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 No.1156

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTAvm_Fk09M

What is this song about? They keep singing about capital
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 No.1157

>>1156
The capital raises the rents and the state raises the benefits
Then you can cheat a little with the ironclad wage laws
And even pay a lower salary than the price of food and rent
Because the state is all too happy to help when the cost of living becomes far too high

Side by side, together they help each other
The state and the capital, they sit in the same boat
But they are not the ones who row, who row so the sweat runs
And the whip that cracks doesn’t even tickle their fat necks

The building of the day care system is regulated by the business cycle
Then women are given their place in the economic structure
A cheap labour force reserve, on hand when the factories whistle
Pushed back again by lack of resources, if the wheel of profitability suddenly slows

Side by side, together they go forth
The state and the capital, two wolves in sheep’s clothing
The capital needs manpower, and the state delivers
The one hand knows exactly what it is that the other one does

The school’s purpose is, of course, to school the labour force
If the brooms are to sweep well, one mustn’t be careless with the handles
Blocks and quotas and testing programme is a system to separate
The chaff from the wheat and put every person in their place

Side by side, together they help each other
The state and the capital, they sit in the same boat
But they are not the ones who row, who row so the sweat runs
And the whip that cracks doesn’t even tickle their fat necks

The tempo is increased at the machines, here we drill the elite
The production has no room for one who has been too badly worn down
But so nobody will think that there’s something wrong with the heavy shifts
He’s seen as suffering from illness and is treated by the oh so merciful health care system

Side by side, together they go forth
The state and the capital, two wolves in sheep’s clothing
The capital needs manpower, and the state delivers
The one hand knows exactly what it is that the other one does

So now we build a society by corporative principles
And learn to respect things that we don’t understand
To each and everyone his own slice of the growing surplus
The capital for the capitalists, and for the paupers the benefits

Side by side, together they help each other
The state and the capital, they sit in the same boat
But they are not the ones who row, who row so the sweat runs
And the whip that cracks doesn’t even tickle their fat necks
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 No.1161

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 No.1162

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>>1161
There was also a very famous punk cover of this song by the band Ebba Grön named Staten & Kapitalet (State & Capital):
https://youtu.be/unHS713TTAE
It reached high on the Swedish charts and the album is kind of a cult classic in Sweden to this day.
Here's another song from the same album called Beväpna Er (Arm Yourselves) written by their anarchist bassist:
https://youtu.be/WPQlCAbdn48

Lyrics translated:
Yes!
Yes I, I hate the whole bourgeoisie
yes I, I hate the whole royalty
yes we, we will arm ourselves
yes we, we will arm ourselves

Yes I, I swear from my heart
that we from the suburbs should arm ourselves
yes we, we will arm ourselves
yes we, we will arm ourselves

Yes I, I hate Prince Bertil on Carl-Gustav
yeah yeah, I hate Zarah Leander
yes we, we will arm ourselves
yes we, we will arm ourselves

Yeah they can take some lead in their necks
yeah they can take some lead in their necks

For we, we will arm ourselves
yes we, we will arm ourselves (x3)

We, we will arm ourselves
yes we, we will arm ourselves (x3)

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