Overthrown

by Steve Stearns

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SpinTunes 12 Round 1 entry.

A future colony on a moon is staffed by robots and clones who believe they're human. They "elect" leaders by means of a Snapchat-like vote, candidates chosen at random (or are they?).

Most of them don't last in office for more than a few days.

lyrics

I've been elected a minister
But I don't know what for
First day: a trade dispute to manage
An outbreak and the war
Just yesterday I was some guy
who fixed the maglev trains
Now it's my face up on the Free-Vee
And everyone complains

The vote's done by videophone
And your thoughts may not be your own
We're all either droids or clones
I may not make tomorrow but tonight I'll be alone
Overthrown

To vote you swipe to the left or to the right
Depends on who you like the best
The winner runs Titan Colony
till they're replaced or put under arrest
Choosing candidates at random
may have closed a few loopholes
But if you can't refuse the service
then who's really in control?

credits

released January 29, 2017
Steve Stearns: all instruments, vocals, programming

Cover image by Mike Hinge.

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Steve Stearns Seattle, Washington

Hi, I'm a musician, producer and songwriter in Seattle, WA.

I composed the incidental music for the hit independent film Sonicsgate, which won a Webby Award for Best Internet Sports Film. It was shown on CNBC in 2012 and on ESPN Classic in 2014. My film credits include Cardboard and Every Day Is A Journey. Commercial composer credits include Microsoft Bing, Genco and United Way. Member ASCAP. ... more

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