Gold Against The Soul Lyrics

Somebody told me to vote conservative
Tragedy is not known under this dimmest of lights
Everybody feels sick by the courtesy of dismay
Was I schooled without direction
Gold againts the soul
Rock n' roll has a conscience
It supplies convenience
Gold against
Against the soul
Against the soul
Close the pits sanctify Roy Lynk an O.B.E.
Shareholding a piece of this fucking country
Fossilize - make Yorkshire into a tourist resort
And dream of new ways to humble the poor
Gold against the soul
White liberal hates slavery
Needs Thai labour to clean his home
Gold erodes
Erodes the soul
Erodes the soul
A 1000 Marlboro death ignored everyday
And who gives a shit about sexuality
Gold against the soul
Working class cliches start here
Either cloth caps of smack victims
Gold destroyed
Destroyed the soul
Destroyed the soul
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Apr 25, 2002
4 Meanings
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Its about how greed can destroy someones true moral values.

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The second verse is almost certainly about the 1984 miner's strike.

My Interpretation
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"It's an apocalyptic vision of Britain from the Thatcher years to the 'caring Nineties'. People got so selfish in the Eighties. To me, Roy Lynk (the right-wing leader of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers) was the archetypal Eighties person. He probably thought he was doing people good - but he's a class traitor. I hope that his children grow up to realise that. The media thinks that if you're working class, you've got to be one of two stereotypes - either tipping your cap to your employer, or a drug fiend permanently bombed out your skull. You've got to be a lager lout, or an effete Morrissey fan who never does anything. But working class people can be violent and sensitive." (Richey James)

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'Rock and roll has a conscience'

Confounding line. Just them perhaps? They feel they are the only ones in society who are able to be honest, and then only in their music?

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