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In the caverns of our fathers land we sought refuge, we sought answers We sought shelter, we sought victory and truth They came to claim my homeland marching goose-step, thieved and plundered Trampling freedoms, raising foreign flags upon our squares Sheltered by a crevice with my rifle gainst my shoulder There are some causes worth offering a miniscule life I fought for honor, when they stripped it from me I fought for valor, clutched defiance, they called me unworthy Command allegiance I spit in their faces Commanding horrors Their atrocities against mankind, blood on their hands, they crush the cross of lorraine While my own brothers raise white flags of collaboration Chastising those who dare to raise a fist of opposition We struggle for survival against a backdrop of attrition Withered populations forced to serve their cunning, sly oppressors Tarnish the earth Carnage in their wake For a fiendish vision our humanity at stake.
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Tripping, I'm tripping on the accoutrements Accoutrements demanded of one in this façade What do I have to do to get your attention? Should I wear my lips a radical hue? Are my heels high enough? Are they stiletto-enough? Could it be that a hair has fallen out of place? Would you look at my face? Would you notice me, please? Would you notice me, please? Alas, the hour is fading… We are all paper dolls Dress me up, pose me now We are paper dolls Dress me up, pose me now Controlled by rhetoric, the brainwashed toys Little girls entice the little boys We are all paper dolls Dress me up, pose me now! Dancing, I gyrate on the dance floor If I shake my booty hard enough, well then you'll notice me If I can lure you over, I can win you over Next there'll be a ring, a wedding cake, a sub-prime mortgage Check out my reflection, so much is riding on my perfection Our unborn children will be so very thankful My heels were high enough and were stiletto-enough Alas the hour is fading…. We are all paper dolls Dress me up, pose me now We are paper dolls Dress me up, pose me now If you follow the rules to a T, don't you know You can join the status quo We are all paper dolls Dress me up, pose me now! "Buy this buy that, this will make you beautiful!" (But only on the outside as it rots you from within) "Buy this buy that, this will make you popular!" (Just ignore the carcinogens that seep in through your skin) "Buy this buy that, try the newest wonder diet!" (The FDA says it's OK and there's a name that you can trust) "Eat this, not that, who cares if it's dangerous?" (The FDA rates it OK and Oprah says that it's a must) We are all paper dolls Dress me up, pose me now We are all paper dolls Dress me up, pose me now And so we sit and feebly spin In all the costumes you clothe us in And capsized by a gust of wind These fickle paper dolls can't win. And so we sit and feebly spin In all the costumes you clothe us in And capsized by a gust of wind These fickle paper dolls can't win.
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Dissent 03:47
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Secret 03:19
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Fade 03:23
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The Trigger 03:55
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We cling to progress, tear out the abscess Claw at the walls that shield us from our desires They’re in the business of crushing unrest Clutching their billy clubs and cowering behind their tazers We’re onto their game, we’ve got their number Refuse to let hope sift through clutching hands They sell you product, they make you need it We’re fed collective thoughts through rationed media On the radio, transmission Purse your lips against the fear until you can’t speak anymore On the radio, division Stay home and nurse your fears until you can’t think anymore We lurk in corners, just out of your field of vision Marginalization, alienation keeps us quiet We’re solitary, but numerous yet It’s just deception till we dare pull our heads from the sand We’re onto their game, we’ve got their number See them marching with a rifle in their hands Intimidate you, they’ll infiltrate you Orders to obey broadcast daily far and wide On the radio, transmission Spouting half-truths and deception till you can’t think anymore On the radio!!! They purchase power, eject reporters Claim they’re unbiased but they’re rotten to the core They’re just a shadow, a lifeless husk of A sacred duty, desecrated they disgust me more and more They’re out of touch with the general public They squash our voices with their pundits and their idols And mesmerized still, we sit immobile We while the hours away, a morphine drip to kill the pain On the television spouting lies lies lies Seizing all our airways, spouting lies lies lies Capitalistic jargon selling waste to buy Gorged on meaninglessness? Aren’t you satisfied? On the radio! (pause instrumental) We’ll sell you war! (Boeing-Veritas-Halliburton) We’ll sell convenience! We’ll tell you! They justify it for the good of profit Below the surface, their hearts are calloused They spew division while promising vision Obscure the ones behind the veil making decisions On the television sprouting lies lies lies Crafty politicians spouting lies lies lies Wowing you with blandness, leave you hypnotized Seizing all our airways spouting lies lies lies On the radio On the radio On the radio! On the radio, division Polished rhetorical persuasion till you can’t see anymore On the radio!!! © 2009 eveghost
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released April 1, 2010

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Christ vs. Warhol Los Angeles, California

All is not well in Los Angeles: beyond the perfectly manicured lawns and pre-fab buildings, between the corporate media hype and pharmaceutical ads, a sense of unrest grows. Threatening to tip the delicate balance of artifice and apathy off it's axis. It is this climate that birthed Christ vs. Warhol -- art school sedition with guitars instead of guns. ... more

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