State Of The Union
"State Of The Union" is the debut single from British
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 singer-songwriter David Ford
David Ford (musician)
David James Ford is a British singer-songwriter, currently living in Eastbourne, East Sussex. He first achieved prominence with the indie rock group Easyworld, who released an independent mini-album, ...Better Ways to Self Destruct and two full-length albums on Jive Records before disbanding in...

. It had previously been featured as a demo on his official website, before appearing as a track on a CD entitled "Apology Demos EP," only on sale at live shows.

The song was released as a single in the United Kingdom on September 26, 2005, on CD
Compact Disc
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Gramophone record
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 formats through Independiente Records
Independiente Records
Independiente is a record label formed in 1997 after Andy MacDonald sold Go! Discs Records to PolyGram in 1996 for a reported £30 million. In the UK, the label is distributed Vital PIAS....

 and preceded his debut album I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused
I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused
I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused is an album by singer-songwriter David Ford released in 2005. The album is Ford's solo debut....


The music video
Music video
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received numerous plaudits for its originality. It was recorded live-in-one-take, with David, using a looping machine, playing all 12 instruments used in the song.


  1. "State Of The Union"
  2. "A Short Song About Shoes"
  3. "A Short Song About Stars"
  4. "State Of The Union" (video)


  1. "State Of The Union"
  2. "A Short Song About Shoes"
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