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Dollar $ign (aka my lyrics thread).

Discussion in 'D.I.Y. - Creative section' started by affirmedatheist, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. affirmedatheist

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    Jul 27, 2012
     
    I often write lyrics, and since I'm new here, I figured I might as well share some as a contribution. I wouldn't quite call these lyrics anarchistic, but the tune I've written for it (I've still gotta get it down fully, mind) is decently fast and punkish, so I think it counts on that. And to be fair, I wrote the poem this is based on (very similar text, I've just repeated a chorus/refrain mostly) was written a good month to month and a half before I started to identify as anarchist. A slight echo of BR in that pre-chorus (the subtle semi-reference to We're Only Gonna Die is deliberate). It is still fairly anti-capitalist, though, so yeah.

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    Dollar $ign


    The dollar sign,
    Altar on which all things are sacrificed
    Compassion, dignity, conscience

    “Human Resources”.
    Never have two words,
    So innocuous apart,
    To my ears, entailed such awful tragedy in combination.

    The same mindset that produces profit
    Produces also war!
    And mankind divides again,
    Injecting in its veins the hatred of others.


    The dollar sign;
    Altar on which all things are sacrificed
    Compassion, dignity, conscience
    And our motherfucking rights


    All the holy texts
    Written in the blood of men
    Speak still to the fools and fool martyrs who vainly die and died in their name.

    They ignore reality while they worship,
    Fatally stunting their minds
    While their masters quietly prepare the slaughterhouse of ideas.

    The same mindset that produces profit
    Produces also war
    And mankind divides again
    Injecting its hate and intolerance

    The dollar sign;
    Altar on which all things are sacrificed
    Compassion, dignity, conscience
    And everything that we hold dear


    Empty,
    Waylaid by the act of neglecting consideration
    The whole world becomes numb;
    It no longer feels, lacking compassion
    Salesman of its own destruction.

    The same mindset that produces profit
    Produces also war


    The dollar sign;
    Altar on which all things are sacrificed
    Compassion, dignity, conscience
    And everything that we hold dear


    And mankind divides again
    Slaughtering its minds

    On the altar of the dollar sign (Compassion, dignity, conscience)
    On the altar of the dollar sign (And all that we hold dear)
    On the altar of the dollar sign (The same mindset that produces profit, produces also war)
    On the altar of the dollar sign
    On the altar of the dollar sign


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    If you feel any lyrics (or the occasional poem that I might post) are good enough to use and think you might want to use them, YOU CAN (I'm much more about getting messages out and don't give a fuck about profit, and if someone else can do that better than I, that's fine!):

    You are free to use, modify, or otherwise rework these lyrics so long as credit is given (linking to this thread or my blog - see profile - is sufficient), and you release your modified lyrics with the same or similar terms;
    Other forms of derivative art are perfectly OK.
    Feel free to use these for anything except pro-capitalist, pro-fascist, pro-authoritarian, pro-politician, or pro-war activities (not that I think anyone here would even remotely consider such things).

    I plan to post new lyrics (and the odd poem) here in this thread as I write them rather than posting a new thread everytime (saves clogging up the forum). Also, constructive criticism is accepted and welcome - the lyrics I post will often be at draft stage.