Thursday, March 27, 2008

"You Slip And You Slide Down The Hill, On The Blood Of The People You Killed"





John Lennon's 1973 song, "Bring on the Lucie (Freda People)," wasn't about the Iraq War, of course---but it might as well have been. From Lennon's underrated Mind Games album, the song expressed anger at all the warmongering bastards in power. Lennon's line, "666 is your name," might have been directed at George W. Bush (had he lived to see The Psychopath-In-Chief).

We don't care what flag you're waving
We don't even want to know your name
We don't care where you're from or where you're going
All we know is that you came
You're making all our decisions
We have just one request of you
That while you're thinking things over
Here's something you just better do

Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

Well we were caught with our hands in the air
Don't despair paranoia is everywhere
We can shake it with love when we're scared
So let's shout it aloud like a prayer

Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

We understand your paranoia
But we don't want to play your game
You think you're cool and know what you are doing
666 is your name
So while you're jerking off each other
You better bear this thought in mind
Your time is up you better know it
But maybe you don't read the signs

Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

Well you were caught with your hands in the kill
And you still got to swallow your pill
As you slip and you slide down the hill
On the blood of the people you killed

Stop the killing (Free the people now)
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Stop the killing (Free the people now)
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now


Lennon lyric from LyricsDepot.com

3 comments:

redhogdiary said...

And so it goes. It's as if we can never learn from our mistakes. Pehaps had Nixon never been pardoned, had he been held accountable for his imperialistic agenda and been fully prosocuted under the law there would have been no provision for this current president to do what he has done. One can only hope that Bush and Cheney will not fare equivocally in the distorted interpretation of what blind justice was originally meant to be.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi, Red Hog: yes, good point. It would have also been nice if Reagan had been held accountable for his appalling crimes.

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Obama has been just as much of a disappointment... like a Jedi turned to the dark side... we need a Luke