#Indyref songs 3 – 15 step by Radiohead

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.)

Song 3 – 15 Step by Radiohead.

bungee run

What’s the song about?
It’s about someone wondering why he gets so far and then everything gets cut and how the writer feels about this. It’s a song about a bungee running, and someone with a very sharp pair of scissors.

What questions are similar around the referendum?
How far does the current devolution arrangement hamstring the development of policy? Which politician would fare best in a bungee run? Which politician would do best in a bungee run when the bungee cord is cut by someone with a pair of scissors.

What conclusions can we draw about the independence referendum vote?
Having a cord attached provides safety but can also be constricting, but the freedom brought by cutting the cord is painful.
When I asked “which politician would do best in a bungee run when the bungee cord is cut by someone with a pair of scissors?”, you had a picture of the Prime Minister of the UK, or the First Minister of Scotland in your mind. You will probably not vote for them now or in the future.

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