“Swedish Guns” by The Radio Dept

Running Out Of Love is an album about life in Sweden in 2016 moving in the wrong direction: politically, intellectually, morally.It’s about the impatience that turns into anger, hate and ultimately withdrawal and apathy when love for the world and our existence begins to falter. The issues addressed throughout the band’s stunning fourth LP – out 10/21 via Labrador – are relevant not just to Sweden but around the globe”.

“Swedish Guns” (lyrics below) is a haunting takedown of the Swedish arms industry.

Lyrics:
What’s that in the air?
The Swedish guns
And what is that right there?
That’s Swedish guns
Let’s have a second look
It’s Swedish guns
Must be by the book
It’s Swedish guns

And guess what came to town
The Swedish guns
And guess what burned it down
The Swedish guns
And every life they took
With Swedish guns
Now everywhere you look
It’s Swedish guns

When you want something done
When you want something done
Just take me by the hand
We’ll make them understand

If you want something done
Get Swedish guns
Take care of someone
Get Swedish guns
You need a helping hand?
Get Swedish guns
Secure a piece of land
Get Swedish guns

They should turn around
The Swedish guns
And force us to the ground
With Swedish guns
Cause who can be to blame
For Swedish guns?
A clue, it’s in the name
A diabolic shame

When you want something done
When you want something done
Just take me by the hand
We’ll make them understand