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Ana Johnsson – We Are

February 17th, 2008 · Posted by Hugo · 1 Comment

Ignore the video. Follow the lyrics. Think about the lyrics.

See the devil on the doorstep now (my oh my)
Telling everybody own(?) just how to live their lives
Sliding down the information highway
Buying in just like a bunch of fools
Time is ticking and we can’t go back (my oh my)

What about the world today
What about the place that we call home
We’ve never been so many
And we’ve never been so alone

[Chorus]
You keep watching from your picket fence
You keep talking but it makes no sense
You say we’re not responsible
But we are, we are
You wash your hands you come out clean
You fail to recognise the enemies within
You say we’re not responsible
But we are, we are, we are

One step forward making two steps back (my oh my)
Riding piggy on the bad boy’s back for life
Lining up for the grand illusion
No answers for no questions asked
Lining up for the execution
Without knowing why

[Chorus]
You keep watching from your picket fence
You keep talking but it makes no sense
You say we’re not responsible
But we are, we are
You wash your hands you come out clean
You fail to recognise the enemies within
You say we’re not responsible
But we are, we are…

It’s all about power
By taking control
Breaking the will
Breathing the soul
They suck us dry till there’s nothing left
My oh my, my oh my

What about the world today
What about the place that we call home
We’ve never been so many
And we’ve never been so alone…

So alone

[Chorus]
You keep watching from your picket fence
You keep talking but it makes no sense
You say we’re not responsible
But we are, we are
You wash your hands you come out clean
You fail to recognise the enemies within

You say we’re not responsible
But we are, we are, we are

It’s all about power (we are)
By taking Control (we are)
Breaking the will (keep watching)
Breathing the soul (from your picket fence)
They suck us dry till there’s nothing left (we are)
My oh my (we are)

We are
We are (its all )
We are, we are (taking control)
We are
We are
It’s all about power
By taking control…

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Bad Ben // Feb 17, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Nice gedagtes. Sy vat dit nie baie vêr nie though.

    It’s not that hard to notice that there’s something wrong with the world today. It’s always been that way.

    I like the “prophetic” approach: cultural critique with a hopefull edge. Check this out:

    NEW SKIN: INCUBUS

    At first I see an open wound,
    infected and disastrous.
    It breathes chaotic catastrophe,
    it cries to be renewed.
    (Please Renew Me!)
    Its tears are the color of anger,
    they dry to form a scab.
    To the touch, its stiff and resilient,
    underneath, the new skin breathes.

    Its all been saved…
    with exception for the right parts.
    When will we be new skin?

    As outwardly cliche as it may seem,
    yes, something under the surface says,
    “C’est la vie.”
    It is a circle, there is a plan…
    dead skin will atrophy itself to start again.
    Look closely at the open wound…
    see past what covers the surface
    Underneath chaotic catastrophe,
    creation takes stage.

    Dead skin will atrophy itself to start again.
    Dead skin will atrophy itself to start again.
    Dead skin will atrophy itself to start again.

    Its all been saved…
    with exception for the right parts.
    When will we be new skin?

    Its all been seen…
    with exception for what could be.
    When will we be new skin?

    until the 20th century, reality was everything humans could touch, smell, see,
    and hear.
    since the inital publication of the charged electromagnetic spectrum, humans
    learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear…is less than one
    millionth of reality.

    Fallacious cognitions,
    spewed from televisions,
    do mold our decisions.
    So stop and take a look,
    and you’ll see what I see now.

    Its all been saved…
    with exception for the right parts.
    When will we be new skin?

    Its all been seen…
    with exception for what could be.
    When will we be new skin? skin?

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