Keep Your Own Council

by Lach

fan club exclusive


This week's free single for my Fan Club members is the first recorded in my evolving home studio in Edinburgh, Scotland using a new Rode NT2a Microphone. This microphone upgrade was made possible as a direct result of fan support and I truly appreciate it and hope you like the new tune.


released October 7, 2016

Lach - Vocals/Guitars



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Lach Edinburgh, UK

Lach, founder of the Antifolk movement and star of BBC Radio 4's The Lach Chronicles.

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‘Best punk guitarist since Johnny Ramone.’-Billy Ficca of Televis
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Track Name: Keep Your Own Council
Keep Your Own Council

The Kings made tracks for you
Got up off their backs for you
Queens bowed down to you
But now you're on your own
When looks can kill
When you can’t foot the bill
Keep Your Own Council

Fires were lit for you
Town criers cried for you
Liars lied for you
See how those lies have grown
When yr hanging from the sill
When yr tipping towards the mill
Keep Your Own Council

The birds sang songs for you
Lions cleared paths for you
Stars shone bright for you
Now you're on your own
When you’ve had their fill
When yr offered the red pill
Keep Your Own Council

Towers were built for you
Signs were sent to you
The sky turned blue for you
As your seeds were sown
When yr jack to someone’s jill
When it’s all downhill
Keep Your Own Council

Dogs did tricks for you
Machines turned on for you
Prayers were prayed for you
But now you're on your own
When yr caught standing still
When yr asked to do god’s will
Keep Your Own Council