'Commies to the left, fascists to the right': Billy Te Kahika sings Advance NZ song to the tune of 'Stuck in the Middle with You'

Advance NZ co-leader Billy Te Kahika Jr is showing off his singing ability with a new song about his political party to the tune of the '70s hit 'Stuck in the Middle with You'. 

With lyrics like "Commies to the left of me, fascists to the right," Te Hahika's adaptation of the Stealers Wheel track appears to take aim at the current Government, implying an authoritarian level of control is oppressing Kiwis. 

Te Kahika has made headlines this year for sharing misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, 5G, vaccinations, fictional international assassins and other topics.

His new two-minute track begins with Te Kahika's musical declaration that he "never thought he'd see it like this / our rights and freedoms are on a precipice," before promising "Here I am, ready to fight for you". 

"Well freedom's such a precious thing / We never want it to go missing," the lyrics continue.

"That's why I'm singing here to tell you so / Please grab hold now and never let go." 

With calls to action such as "stand united or together we'll fall / And you know we won't be happy at all", Te Kahika asks listeners for their "vote today", adding "and we hope that you won't walk away". 

The blues musician-turned-politican's latest offering has already attracted a raft of reviews on social media. 

"111? Yes, I'd like to report a murder of a classic song," one one music fan commented on Twitter. 

"I want someone to chop off my ears," wrote another. 

"This f**king sucks. Did you record it too close to a 5G tower or something? I'm trying to understand why it sucks so much," offered a third, likely referring to Te Kahika's false claims that 5G technology "destroys DNA and causes cancer".  

Meanwhile, one Twitter user said they "dug lyrics", with another supporter writing simply: "Ka pai." 

In a comment on their own video, the official Advance NZ Twitter account said that all the rights required to cover the track had "been obtained under license for audio and visual reproduction".