24 December 2011

Everybody's Gone Mad

Gotta change the channel on my alarm clock....this waking up to songs I don't know is kicking my ass!  In related news, it's Christmas eve, I have to work in 2.25 hours, and I still have to finish up two knitting presents and make a sad attempt at a third, maybe...but it's not looking good. Otherwise, it's all good!

In the spirit of madness, and, I suppose, a bit of cynicism about working retail on this very day, I have this looping in my head:


Dude had some rage. And, in my humble opinion, when he chose to express it, he was at his best. Say what you will about Mr. Jackson, but we're all flawed, at some level, and what matters more is whether the message gets through, by way of the words, the music or the images. Basically, we're fairly doomed to keep repeating the same hideous mistakes until we all, singularly and collectively, wake up. 



This has NOT been your joyful and happy Christmas wish.  That comes tomorrow. 


Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Bang bang, shock dead
Everybody's gone mad

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me
Jew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kike me
Don't you black or white me

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Tell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, now
I'm tired of bein' the victim of hate
You're rippin' me of my pride
Oh, for God's sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy...
Set me free

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
trepidation, speculation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
black man, black mail
Throw your brother in jail

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I'm tired of bein' the victim of shame
They're throwing me in a class with a bad name
I can't believe this is the land from which I came
You know I do really hate to say it
The government don't wanna see
But if Roosevelt was livin'
He wouldn't let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, speculation
Everybody litigation
Beat me, bash me
You can never trash me
Hit me, kick me
You can never get me

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Some things in life they just don't wanna see
But if Martin Luther was livin'
He wouldn't let this be

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, segregation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Kick me, strike me
Don't you wrong or right me

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

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