This is all about radical change,
It is not about voting out Conservatives,
It’s not about keeping Labour out of parliament.
We are talking about radical change,
It isn’t about red and blue with a mix of yellow,
Now we have to acknowledge purple and green,
Even if the media fear the leftist Green.
It is all about manifestos,
It is all about pledges,
It is all about values.
If you care about equality,
Would you really feel austerity is righteous?
Is austerity the only possibility,
To create false hope of rags to riches?
If the rich get richer is that equality,
Especially if the poor are getting poorer?
Are companies still getting billions in profit?
I mean net profit not gross profit.
What happened to our collective communities?
Do we have to first build bridges with our neighbours?
With reducing local amenities,
Do you trust another public spending slashing?
We voted for no tuition fees,
Yet can we settle with just £6,000 from £9,000?
Can we settle with no real solution to housing?
Can we cope with forcing disabled people to work?
Or those with six months or less to live?
Can we even mean test those that cannot work?
Can we accept soul-sucking zero-hour contracts?
Are you ready to live 5 more years of low wages?
5 more years of the lowest living standards?
Blamed on immigrants who pay their fair share?
Can we expect our bonuses from the Banks we own?
Should the money really go to Cameron’s mateys?
The election is not just about the next 5 years,
This is about changing the course of history!
Do you want to be remembered for picking the same old two?
Or resisting to vote because they all sound the same?
I have read every manifesto from the 5 main parties,
I cannot match the Greens to any other party,
Or ‘socialist’ Labour with ‘nationalist’ UKIP.
It isn’t about tactical voting,
If your vote isn’t heard then make it heard,
Roar so the shackles break away,
Let the establishment begin to tremble,
By the vibration of true active democracy.
Let the Sun and the Mail tarnish your righteous image,
Trust me to them it doesn’t matter if you are Christ or the Buddha.
We can reform the electoral system,
Build more social housing,
Make the Bankers pay back,
Cap private renting,
Steer away the NHS from privatisation,
Reward doctors and nurses fairly,
Bring football down from a game to a sport,
Reform the welfare system for all,
By giving a universal basic income,
Care for the vulnerable,
Providing creative education,
Led by Sir Ken Robinson,
Reward our children,
And offer adults free uni education.
Co-operate with the world,
Start to remove the fear of nuclear war,
Create greener energy,
Save our planet from implosion to explosion,
Nationalise public transport,
Localise our farming,
Make businesses pay their taxes,
Close up all the damaging loopholes,
This can all happen if we sit and think,
If we move away from propaganda,
If we read the manifestos,
With our own heart and mind,
Whether you are left or right wing,
For a bird to fly needs both wings.
We can vote tomorrow,
But democracy doesn’t stop there,
From the 8th May 2015,
Let’s bring change that nobody has ever seen.