Coalition

Words & Music by James Kennedy

'Coalition' is an Alternative Rock song & the 12th song on the 2010 Kyshera album 'Paradigm'. The words, music & production are by James Kennedy.

'Coalition' is the final track on the album & Kennedy has said that after spending an album criticising what's wrong with the world, he likes to end on a positive with an optimistic message of hope & empowerment. The term 'Coalition' was taken from the post 9/11 'Coalition of the willing' alliance of countries who were supportive of the western plans to invade the middle east but used here in the context of a 'Peoples Coalition' against this establishment. Throughout the song Kennedy rallies the listener to political action with lines such as "We've got the numbers. We've got the power. We've got each other. It's only a choice". The 1st verse also makes reference to 'The Servants' which is making use of the analogy made in the song 'The Servant', track 9 from the same album.

Musically, the song follows a standard rock song format & is the only song on the album to feature the low B9 Guitar tuning (B, F#, B, F#, B, C#) which became a regular feature of Kennedy's later songs.

LYRICS

Welcome to history

Where judgements calling all of us

To see the world we accepted

And if we let the servants hijack the palace

Who can we really blame

Enter humanity

Endlessly exploitable

It’s written in our design

To be decent, to be naive & impressionable

So the broken few always win

Beware a leader, of any kind

We must do it ourselves

We the majority

Are the authority

In natures democracy

If we just set each other free

Welcome to history

Where we will see the lies of now

But will we not see the patterns

Old enemies with ever changing faces still

Take us around again

We the majority

Are the authority

In natures democracy

If we just set each other free

Yeah, we’ve got the numbers

Yeah, we’ve got the power

Yeah, we’ve got each other

It’s only a choice

No votes will save you, from the system

We must do it ourselves