A Greek Tragedy – 2016 Political song about Eurozone Crisis, European Union Debt, EU Problems.

A Greek Tragedy is a song from the new 2016 Ice Cutters album ‘Lost Souls’. The song is about the Greek Financial Crisis and problems in the European Union / EU. This is a Velvet Underground / Nico / Cat Stevens influenced song. Style of music: Alternative Rock, Indie, Pop, Country, Folk. Psychedelic Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic.  Mood of music: Mellow, Relaxed, Chilled, Brooding, Slow.

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About ‘Lost Souls’ (Ice Cutters CD Album, 2016)

Lost Souls is a melodic, epic album with a nod to each of my main musical influences. It is inspired by the Island Records releases of the early 70’s. with influences including John Cale, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson / The Beach Boys, Marc Bolan / T-Rex, Duncan Browne, Al Stewart, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Big Star, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Gene Clark, The Byrds, Nirvana & REM. The centrepieces of the album are two songs about people – performance artist Andy Kaufman and ‘Gonzo’ artist Ralph Steadman. Ralph lived in my hometown of Abergele in his formative years, and I am a big fan of his artwork. The rumours about Andy Kaufman faking his own death, and the subsequent mystery played a big part in setting the tone and feel of the album.

Lyrics to ‘A Greek Tragedy’ by Ice Cutters

If I could help you, i’d throw my arms around you
Tell all the world i’ve found you, and bring you in from you the cold

If I could save you, I’d make all the princes crave you
They’ll throw all their wealth behind you
Then turn your waters to gold

It’s the time, it’s the time
To believe in what’s right
For our hope, and our health
Spread the Wealth, Spread the wealth

If I could build you, I’d take all the things that kill you
Then bring in the skills to give you
The chance to evolve

What of tomorrow? Why be the thief who borrowed
Pay all your debts with sorrow and thrive in what you make

It’s the time, it’s the time
To believe in what’s right
For our hope, and our health
Spread the Wealth, Spread the wealth

Instrumental

We all need to change (3)
Need to change

It’s the time, it’s the time
To believe in what’s right
For our hope, and our health
Spread the Wealth