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Art Vs Science Use Song To Tell Mike Baird He’s “Got To Stop” The Lockout Laws

Written by Tom Williams on February 11, 2016

Dance trio Art Vs Science have put their dislike of Sydney’s lockout laws on full display by showing New South Wales Premier Mike Baird their anti-lockout song You Got To Stop, which appears on their latest album, Off The Edge Of The Earth And Into Forever, Forever.

In a statement addressed to Mr Baird and posted to Facebook, Art Vs Science say, “Mike Baird, we wrote a song about the frustration we felt from your government’s lockout laws.

“You could have made public transport available from Kings Cross late at night, or changed the taxi changeover time, or allowed venues to choose their own closing time (like the UK did).

“You could have encouraged other nightlife venues to be made further away from the city. You could have addressed the latent aggression of a society divided by money and social status, bubbling to the surface after a few drinks.

“But you didn’t. You and your government chose instead to throw the baby out with the bathwater. You got to stop!”

You Got To Stop (below) packs a super-upbeat and funky vibe, complete with an impressive synth solo and some pretty on-point lyrics, including:

Lock us out, lock us in and lock us down
Turn this wild city to a sleepy little town
Misguided rains you’re pouring heavy from above
But you can’t contain the flames of the fire that we love.

Art Vs Science’s message to Mr Baird comes after Keep Sydney Open’s Tyson Koh put Mr Baird on the spot on radio this morning, asking the Premier why lockouts are the only option offered by the State Government. The radio interview comes on the same day that the NSW Government announced the new head of its lockout laws review and encouraged members of the public to have their say on the regulations.

Art Vs Science’s huge Off The Edge Of The Earth And Into Forever, Forever album tour is set to kick off on 3rd March. Catch You Got To Stop and its full lyric sheet, below.

Listen: Art Vs Science – You Got To Stop

Art Vs Science – You Got To Stop Lyrics

You were raised in the shadow of a war
And brought us up inside a room with padded walls.
Suffocating from how tightly we are held
You can hold us close but you can’t bubble wrap the world.

You got to stop!
You got to stop!

How can we breath when you squeeze so tight?
Just let us go it’ll be alright.
You say protection but it’s all too much.
Tell us it’s hot hot HOT! Too hot!
We all still need to touch

Don’t you fear for us
Fear is not the thing we need
Don’t you fear for us
Fear is your worst enemy
Time for you to trust
Cause you got to let us go
Where we go, how we roll, when we go yeah!
Let us go where we go, how we roll, when we go yeah!

You got to stop!

Lock us out, lock us in and lock us down
Turn this wild city to a sleepy little town
Misguided rains you’re pouring heavy from above
But you can’t contain the flames of the fire that we love.

Oh yeah, alright!
What’s bringing us together is gonna save us tonight.

Mike Baird,We wrote a song about the frustration we felt from your government’s lockout laws. You could have made…

Posted by Art vs Science on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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