Face Of A Nation

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Written at Moniack Mhor near Inverness. Inspired by a famous photograph of Presidents Obama and Putin, sitting at opposite ends of a sofa, looking absolutely dejected. President Obama spoke of his frustration at his inability to make the changes he wanted despite being “the most powerful man in the world”. So are these world leaders just acting out a part and if so who’s writing the script?

lyrics

All the world’s a stage they say and we are only players
And though we may be principals, we’re harnessed by the script
The power of our policies, get us where we’re standing
But from the wings, behind the scenes, we’re tight in another’s grip

Chorus
We are the face of a nation
Trapped behind a public mask
We are the face of a nation

The world is in our hands they say, we talk and you will listen
But words we use to draw you in are from another’s hand
Under strict direction, we follow our instructions
From out of shot to centre stage, we’re marching with the band

Chorus

We play our part and take our bows then hope for an ovation
And leave the costume to the next leader of a nation

Chorus

credits

from Looking At The Tracks, released June 30, 2017
Gary Anderson – Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Mike Knowles – Drums
Jim Reid – Bass
Rhona Macfarlane – Piano
Christian Cooper – Vocals

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Kinnaber Junction Montrose, UK

Kinnaber Junction is the musical vehicle for Montrose singer/songwriter Gary Anderson. With over 30 years of gigging behind him Gary has gained a wealth of experience covering a wide range of instruments and genres . Looking at the tracks pulls all this experience together ... more

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