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The Sound a Duck Makes

by Conspiracy of One

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A tongue-in-cheek song taking aim at dishonest medical pretenders and advocating the return of the term ‘Quack’.


People playing doctor is a growing trend,
using words like "toxins, wellness, natural, alternative, cleanse"
they'll convince you they're your friend,
but all they do is take...

Caution is the box we put unproven treatments in,
when tested and proved to work, we call it medicine,
but this simple doctrine is not the way they operate...

Behind their sanguine smile is nothing but a snake,
we have a word for them,
what sound does a duck make?

Science is their greatest ally, if it supports their claim,
but a blind or spiteful evil if it casts them out in shame,
and of course they're never the one to blame, it's a conspiracy of the state...

In white coats and stethoscopes they camouflage themself,
to hunt the vulnerable and gullible gazelle, to strip them of their wealth,
and to trust them with your health,
would be a grave mistake...

They'll hang you up there by your ankles and they'll shake,
we have a word for them,
what sound does a duck make?

They promise to cure me of my ails, or to shed me of my weight.
They promise what they think I want to hear,
they'll promise anything...
but after all they give me nothing...
Nothing but heartache...
And I feel I'm gonna break...

And it may be more than just your bank account at stake,
trusting these charlatans, these frauds, these fakes.
We have another word for them,
what sound does a duck make?


released June 6, 2022
Nathan Eggins: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Brad Sheen: Drums
Hayden Johns: Keys


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Conspiracy of One Brisbane, Australia

A bit sciency. A bit funny.

Debut album 'Road to Reason' is out now!

Solo project of Brisbane/Meanjin-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & science comminucator Nate Eggins.

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