A Good Man

by The Electorate

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The slow build sonic attack of A Good Man sees The Electorate in their leanest and meanest form. Over a glue tightened rhythm section, the minimal and sometimes skeletal guitar has a Pollack attack style verse and a Muybridge chorus line.

The lyrics examine entitlement, inequality and the scourge of violence that men direct at women. The title comes from outrage that author Clementine Ford justifiably expressed after a man who had murdered his kids was described in the press by a colleague as being 'A Good Man'.

The single is the last to be lifted from You Don't Have Time To Stay Lost - the debut album by the Sydney bent indie trio, and is released on September 18, 2020.

A Good Man, and the album it springs from, was recorded in Sydney by Tim Kevin (The Apartments, Holly Throsby, Youth Group, Peabody, Buddy Glass) and mastered by JJ Golden (Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Neko Case, Soundgarden) in California.

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A Good Man

I need to rethink my own personal agenda
I need to check my self
White Middle class male
Privilege entails
more choice

Another way Another day Another world
Another way Another day Another world

I want more strong men to stand beside stronger women
Why don’t we try close the divide when 
51 percent earn 85
cents in the dollar

Am I stupid to think that all this
is something that we can change over a lifetime?
Power drifts and opinions can shift
I don’t want to die and still be waiting for

Another way Another day Another world
Another way Another day Another world

You should be able to walk without feeling threatened
You should be able to wear whatever the hell that you want to
I can’t justify the hate inside,
the violence or the fury some
men seem to crave
Bring out the jury

What kind of a guy kills his kids for revenge
and then gets labelled ‘a good man’ by the press again?

Another way Another day Another world
(I’m still waiting for)
Another way Another day Another world

credits

released September 18, 2020
A Good Man
Lyrics by Joshua Morris
Music by Joshua Morris, Eliot Fish and Nick Kennedy
Recorded and Mixed by Tim Kevin at Tempe River Studios
Mastered by JJ Golden ay Golden mastering, Ventura, CA.

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The Electorate Sydney, Australia

The Electorate is Nick Kennedy, Eliot Fish and Josh Morris.

We started off life a while back, when we kicked around as the Templebears. We split, with Nick and Eliot joining Big Heavy Stuff, and Josh starting up Atticus.

Years later we reformed for a one off benefit and decided to finish the album we had started so long ago.

'You Don't Have Time To Stay Lost' is that album & it's out soon.
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