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Indie band Arms of the Girl rocks Don’t Vote anthem

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The Don't Vote campaign, led by OPSEU's Provincial Young Workers Committee, is rocking to the beat of a new anthem.

Carolyn Côté, lead singer of Arms of the Girl, Professor at Algonquin College, and OPSEU Local 415 member, crafted the song's lyrics in the Don't Vote campaign's tongue-in-cheek tone. (Full lyrics below)

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The catchy tune will help young workers and students spread the message: If you don't care about the issues that affect you and your family, then #dontvote.

Listen now!

(Right click to download .mp3 file)

Video coming soon

OPSEU will be releasing a video for this song on YouTube soon. Stay tuned!

Don't Vote (Lyrics)

Are you bored with all the old guys on the TV screen?
Popularity contests that don't mean a thing?
I bet they've never even thought about you and me

While we're struggling and trying to keep our lives afloat
They seem more concerned about their numbers in the polls
Do you think it's really something that we can control?

So maybe you should run with scissors
Take your clothes off and dance in a blizzard
Put a fork in a socket and watch your mind be blown
And don't vote.

You've got things that keep you up at night and make you sweat
You've got rent and food and bills to pay, tuition debt
Are the politicians ever gonna fix your stress?

So maybe you should run with scissors
Take your clothes off and dance in a blizzard
Go and jump off a bridge because everyone said so
And don't vote.

It's getting just too hard to care
You try your best but get nowhere
No motivation you can see
It's easiest just to fall into apathy

So maybe you should run with scissors
Take your clothes off and dance in a blizzard
Put a fork in a socket and watch your mind be blown
And maybe you should microwave metal
Eat a handful of snow when it's yellow
And just keep on complaining
But then don't bother changing
And decide that your best plan
Is to bury your head in the sand

And don't vote.