What are you listening to?

Barry

Padawan Learner
- Faithless - Mass Destruction

(Whether long range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether you're soar away sun or BBC 1
Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruc
You could a Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction)

My dad came into my room holding his hat
I knew he was leaving,
he sat on my bed told me some facts, son.
I have a duty, calling on me
You and your sister be brave my little soldier
And don't forget all I told ya
Your the mister of the house now remember this
And when you wake up in the morning give ya momma a kiss
Then I had to say goodbye

In the morning woke momma with a kiss on each eyelid,
Even though I'm only a kid
Certain things can't be hid
Momma grabbed me
Held me like I was made of gold
But left her inner stories untold
I said, momma it will be alright
When daddy comes home, tonight

[CHORUS]

Whether long range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether you're soar away sun or BBC 1
Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruc
You could a Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction

Whether Halliburton or Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

The skin under my chin
is exploding, again.
I'm getting stress from some other children.
I'm holding it in, we taking sides, like a politician
an if I get friction we get to fightin.
I defend my dad he's the best of all men
an whatever he's doin he's doin the right thing.
Its frightenin but it makes me mad, why do all
of these people seem to hate my dad?
an if that ain't enough, now I've got these spots.
I go to sleep every night with my stomach in knots.
and whats more I can hear Mama next door
explore the radio for reports of war.
and all we ever seem to do is hide the tears,
seems Daddy been gone for years.
But he was right, now I'm geared up for the fight
an he would be proud of me if Daddy came home tonight.

[CHORUS]

My story stops here, lets be clear
This scenario is happening everywhere
And you ain't going to nirvana or farvana
You're coming right back here to live out your karma
With even more drama than previously, seriously
Just how many centuries have we been
waiting for someone else to make us free
And we refuse to see
That people overseas suffer just like we
Bad leadership and ego's unfettered and free
Who feed on the people they're supposed to lead
I don't need good people to pray and wait
For the lord to make it all straight
There's only now, do it right.
Cos I don't want your daddy, leaving home tonight

[CHORUS]
 

Bryan

Padawan Learner
This song sounds like it's about an OP/psychopath.

Incomplete by Bad Religion

Mother, father, look at your little monster
I'm a hero, I'm a zero
I'm the butt of the worst joke in history
I'm a lock without a key
A city with no door, a prayer without faith
A show without a score
I'm a bad word, a wink, a nod, a shiver
An untold story, sex without purity
A creeping gray memory
I am incomplete... incomplete... incomplete... incomplete

Doctor, cure me
What is the cause of my condition?
This madness shoots me
Like bullets smashing glass in a silent movie
I'm a trap without a spring
A temple with no god
A jack without an ace
On the tip of your tongue
I'm a promise in an unmailed letter
An unbuilt motor, deck without a joker
A creeping gray memory
I am incomplete... incomplete... incomplete... incomplete

Tell Saint Peter not to bet on me
I got a naked obsession
A good intention gone bad
I am incomplete... incomplete... incomplete... incomplete
 

John G

The Living Force
What's the World Coming to?
- written by Lindsey Buckingham
- produced by Lindsey Buckingham, Rob Cavallo, and John Shanks
- appears on Fleetwod Mac's Say You Will (2003)

Lyrics

What's the world coming to?
What they say isn't true
You can't plant no seed
Where there's only greed


I can walk anywhere
I can walk anytime
But the long highway
Is the only way


What's the world coming to?
What's the world coming to?
Everyone's gone to the moon
What's the world coming to?


Every night, every day
In this house filled with shame
I can say I care
But there's no one there


There's no truth in my life
There's no light in my eyes
And it's all I guess
That I'll ever miss


What's the world coming to?
What's the world coming to?
Everyone's gone to the moon
What's the world coming to?


I can jump right off and fall right into the ocean
I can come right out and think just what I say
But if I don't call for a reservation
They'll just turn me down
Turn me inside out


I don't say what they want
I don't do what they say
So I'm on their list
So I'm gone, I guess


What's the world coming to?
What's the world coming to?
Everyone's gone to the moon
What's the world coming to?


What's the world coming to?
What's the world coming to?
Everyone's gone to the moon
What's the world coming to?
 

wodasi

Jedi Master
REGGAE ( simple but I love it)

Gregory Isaacs ( from about 1979?)

called POOR AND CLEAN

a rich mans heaven is a poor mans hell

so many years I've been slaving in your factory
never had a chance to talk to the boss
and for so long I've been living in this
old community ,where no one knows my fate
yet I pay the cost
No one knows my fate yet I pay the cost

but I would rather live poor and clean
than rich in corruption

I said I've got to live clean
cause JAH has got to pass down judgement

I said I wanna be clean
can't you see what I mean?

wanna be strong
all day long

I would rather to live poor and clean
than to live rich in corruption

I wanna be clean
can't you see what I mean?

a rich mans heaven is a poor mans hell
 

Rich

The Living Force
currently listening to some very interesting protest songs - of an anti-war ilk in a convenient flash player: http://www.peace-not-war.org/Music/index.html it is easy to use, varied and a has a broad mix of music types with current artists. I've started to use them with my students to make powerpoint presentations with. They came from this article about teaching methods using protest songs: http://www.notinourname.net/resources_links/commentary/teaching_w_protest_songs.html

for example the song called 21 Today, residents recite the dates from 21 countries that US have bombed since Nagasaki:
since Nagasaki,
the US military has bombed 21 countries:

China 1945-46, 1950-53:
Korea 1950-53:
Guatemala 1954, 1960, 1967-69:
Indonesia 1958:
Cuba 1959-61:
Congo 1964:
Peru 1965:
Laos 1964-73:
Vietnam 1961-73:
Cambodia 1969-70:
Lebanon 1983-84:
Grenada 1983:
Libya 1986:
El Salvador 1980s:
Nicaragua 1980s:
Panama 1989:
Bosnia 1985:
Sudan 1998:
Former Yugoslavia 1999:
Iraq 1991-2003:
Afghanistan 1998, 2001-03

streaming audio
needs Flash Player
The Unpeople 21 TODAY
performed and produced by Dave Randall
vocals by citizens of each of the countries named
loop courtesy of Spectrasonics' Liquid Grooves
from the album "Nommo"
http://www.peace-not-war.org/Music/Slovo/index.html
 

Azur

The Living Force
Styx - Mr. Roboto Lyrics


(Dennis DeYoung)

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Mata ah-oo hima de
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Himitsu wo shiri tai

You're wondering who I am-machine or mannequin
With parts made in Japan, I am the modern man

I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin
My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain I.B.M.
So if you see me acting strangely, don't be surprised
I'm just a man who needed someone, and somewhere to hide
To keep me alive-just keep me alive
Somewhere to hide to keep me alive

I'm not a robot without emotions-I'm not what you see
I've come to help you with your problems, so we can be free
I'm not a hero, I'm not a saviour, forget what you know
I'm just a man whose circumstances went beyond his control
Beyond my control-we all need control
I need control-we all need control

I am the modern man, who hides behind a mask
So no one else can see my true identity

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
For doing the jobs that nobody wants to
And thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
For helping me escape just when I needed to
Thank you-thank you, thank you
I want to thank you, please, thank you

The problem's plain to see: too much technology
Machines to save our lives. Machines dehumanize.

The time has come at last
To throw away this mask
So everyone can see
My true identity...
I'm Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy!
 

wodasi

Jedi Master
My favorite P E T E R T O S H cut

(with no mention of Jah or *erb)- 1979

The Day The Dollar Die

I see johnny with his head hanging down
wondering how many shillings are left in that town
cost of living is rising so high
dollar see that and have heart attack and die

bills and budgets a waiting
finance ministers are dissapating
unemployment is rising
and I hear my people crying

Oh the day the dollar die
things are gonna be better
the day the dollar die
no more corruption
the day the dollar die

people will respect each other
the day the dollar die

tell me brother is there something i can do?
don't you let your frustrations make you blue
time is hard and i know thats true
but if you pick yourself up thats all you've got to do

things can be much better
oh yea if we come together
long time we've been divided
and its time we be united

the day the dollar die
things will be better
the day the dollar die
I won't need no pockets

the day the dollar die
you won't have to be frantic
the day the dollar die

Now i see you standing there on your feet
and you can also make two ends meet
never let your lifes problems get you down
there is always a solution to be found

bills and budgets are mourning
finance ministers groaning
unemployment is rising

I and I hear my people crying from the ghetto
but the day the dollar die
its gonna be nice
the day the dollar die
just you wait and see
they'll be no inflation
the day donny dollar die
no more corruption
the day sammy dollar die
we will love each other
time to end inflation
The DAY the Dollar DIE
 
D

Darren

Guest
Government Walls by James:

Break down the goverment walls
Speak in tongues, power is money
I see our interests fall
Well behind their curtain
Break down the government walls
Infiltrate our television
Break down the government walls
Time to be outspoken

I can hear the sound of falling masonry
As they try to plug that leak
I am tempted by their cloak of secrecy
To find out what their games are about
Ask a question and they'll talk of secret services
Secrets from the people they should serve
When they can hide their crimes in a legal disguise
Truth will not be seen nor heard

In Ireland they may shoot to kill without
Warning you
Or lock you away for a while without trial
And if an honest cop gets to close to the
Truth of it
They'll set him up in style in style
In China, they murder
Their youth
Who are questioning
How their lives are controlled
Do they have the means to rewrite history
Wipe out the genes of doubt

Bring down the government walls
Bring them down within my lifetime
Let's see the curtain drawn
See what they are concealing
Bring down the government walls
Crime to be outspoken
It's a crime to be outspoken
 

Niall

SuperModerator
Moderator
FOTCM Member
Men Without Souls - The Stunning

Album: Paradise in the Picturehouse, 1990


I'm tired of all that

I'm tired of all that

I'm tired your scandals

Your crroks and your vandals

I'm tired of your ways


I'm sick to the teeth

Yeh I'm sick to the teeth

Some men are so ill

They can butcher and kill

For what they believe


I cried when I read

There's a boy nearly dead

They shot him with holes

And then broke a few bones

Aren't you tough men


Do you dream in your sleep

Do you dream in your sleep

You left him half dead

And then went home to bed

Your wife brushed your coat

And she made you some toast

Can you hear him moan


Men without souls

Men without souls

The whole world is filled with them

Dragging their filth with them

Madmen will kill for them

And their mothers still feel for them

Men without souls
 

Beau

Administrator
Administrator
Moderator
FOTCM Member
The Tom Waits track 'Road to Peace' has been playing in my head a lot lately.
 

endgame

Padawan Learner
Sweatshop Union - "Ascend"

(Yes, it's a rap song- not too many curses but I edited them out anyway.)

[Intro]
"We are passing into a great change of species
And no matter how loudly the old authorities
may proclaim that this is not so, it is going to happen
Our moment of time, when population reaches it's limit
and the world as we know it ends, is not about death at all
It is about ascending into a new kind of life"

[verse]
They only see to the sky
Our dreams and our lives
Our means to survive
But not between our eyes
We gotta free our minds and re-design them
Seek and find the trees to climb high and
Read the signs between the lines
Defeat the lies discreetly hiding deep inside them
Sheep unite and beat the tyrant
Leave the island but keep smiling (smiling)
'Cause why try to fit in
To this life that has been
Pre-planned to keep man in a cycle of sin
The fight could have been won
But we sit stunned
As we get drunk and forget once we were tricked
And now they can complete their goal
'Cause we're convinced that dung heaps are gold
People sold to keep our souls dug in
Deeper holes than we could know we're stuck in

"Now something is wrong with that... don't you think?"

[Chorus]
Life can be a sequence of precluded opportunities
just like déj� vu that never ends
It seems our position as spirit beings
on this physical journey's to make our moves and then ascend
Life can be a sequence of precluded opportunities
just like déj� vu that never ends
It seems our position as spirit beings
on this physical journey's to make our moves and then ascend

[verse]
I know sometimes it seems like it's some kind of dream, right?
Some try to scream and reach the sunshining beams
But the path is paved with choices, and the voices tell you lies
But it's your choice, your life, don't wait for hell to rise
It won't be televised in any case
On any stations anyways
Many wait for many saviors
Many say that any day
The penny's they attempt to save will buy them plenty acres
And the petty labor's every day's work's fruit can then be savored
Believe what you choose to but I refuse to surrender
To the people that rule you and their ruthless agendas
Spent a day away with me
Don't slave this week or play the game
End the pain, I'll make you see
The sacred tree and break the chains
Leave your alleys and streets, walk the valleys and peaks with me
This is all ours if you and I can just leave it be
Freedom is as easy as believing that we're one
Breathing it in deeply and the healing has begun

[Chorus]

[verse]
Until we change our ways
There's no f****** way they'll change their ways
Manipulate our brains with the airwaves
Our kids will face the same s**t when they're slaves
What gets me is they claim that it's fair play
But label us insane if we dare say
Anything that unlocks the staircase
So they can keep us locked in a scared state

Yeah, but until I change my ways
There's no f****** way you'll change your ways
So we'll keep celebrating Earth Day
Even though it's clear it's merely wordplay
What gets me is I know that they can cure AIDS
'Cause they control the healthcare and the birthrate
Then indoctrinate us 'til we serve hate
And incarcerate us in this birdcage

"And what frightens me is that... people are simply letting it happen"

[Chorus]
 

endgame

Padawan Learner
Megadeth - "Peace sells.... but who's buying?"

"What do you mean, I dont believe in god?
I talk to him every day.
What do you mean, I dont support your system?
I go to court when I have to.
What do you mean, I cant get to work on time?
I got nothing better to do
And, what do you mean, I dont pay my bills?
Why do you think Im broke? huh?

Chorus
If theres a new way,
Ill be the first in line.
But, it better work this time.

What do you mean, I hurt your feelings?
I didnt know you had any feelings.
What do you mean, I aint kind?
Im just not your kind.
What do you mean, I couldnt be president, of the united states of america?
Tell me something, its still we the people, right?

Chorus (repeat)

If theres a new way Ill be the first in line, but, it better work this time. can you put a price on peace?
Peace,
Peace sells...,
Peace,
Peace sells...,
Peace sells...,but whos buying?
Peace sells...,but whos buying?
Peace sells...,but whos buying?
Peace sells...,but whos buying?
No, peace sells..."
 

Iconoclast

Jedi Master
The Clash - Clampdown

What are we gonna do now?
Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a jew?
cause theyre working for the clampdown
They put up a poster saying we earn more than you!
When were working for the clampdown
We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers


The judge said five to ten-but I say double that again
Im not working for the clampdown
No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown
Kick over the wall cause governments to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
Dyou know that you can use it?

The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, theres nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You dont owe nothing, so boy get runnin
Its the best years of your life they want to steal

You grow up and you calm down
Youre working for the clampdown
You start wearing the blue and brown
Youre working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now


In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown

But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
But ha! gitalong! gitalong!

And Ive given away no secrets
Whos barmy now?
 
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