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The Radio Dept. Share New Political Song “Going Down Swinging”

Morrissey-Referencing Song Timed to Upcoming Swedish National Elections

Aug 31, 2018
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Sweden's The Radio Dept. have shared a new song, "Going Down Swinging." It's currently a standalone single, which is available now on all digital platforms via their own label Just So! and follows another new song, "Your True Name," the band shared back in January (it was one of our Songs of the Week). "Going Down Swinging" is a political song that is timed to the upcoming Swedish national elections. One line references Morrissey: "Nazis should be dealt with like in Normandie/Only inbreds join an alt right parade/Someone please tell that to Morrissey." Listen to the song below.

The band issued this statement about the song: "The Swedish national election is coming up and that means we're putting out a new single. What else could we do? There are references to church bells in the lyrics, listeners from outside of Sweden might want to know this: In May 2014 and on a couple of occasions since, churches in Sweden have been ringing their bells during Nazi marches to warn the public. Before 2014 this hadn't been done since 1939. Because of the huge problems we have with increasing racism in our country it is a very welcome gesture. Personally we don't believe in gods but we do believe Nazis and their peers - however they choose to present or disguise themselves - should be dealt with like in World War II."

"Going Down Swinging" Lyrics:

Church bells are ringing today
God is on the right side for once
We will go down swinging you say
Oh to die at the hands of a fascist dunce

These church bells
I love what they say
Nazis should be dealt with like in Normandie
Only inbreds join an alt right parade
Someone please tell that to Morrissey

Going down swinging now
Going down swinging now
Going down swinging now

Church bells are ringing today
God is on the right side for once
We will go down swinging you say
But I never fought anyone
I just got beat up you see
Can't give that pleasure to a nazi devotee

Going down swinging now
Going down swinging now
Going down swinging now

Do the right thing now
When you're in that moment
Do the right thing now
In your heart you know it
You're not fooling anyone
You know this is for real

The Radio Dept. released their last album, Running Out of Love, their fourth, in 2016 via Labrador. 

Read our 2017 interview with The Radio Dept.

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