I Love Austerity

by Sakké ConQuéso

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Written by Nassos Conqueso & Ioannis Sakketos.
Lyrics by Nassos Conqueso.
Produced by Ioannis Sakketos.

Recorded at Diesi Studio (Athens, GR).
Engineered by Ioannis Sakketos.
Mixed by Ioannis Sakketos.
Mastered by Steve Lado.

Artwork designed by Nassos Conqueso.

Ioannis Sakketos: Drums, Bass, Guitars, Vocals.
Nassos Conqueso: Guitars, Voice.


Well so what people, everyone in this world has a little debt
We will pay them back without even breaking a single sweat
We are smart and skilful; we can show our superiority
So I can easily say, “hurrah I like austerity”

Well come on bankers, you will save us with your good intentions
You are the first who need to be saved, there’s no room for questions
Just look away from suicides; it’s their lack of prosperity
So I will happily shout, “hurray I love austerity”

25.6% unemployment rate; 20,000 additional homeless people; closed banks;
Large shops with empty shelves; 44% of population below poverty line; 50,000 suicides;
The birth rate has fallen; 20% closed shops in historic centre; 64% adults live with their parents;
50% young people are unemployed; capital controls; 35% jump in suicide rates.

Well bless you priests for feeding the poor with sating prayers
Don’t enrage the God by trading your gold for a bag of pears
You’re adding a stone to this nation’s lack of solidarity
But still I’m shouting out loud “hurray I love austerity”

[Politicians' speeches]

Well thank you great leaders for deciding our future with care
You are true altruists, I will support you till the end, I swear
But wait; instead you ‘re screwing our minds with great dexterity
And thus, I ‘m saying with proud “whoopee I love austerity”
Oh damn, I ‘m shouting with proud “thank God we’re in austerity”


released March 19, 2018


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