The world needs more anthems like “Swedish Guns,” the new track released by The Radio Dept. in advance of their forthcoming album Running Out of Love. It’s a simple yet powerfully effective pop song that calls out the arms industry in the band’s home country for putting citizens at great risk. Rather than go on the political rant that I’d like to, I think I’ll just leave this song and its lyrics here and hope that it stirs something up in your heart and soul like it did with me.

LYRICS

SWEDISH GUNS
What’s that in the air?
The Swedish guns
And what is that right there?
That’s Swedish guns
Let’s have a second look
It’s Swedish guns
Must be by the book
It’s Swedish guns

And guess what came to town
The Swedish guns
And guess what burned it down
The Swedish guns
And every life they took
With Swedish guns
Now everywhere you look
It’s Swedish guns

When you want something done
When you want something done
Just take me by the hand
We’ll make them understand

If you want something done
Get Swedish guns
Take care of someone
Get Swedish guns
You need a helping hand?
Get Swedish guns
Secure a piece of land
Get Swedish guns

They should turn around
The Swedish guns
And force us to the ground
With Swedish guns
Cause who can be to blame
For Swedish guns?
A clue, it’s in the name
A diabolic shame

When you want something done
When you want something done
Just take me by the hand
We’ll make them understand

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