Don't Blame Me, I Voted Yes

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Written in the weeks following the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, this song refers to some of the news stories that suddenly hit the airwaves following Scotland's slight "No" majority.

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They're still sooking up all the money from our oil revenues
And spending it on foreign wars, we know this to be true
The MPs in London gave themselves a raise of 10%
And then they told the NHS that all the money had been spent

We could have had our independence from this situation
But only 45% said we should be a nation
So now we're going to have to take whatever comes, i guess
Don't blame me, i voted Yes

Tens of thousands of working parents must rely on charity
Just to put food on the table, in this economy
While the politicians and fat cats who bankrupted our state
Are swigging back the champagne and dining from silver plates

We could have had our independence from this situation
But only 45% said we should be a nation
So now we're going to have to take whatever comes, i guess
Don't blame me, i voted Yes

The elderly were frightened for their pensions
The papers blasted "You must all vote No!"
The mainstream media never thought to mention
How much better off we'd all be if we simply chose to go

So the middle classes voted to stay inside the UK
And now it's the disabled and the poor who'll have to pay
I'm sad to say that things'll just get worse in the next few years
I only hope we'll get our chance again and we can overcome our fears

We could have had our independence from this situation
But only 45% said we should be a nation
So now we're going to have to take whatever comes, i guess
Don't blame me, i voted Yes

Don't blame me, i voted Yes

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from Our Scotland, released September 30, 2014
written and performed by Calum Carlyle

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Calum Carlyle Edinburgh, UK

I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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