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I have no doubt that, if we had a record company, this would be released as a single. Not just any old single, but a sure-fire, big-selling, catchy, hit single. (Preferably on coloured vinyl and with a nice gatefold sleeve, like singles used to have.)
Play: Have Faith
Free download: The Disappeared – Have Faith
This is the song with which we always start our live gigs.
Play: Welcome Back
Free download: The Disappeared – Welcome Back
Welcome To The West
Do you remember the story of the US supermarket employees who can’t afford to live on their wages? Here in the UK, how about the million East European migrant workers who work for minimum wage in our shops and service industries? This is Joe Strummer’s “Shaktar Donetsk” ten years on. As the man said, “Welcome to Britain in the Third Millennium“.
Play: Welcome To The West
Free download: The Disappeared – Welcome To The West
“This song tells the story of Karen Silkwood. It’s much better than the Hollywood movie of the same name. Our song doesn’t have Cher and Meryl Streep in it, and it’s about two hours shorter than the film!”
Play: Karen Silkwood
Free download: The Disappeared – Karen Silkwood
Make Me Rich, Don’t Make Me Poor
Very unlike anything I’ve written before; no references to death, politics, social injustice etc. It’s an old-fashioned love song, nothing complicated.
Play: Make Me Rich, Don't Make Me Poor
Free download: The Disappeared – Make Me Rich, Don’t Make Me Poor
Eight Miles Down
Songs about death aren’t commonly found on radio playlists; songs about suicide are rarer still. Here is my contribution to that small, select group so I’ll have to take my chance on whether people get to hear it.
Free download: The Disappeared – Eight Miles Down
Some Truths Are Self-Evident
Whoever you are, wherever you live and whatever you believe in, some things in life are always, objectively, right.
The song’s message is this: if we as a wealthy, modern-day, society can’t help those around us who need it, whether it’s the sick, the young, the elderly or those less well-off, that failure diminishes us all.
Play: Some Truths (Are Self-Evident)
Free download: The Disappeared – Some Truths (are Self-Evident)
Take Me To Manhattan