Mar. 6th, 2015

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Bring It Down

We don't like this world we've made!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
We take World War Three in trade!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
Risk the fire in the midnight sky,
The rain of hell when the ashes fly --
Just so long as the generals die!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!
Bring it down! Bring it down!)

We don't like the work we do!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
Nothing useful, safe, or true!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
Faceless bureaucrats in the hills
Drive us down at the pace that kills --
They get dividends, we get bills!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)

We don't like society!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
No one here is really free!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
Freedom's dream has fallen far,
A million rules have dimmed its star --
We don't like the way we are!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)

Laws and orders hem us in --
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
Give us our frontier again!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
Slowly growing deepset rage
Breaks the bars of the paper cage,
'Till the gear wheels disengage!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)

No reform will save the day!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
Sweep this garbage all away!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
Fearless rage and deathless hate
Grow the worse, the more we wait --
To save our planet, smash the State!
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)
(Bring it down! Bring it down!)

By Leslie Fish
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Neither King Nor Kaiser

A hundred years ago today the arms race was at an end
If there was a soul alive who could begin to comprehend
The suffering to follow, the hell that would transpire
When the soldiers were lined up and the men began to fire

A hundred years ago today, all around the world
There were hordes of marching men with flags of empire unfurled
And then there was the opposition who wouldn't stay on bended knee
Who said we'll fight for neither king nor kaiser, neither God nor country

A hundred years ago today the streets were filled to burst
With millions of people who said they had no thirst
For the blood of other workers who lived across the sea
They said we'll fight for neither king nor kaiser, neither God nor country

A hundred years ago today referendums were ignored
Democracy was something no empire could afford
Sedition laws were passed and they filled the penitentiaries
We'll fight for neither king nor kaiser, neither God nor country

A hundred years ago today the executions were at dawn
Bomb blasts filled the air, the battle lines were drawn
The muddy fields were all red, a voice echoed amid the bodies
We'll fight for neither king nor kaiser, neither God nor country

By David Rovics

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