handling is more of the same shit THIS IS NOT FINE - when your house is on fire THIS IS NOT FINE - PM chasin' a sound bite THIS IS NOT FINE - sky is turning black THIS IS NOT FINE - PM turnin' his back Where is the line? cos this is not fine I see em takin' water even though it's not the time There’s dried up riverbeds, the Murray-Darling's nearly dead But now we got a lake on some farms instead? Another one mislead, and the fires are ahead The dread sets in cos the lies begins to spread Tread carefully, maybe its better left unsaid But if they’re defunded, they can't defend your shed And now koalas are dead. Or what’s your favourite animal? Cos someone gave a dam and now they looking mighty flammable So save ya spam, you ate their words like you’re a cannibal All I’m looking for is someone to be accountable From insurmountable, drought, floods and fires What else the world desire? A pandemic? try it There's people around the world losing breath and dying But the fans said he's tryin.. THIS IS NOT FINE - when your house is on fire THIS IS NOT FINE - PM chasin' a sound bite THIS IS NOT FINE - sky is turning black THIS IS NOT FINE - PM turnin' his back
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“This Is Not Fine” is a smooth but seething piece of political commentary and a sombre reflection on the world we are all experiencing as Australian’s in 2020.

While undertones of anger are ever present, the lyrics of this song provide a clarion call for empathy, maturity and understanding in our society - rightly pointing out that this is not the time for the kind of “emotional stage fright” too often shown by political leaders.

With clear intent listeners are encouraged to process the raw emotion associated with witnessing the loss of homes, of human life, and the lives of billions of animals during the 2019-20 bushfire season, and to feel empathy for people locked-in as a result of COVID-19.

With sombre tones and a heavy heaping of defiance, Selekt Few take aim at Prime Minister and his Government; outlining a series of missteps and calling into question the ‘family values man’ image espoused by the PM.

From the Murray-Darling River fiasco, to ignoring firefighters requests for funding, to the PMs’ decision to holiday in Hawaii during our nation's biggest bushfire crisis, to drinking at the footie during the second wave outbreak of COVID-19 - there’s a lot of ground to cover.

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released August 28, 2020

Produced by Rob Shaker (R. Lake)
Written and performed by Percuss (G. Tangey) and Shareef (L. Skinner)
Cuts performed by DJ Tek (T. Lumia)
Mixed by Ruxton (G. Tangey)
Mastered by Joe Carra @ Crystal Mastering
Artwork used with permission from KC Green

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Selekt Few Perth, Australia

Selekt Few are a Perth based hip hop band.

Our sophomore release ‘#1 Solace Lane’ - available now - is the first in a four-part vinyl series and was released on November 11, 2019.

We make music we enjoy and deliver personal and political messages we relate to.
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