The Government

The Government

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With a collection of trashy rock songs, love ballads and sing-a-long pop tunes, The Government has quickly found a place on stages all over Perth and Fremantle since their debut in mid 2006.

Biography

With a collection of trashy rock songs, love ballads and sing-a-long pop tunes, The Government has quickly found a place on stages all over Perth and Fremantle since their debut in mid 2006.

The pop-grunge outfit has garnered a place on stages alongside for high profile local acts (including End of Fashion, Day of the Dead and The Panda Band), and has been asked to support touring acts as diverse as Six Foot Hick and Van She. The Government has also run a series of successful residencies at Mojos Bar, where record crowds attended their midweek shows.

Not long after their first run of gigs, The Government headed to Studio Couch to record a demo with Shaun O’Callaghan. Although it was only very early days for the band, the spirit of The Government was captured well enough to see lead track “Boy’s Job” get plenty of airplay on RTR FM, and even the occasional late night spin at Amplifier Bar!

Playing killer live shows is what it’s all about and The Government made the most of two big opportunities in February. They scored a spot on the Bakery stage as part of the WAMi Saturday Spectacular and took out the WA State Heat of the national Garage to V Competition, which saw the band flown to the national final at the Gaelic Club, Sydney.

The Government has been gaining a solid reputation for captivating rock and roll performances, and come up with the goods each time.

You gotta LOVE THE GOV!!!

Lyrics

Definitive State

Written By: Jenna Hardie


you are my destiny and
thats how i like it
you are my lust truly and
thats how i like it

and sometimes i feel so alone
and sometimes i hope that you come home

you are my destiny and
thats how i like it
you are my lust truly and
thats how i like it

and sometimes i feel so alone
and sometimes i hope that you come home

oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh

You are my heartily and
thats how i like it
you shake my sensibility
and thats how i like it

and sometimes i feel so alone
and sometimes i hope that you come home

oh oh oh oh oh

and sometimes i feel so alone
and sometimes i hope that you come home

oh oh oh oh oh oh

Boys Job

Written By: Jenna Hardie


Its a boys job
To fix up things around me
Its a boys job
To bring me chocolate, and wine

It s a boys job
To make me feel so fine
Its a boys job
To love me all the time

Its a boys job
It's a boys job
To blow my mind

Its a boys job
to wash the dishes at night
Its a boys job
to make me feel alright

Its a boys job
to squeeze me oh so tight
Its a boys job
to love me every night

Its a boys job
Its a boys job
To blow my mind

Its a boys
Its a boys job
to blow my mind

Discography

The Government - EP (October 2006)

1. Boy's Job
2. Definitive State
3. Too Good

Set List

Songs range from 2.5 minutes to 4.5 minutes and typical gigs are about 45 minutes.

The Government Set List

Alicia
Love Me
Definitive State
Sympathetic Ear
Too Good
On the Road
Boy's Job
Untangle
Once Wanted
LTD
Tight Grip
Rainbows Bright