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My all time favorite Muse - Uprising

 

 

The paranoia is in bloom
The P.R. transmissions will resume
They'll try to push drugs, keep us all dumbed down
And hope that we will never see the truth around, so come on
Another promise, another scene, another
Packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed with all the
Green belts wrapped around our minds and endless
Red tape to keep the truth confined, so come on
They will not force us
And they will stop degrading us
And they will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on
Interchanging mind control
Come let the revolution take its toll
If you could flick a switch and open your third eye
You'd see that we should never be afraid to die
So come on
Rise up and take the power back
It's time the fat cats had a heart attack
You know that their time is coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend
So come on
They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on
Hey, hey, hey, hey
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Ian Brown - Little Seed Big Tree - YouTube   [Intro: Ian Brown] We don't need no stinking badges   [Chorus: Ian Brown] Just a little seed, makes a big tree Standing

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Great song, powerful lyrics

 

I'm sick of working for a living
I'm just ticking off the days till I die
Oh, I miss you Louise, yeah
And the sickest little pleasures keep me going in between pulling teeth
Oh, periscope up
I've been looking for a ladder
I need to see the Commander In Chief, ooh
And remind him what was passed on to me, oh
Your mum don't sleep, oh
And the friends you keep
I didn't raise a thief
I didn't raise a thief
But the leaders of the free world
Are just little boys throwing stones
And it's easy to ignore
Till they're knocking on the door of your homes, yeah
My thinking isn't driven, oh
But the music always gives me a lift
I'm so easy to please, yeah
But I think we dropped the baton like the 60's didn't happen, oh no
Oh, periscope up
Should be looking for a ladder
I need to see the Commander In Chief, ooh
And remind him what was passed on to you and me, oh
Your mum don't sleep, oh
And the friends you keep
I didn't raise a thief
I didn't raise a thief
But the leaders of the free world
Are just little boys throwing stones
And it's easy to ignore
Till they're knocking on the door of your homes
But the leaders of the free world
Are just little boys throwing stones
And it's easy to ignore
Till they're knocking on the door of your homes
Passing the gun from father to feckless son
We're climbing a landslide where only the good die young
Passing the gun from father to feckless son
We're climbing a landslide where only the good die young
Oh, periscope up
I've been looking for a ladder
(We're climbing a landslide where only the good die young)
I need to see the Commander In Chief, ooh
And remind him what was passed on to me, oh
Oh, periscope up
I've been looking for a ladder
(We're climbing a landslide where only the good die young)
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Frank Zappa (a hero of mine) recorded this in 1973.

That's 47 years ago!

It's called "I'm the slime"

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I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged

I have existed for years
But very little has changed

I'm the tool of the Government
And industry too

For I am destined to rule
And regulate you


I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I'm the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozin' out
From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help . . . no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

 

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Ian Brown - Little Seed Big Tree - YouTube

 

[Intro: Ian Brown]

We don't need no stinking badges

 

[Chorus: Ian Brown]

Just a little seed, makes a big tree

Standing on its own, thriving all alone

Just a little seed, makes a big tree

Grows so high, gonna touch the sky

Just a little seed, makes a big tree

Spreads roots deep, branches far and wide

 

[Verse 1: Ian Brown]

Masonic lockdown, in your hometown

Masonic lockdown, can you hear me now

From the top down, soul shot down

State shakedown, mass breakdown

Global orders, riding over borders

Get behind your doors for the new world order

Doctor Evil and his needle

Doctor Evil with a masterplan

A forced vaccine, like a bad dream

They'll plant a microchip, every woman, child and man

A plan to chip us all, to have complete control

The land, the sky, your soul

 

[Verse 2: Ian Brown]

Peace like silence in the snow

Free to do exactly as your told

Obey, consume and die

And up to heaven for your pie up in the sky

Sleep walking, dreaming, you best believe your lying eyes

Geoengineering, making more than patterns in the skies

5G radiation, beamed to Earth from space by satellites

The scientist and mediatrist

Trying to tell me 2 and 2 is 5

'scuse me while I mention the strategy of tension, mass mind manipulation

Psychological operation

The general population, hypnotised, right in front of your eyes

Drama and lies

Look into my eyes

 

[Chorus: Ian Brown]

Just a little seed, makes a big tree

Standing on its own, thriving all alone

Just a little seed, makes a big tree

Grows so high, gonna touch the sky

Just a little seed, makes a big tree

Spreads roots deep, branches far and wide

 

[Verse 2: Ian Brown]

Masonic lockdown, in your hometown

Masonic lockdown, can you feel me now

Masonic lockdown, soul shot down

State shakedown, a mass breakdown

Put your muzzle on, get back in your basket

Get behind your doors cause living here is drastic

Doctor Evil and his needle

Doctor Evil with a masterplan

A forced vaccine, like a bad dream

They'll plant a microchip, every woman, child and man

A plan to chip us all, to have complete control

The land, the sky, your soul

 

[Outro: Ian Brown]

Na, Na, Na, Na

Na, Na, Na, Na, Na

Na, Na, Na, Na, Na

Na, Na, Na, Na, Na

Na, Na, Na, Na

Na, Na, Na, Na, Na

 

[Outro Sample: Bill Gates]

"I mean we're taking things that are, you know, genetically modified organisms and were injecting them in little kids arms, we just shoot 'em right into the vein."

"But you don't have a choice, people act like you have a choice"

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There is one by Van Morrison and Eric Clapton : "Stand and Deliver"

 

 

"Stand And Deliver"
 

Stand and deliver
You let them put the fear on you
Stand and deliver
But not a word you heard was true
But if there's nothing you can say
There may be nothing you can do

Do you wanna be a free man
Or do you wanna be a slave?
Do you wanna be a free man
Or do you wanna be a slave?
Do you wanna wear these chains
Until you're lying in the grave?

I don't wanna be a pauper
And I don't wanna be a prince
I don't wanna be a pauper
And I don't wanna be a prince
I just wanna do my job
Playing the blues for my friends

Magna Carta, Bill of Rights
The constitution, what's it worth?
You know they're gonna grind us down, ah
Until it really hurts
Is this a sovereign nation
Or just a police state?
You better look out, people
Before it gets too late

D'you wanna be your own driver
Or keep on flogging a dead horse?
D'you wanna be your own driver
Or keep on flogging a dead horse?
Do you wanna make it better
Or do you wanna make it worse?

Stand and deliver
You let them put the fear on you
Sold down the river
But not a word of it was true
If there's nothing you can say
There may be nothing you can do

Stand and deliver
Stand and deliver
Dick Turpin wore a mask too"Stand And Deliver"
 
Stand and deliver
You let them put the fear on you
Stand and deliver
But not a word you heard was true
But if there's nothing you can say
There may be nothing you can do

Do you wanna be a free man
Or do you wanna be a slave?
Do you wanna be a free man
Or do you wanna be a slave?
Do you wanna wear these chains
Until you're lying in the grave?

I don't wanna be a pauper
And I don't wanna be a prince
I don't wanna be a pauper
And I don't wanna be a prince
I just wanna do my job
Playing the blues for my friends

Magna Carta, Bill of Rights
The constitution, what's it worth?
You know they're gonna grind us down, ah
Until it really hurts
Is this a sovereign nation
Or just a police state?
You better look out, people
Before it gets too late

D'you wanna be your own driver
Or keep on flogging a dead horse?
D'you wanna be your own driver
Or keep on flogging a dead horse?
Do you wanna make it better
Or do you wanna make it worse?

Stand and deliver
You let them put the fear on you
Sold down the river
But not a word of it was true
If there's nothing you can say
There may be nothing you can do

Stand and deliver
Stand and deliver
Dick Turpin wore a mask too
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Back in the 80s we had the duel nastiness of Thatcher & Reagan & we were on the verge of nuclear war with Russia. I was heavily into the new anarcho punk scene & some of the bands at that time were excellent. They made proper protest songs, very anti-establishment & anti-war (who in their right mind wouldn't be?) as should be from true anarcho punks. My fave bands were Crass; Conflict; Dirt & the absolutely excellent Subhumans whose lyricist & vocalist Dick Lucas was an absolute lyrical poet & genius. My two fave albums by them are The Day The Country Died & From the Cradle to the Grave. I think that some of the songs on those albums are STILL poignant to today. The words are just fantastic. They really make you think & even act to try to make a positive change in the world: REVOLUTION!!

 

These are the kind of bands & songs that we truly need today to WAKE UP the zombie youth & adult zombies too. But back then they weren't commercial chart topping (or even entering for that matter, except maybe the indie or alternative chart) bands or songs (thank fuck for that. I wouldn't have ever heard them if they were, hated the chart rubbish, still do), so they wouldn't be today either & so as back then they wouldn't even be heard by the zombies & they wouldn't even be aware of their existence. They truly didn't know what they were missing. But being ignorant zombies they didn't care, EXACTLY as they are today!!

 

 My fave song from From the Cradle to the Grave is the title song which closes the album. It's an epic 16.55 long and is an absolute masterpiece from the pen of Dick. So I've posted it here, lyrics included for your delectation & pleasure. PLEASE, PLEASE listen to it several times to fully appreciate it's sheer brilliance & follow the words in full. I promise you it will rile you, as INTENDED by Dick. I will post some of the other songs too from Subhumans in this topic. And also from Crass & Conflict if I can find some. PLAY LOUD! ENJOY!! I ALWAYS DO!!

 

 

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