Robin Alice are a folk duo from America that consists of neither a Robin nor even yet an Alice as it’s Kelley Jakle and Jeff “Horti” Hortillosa who unveil this track which reflects on man’s nature. Taking a steer from Hamlet they declaim “What a piece of work is a man” before heading off in a slightly different direction, adding “tries to be as noble as can be/holds onto everything he wants/in the end is governed by greed.” It’s a song that came together in the 2016 Presidential elections, as Robin Alice “became apparent that the country is suffering from a great cognitive divide….personal self-interest often wins over altruism…corporate interests dictate our daily actions beyond politics…(the) song is reflecting upon disdain for unchecked capitalism, and the sadness at the lack of fiscal equality and lack of social safety nets. ”
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?