Last Of The Great White Hopes

from by Lightning Dept.



Another of our short temper tantrum short that we decided not to charge you for it. That's right, it's absolutely FREE (just give us your email address. We promise not to spam you).
As for what the songs about...well that would be something to do with all those over privileged idiots making all those unethical and greedy decisions from their ivory towers in the sky. Phew! Steady on-that's almost a political statement...


Last Of The Great White Hopes

Have you given yourself enough rope?
Last of the great white hopes
Saw you burn out all of your dreams
With bravado and ludicrous schemes

Am I wasting my time with this song?
Even though its just twenty-eight long?
Stop waving your flag in my face
'Cos brother you're a disgrace


from Things Keep Blowing Up, released March 29, 2012
Words and Music by Simon Parker
Drums by Ali Gavan
Other stuff by Simon Parker



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Lightning Dept. Brighton, UK

Lightning Dept. was all started by the misreading of a shop sign. Written over a 3 week period and recorded in just 3 days, 'things KEEP blowing UP' is a fresh, icy blast of pop magic. The bands love of Weezer, Lemonheads and Guided By Voices shines through on this 15 track album which is all over in 32 minutes of clipped majestic indie rock.
Look out for the CD and digital release in March 2012.
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