New Normal

by Rock In The City



"The New Normal" is one of the few rock songs written about macro-economics. It predicts a flatter economic forecast and is a term coined by Andrew Sentance in his first book. The song is set in a Neil Young / R.E.M inspired rebel rant.

Written by Dr Andrew Sentance. Arranged by Peter Cook. Performed by "Rock in the City", who aim to humanise the Square Mile through rock music!

Beautiful keyboards supplied by Rick Benbow.


The tailwinds from the East
Meet the headwinds from the West
I can't get no relief
Though I'm trying to do my best

It's the New Normal - not the same
It's the New Normal - they've changed the game
It's the New Normal - we're on the wane
We're living in the New Normal

The deficit is up
Productivity is down
The tide is going out
But I still feel I might drown

It's the New Normal ...

Now Britain's on the mend
While America walks tall
But China's going to win
Because Asia’s got it all

In Ancient Europe nothing’s changing
Only deckchairs rearranging
The Oil King’s lost his crown
And the euro’s going down

It's the New Normal ....


released September 21, 2015
Written by Dr Andrew Sentance

Arrangement - Peter Cook

Performed by "Rock in the City" - Dr Andrew Sentance, Rick Benbow, Haydn Jones, Peter Cook, Pete Stephens and Zee Fincham



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