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Lift your lamp beside the golden door, Break not the golden rule, avoid well the golden calf, know; not all that glitters is gold, and laissez faire et laissez passer [let do and let pass] but as a shining sentinel, hesitate not to ring the bell, defend the gates, and man the wall

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Poetry and Song of the 2000s


OBOKURI-EE UMI by Ikue Asazaki - 2005 (Obtain Bearing) arayashikiku no dei (in search of a new land) harasaku baku no dei (let's build a new house) hare fushigyurasa nejyuku (by neatly gathering hay) surajifushiro yondo (to thatch the roof) hare fushigyurasa nejyuku (by neatly gathering hay) fushigyurasa nejyuku (neatly gathering hay) surajifusero yondo (to thatch the roof) kirishigaki ku no dei (at the stone walls) kuganeya be tatei tei (let's celebrate the golden house) hare momo tobyuru wakya (that was built) ya uriba yuwa o yondo (by a hundred carpenters) hare momo to byuru wakya (that was built) momo to byuru wakya (was built) ya uriba yuwa o yondo (by a hundred carpenters) hateigachi ya naryuri (August draws near) tobibani ya neranu (but I have nothing to wear) hare utou katabani (I want to dress up) ya karachitabore (brothers, lend me a sleeve) hitotsu aru bani ya (I want to dress the children and those I love) kanasha se ni kusuitei (with the single kimono I own) hare wanu ya okuyama (I will wear vines) nu kazuradasuki (that I picked deep within the mountains) * Note: In August, the major holiday is the Obon festival, from August 13-16. ojyuugoya no teiki ya (the full moon shines) kami gyurasa teryuri (far and wide like the gods) hare kana ga jyo ni tataba kumo tei taborei (when my lover comes to visit, I wish the clouds would hide it a little)
  

  
 
    

  
Through The Glass by Stone Sour - 2006 
 
I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
Oh God it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

How do you feel? That is the question
But I forget you don't expect an easy answer
When something like a soul becomes initialized
And folded up like paper dolls and little notes
You can't expect a bit of folks

So while you're outside looking in
Describing what you see
Remember what you're staring at is me

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

How much is real? So much to question
An epidemic of the mannequins, contaminating everything
We thought came from the heart
But never did right from the start
Just listen to the noises
(Null and void instead of voices)

Before you tell yourself
It's just a different scene
Remember it's just different from what you've seen

I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
And all I know is that it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
And all I know is that it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

And it's the stars
The stars that shine for you
And it's the stars
The stars that lie to you, yeah

And it's the stars
The stars that shine for you
And it's the stars
The stars that lie to you, yeah

I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
Oh God it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

And it's the stars
The stars that shine for you, yeah
And it's the stars
The stars that lie to you, yeah

And it's the stars
The stars that shine for you, yeah
And it's the stars
The stars that lie to you, yeah yeah

Who are the stars?
Who are the stars that lie?
                                           

  
 
                           

  
- (Excerpt) 
  
Forever Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head
How do  you feel? That is the question
But I forget, you don't expect an easy  answer
When something like a soul becomes
Initialized and folded  up like paper dolls and little notes
You can't expect a bit of hope
So  while you're outside looking in
Describing what you see
Remember  what you're staring at is me
How much is real? So much to question
An  epidemic of the mannequins
Contaminating everything
When thought  came from the heart
It never did right from the start
Just listen  to the noises
(Null and void instead of voices)
Before you tell  yourself it's just a different scene
Remember it's just different  from what you've seen 
 

StoneSour Inspired Sketch Idea by ~Asderathos on deviantART 
 
 

The Uprising by Muse - August 4, 2009 Songwriters: Bellamy, Matthew, 
The paranoia is in bloom, the PR Transmissions will resume, they'll try to Push drugs, keep us all dumb down and hope that We will never see the truth around, so come on Another promise, another scene, another Package not 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 [ From : http://www.elyrics.net/read/m/muse-lyrics/uprising-lyrics.html ] 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 that 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  


The Weather Vein by Michael Savage 2009 
“I am Moses, I am Abraham. I am Isaac, I am Charlagmane. I am John Wayne, I am Coltrane. They try to suppress me, try to redress me. Call me incorrect, deserving no respect. I am Patton, I am Hatton, even Mt. Batten. I am Eisenhower, not a wallflower. I am Washington, I am Pershing. I am McCarther, I am Kipling. I am Audie Murphey and I am Sky King. They’ll steal your crown, trample you down. Take your good name, and put it to shame. I am Gene Autry, I am Roy Rodgers. I am Tom Mix. They try to push me, over the River Styx. But it won’t mix, with my true blood, which runs thick for America. I am the bane, of those vain. I am the Weather Vein! I am Michael Savage “ Copyright 2009 Michael Savage, Talk Radio Network All Rights Reserved.

Remember Independence by Rolyo - 2009 I see it with my own two eyes The reds and blues are painting purple cries Can we rewind? The times are changin' Looks pretty through a camera's eye Till the glitter fades and we see the lights The truth is spinning outta control yeah Some give you truth that's nice and sweet~ Some give truth that's Caffeine free Some give you pills that paralyze So you don't open up your eyes I don't need no thought control My tired ears are bruised and sore The only thing my eyes can see are Seven fathers on a lonely road Sharp teeth and greedy grins Knock knock, is there anybody in? Either I'm a fool or you've got no answers I press my voice against the megaphone I want the truth and I know that I'm not alone But no one is home Only cotton candy coated TVs Some give you truth that's nice and sweet~ Some give truth that's Caffeine free Some give you pills that paralyze So you don't open up your eyes I don't need no thought control My tired ears are bruised and sore The only thing my eyes can see are Seven fathers on a lonely road 


 
 

Sing by My Chemical Romance - November 3, 2010 Sing it out Boy you've got to see what tomorrow brings Sing it out Girl you've got to be what tomorrow needs For every time that they want to count you out Use your voice every single time you open up your mouth  Sing it for the boys, sing it for the girls Every time that you lose it sing it for the world Sing it from the heart Sing it till you're nuts Sing it out for the ones that'll hate your guts Sing it for the deaf Sing it for the blind Sing about everyone that you left behind Sing it for the world, sing it for the world Sing it out  Boy they're gonna sell what tomorrow means Sing it out Girl before they kill what tomorrow brings You've got to, make a choice if the music drowns you out Raise your voice every single time they try and shut your mouth  Sing it for the boys, sing it for the girls Every time that you lose it sing it for the world Sing it from the heart Sing it till you're nuts Sing it out for the ones that'll hate your guts Sing it for the deaf Sing it for the blind Sing about everyone that you left behind Sing it for the world, sing it for the world Cleaned up, corporation progress Dying in the process Children that can talk about it Living on the railways People moving sideways Sell it till your last days Buy yourself the motivation Generation nothing, Nothing but a dead scene Product of a white dream  I am not the singer that you wanted, but a dancer I refuse to answer, talk about the past, sir Wrote it for the ones that want to get away. Keep running Sing it for the boys, sing it for the girls Every time that you lose it sing it for the world  Sing it from the heart Sing it till you're nuts Singing out for the ones that'll hate your guts Sing it for the deaf Sing it for the blind Sing about everyone that you left behind Sing it for the world, sing it for the world You've got to see what tomorrow brings  Sing it for the world Sing it for the world Girl, you've got to be what tomorrow needs Sing it for the world Sing it for the world




"We Stand As One"  [another Occupy Wall Street Anthem] by Joseph Arthur
We occupy wall street Take back our soul Take back our country Take back control Take back our health care Take back our mind Take back our freedom Give up the grind We occupy wall street No more fear No more acceptance Of insanity’s sneer No more division No more restraint Our canvas is freedom Your blood is our paint we stand as one You who have robbed us You who have lied You who were greedy While the needy ones died You who believed You were better than them Who sat in the flower Ignoring the stem You who denied them Doctors and care Humanity’s basics As if death were their share You who denied The struggles of most Like a pig you consumed And like a pig you will roast we stand as one We occupy wall street The system has failed As the innocent ones Are beat down and jailed The criminal minds have stolen this land By taking our freedom And binding our hand To the cuff of misfortune To the cuff of our need To the cuff of self pity To the cuff of a seed Lost in the desert No chance to survive No love to nurture No water to thrive we stand as one A season of murder The body and soul Dreams being shattered The damnation control Give back our country We come to defend Our right to inspire To love and befriend Our right to be healthy Our right to believe In a country of equals Of a chance to receive A chance to develop A chance to forgive A chance to dignify The way that we live we stand as one A chance education A chance to secure A place for our families Our right to a cure The disease is insane The disease is just greed The disease is your pain Ignoring their need The disease is your reason Your will is unchecked But the blood is all over The lives you have wrecked But blessed are the meek For we stand as one We stand against The crimes you have done we stand as one We stand against Your desire for more Hear how we knock Soon there won’t be a door And what you won’t share Will be ripped from your hands Your body destroyed The way fire lands Burning your homes The privilege you snake The payback beyond Anything you could take Naked you’ll be And full of regret And the way they were treated You’ll long to forget we stand as one You’ll wish you could go back and undo whats been done You’ll wish you were never Insanity’s son You’ll wish you were fair You’ll wish for compassion But it will be late And long out of fashion Strung up you’ll bleed Like the pig you became A symbol of hatred And one with no name And our country will come back Belonging to us Regain it’s spirit Regain our trust we stand as one Regain it’s standing Regain the world The dream of our fathers A new and bold world Where people have chance And can live with respect And people can dance Beyond their neglect Where health is a right And education within The grasp of the poor Who may still one day win We occupy wall street So that we may begin To live in a country Of freedom again. we stand as one 

http://www.americansongwriter.com/2011/10/joseph-arthur-pens-occupy-wall-street-protest-song/ 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWg1GVVUE2A&feature=player_embedded 

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