Saturday, 30 June 2007

Coffee, cigarettes and freedom from oppression

Here's a wee bit of poetry written for Libertarianz by Graham Brazier a few years back, somewhat appropriate for this era of apathy and rampant killjoyism:
Coffee, cigarettes and freedom from oppression

As we head for the abyss in our brand new automobile
Cellphone to the ear, a shirt that reads “no fear”
I have only one last wish, one last impression
give me coffee, cigarettes and freedom from oppression

Regardless of your hairstyle, and the clothing that you dress in
give us coffee, cigarettes and freedom from oppression

And if the dailies read correctly, and we believe all that we read
indeed the time has come for fear, be very scared indeed
So I feel the wind ablowing from the new depression
Give me coffee cigarettes and freedom from oppression

So now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep
And should I die before I wake
My last request and no mistake
Give me coffee, cigarettes and freedom from oppression.

© B.Bold Music, 2000

2 comments:

  1. In my living room watching it, I am not laughing
    'Cause when it gets tense, I know what might happen
    The world is cold, the bold men take action
    Have to react to get blown into fractions
    At 10 years old, it's something to see
    Another kid my age dragged under a Jeep
    Taken and bound and found later under a tree
    I wonder if he had thought 'the next one could be me'

    Do you see the soldiers that are out today?
    They brush the dust from bulletproof vests away
    It's ironic, at times like this you'd pray
    But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday
    There's bombs on the buses, bikes, roads
    Inside your market, your shops, and your clothes
    My dad, he's got a lot of fear, I know
    But enough pride inside not to let that show
    (...)
    Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
    Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
    The rest of the world watching at the end of the day
    Both scared and angry, like "What did he say?"

    Amen
    Amen


    The best Iraq war lyrics from the new Linkin Park CD.

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  2. What an amazing lyric, I loved it and
    As far as "Coffee, cigarettes and freedom from oppression" is concern I with you guys.

    As in the lyric "the bold men take action
    Have to react to get blown into fractions" I tried this detox drinks and capsules, which is available and passing a drug test was easy, it really worked. Now I am in to new job too.

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