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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2007, 04:22:27 pm »

Some truly excellent songs being posted!  But it would be a thought-crime to not mention a modern great:

"Justice Day" written by Claire herself, from her book, Rebelfire 1.0:  Out of the Gray Zone (one of my ten year old son's favorite books). - Stewart

http://www.rebelfirerock.com/home.html

Listen to the classic rock interpretation here: 

http://www.rebelfirerock.com/downloads/rockne.mp3

And listen to the heavy metal interpretation here:   :headbang:

http://www.rebelfirerock.com/downloads/opiumwar.mp3

And here are the lyrics:

"JUSTICE DAY"

lyrics by Claire Wolfe

You're the boot.
Stomping on the human face forever.
You're the eye.
Staring down on everyone and ever seeing all.
You're the lie.
Twisting all our minds into your whoredom.
You are Death.
You are war.
You are slavery.
You're the law.
You're the law.
You're the law!

When laws spew like vomit from power-drunk tongues
And freedom's a lie that the old tell the young
Then out of the darkness,
The rebels arise
And on that day the Outlaw, the Outlaw will ride.

When spies and lies choke out the spirit of life
And authority scrapes like a rusted dull knife
Then out of despair
The heros will soar.
On that day the Outlaw, the Outlaw is born.

(Chorus)
Breakdown, breakdown.
Fire in the mind.
Freedom on the firing line.

When "for your own good" is a lock and a chain
And "security's” used to enslave hearts and brains
Then out of our bondage
Rebellion will fly.
On that day, the Outlaw, the Outlaw will ride.

When criminals, criminals make all the laws
Then anyone breaking them fights a just cause.
So don't obey leaders
And don't follow rules
And the Outlaws, the Outlaws are saviors, not fools.

So crush their damned spycams, rip open your cage
Let liberty loose with a howl of wild rage
Each tyrant you smash
Is a freedom you've won
And the Outlaws -- we Outlaws – put power on the run.

(Repeat chorus to fadeout)


[Edit:  It would really be cool to put up a video on youtube set to either or both versions of the song, with appropriate scenes of government oppression and rebellious response.  In fact, such videos could be a great way for TCF folks to reach others - perhaps yet another project for the Outlaw Trails Press?  Sadly, I lack the technical know-how to make such vids.  Stewart]
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2007, 05:18:08 pm »

Mike and the Mechanics:  Silent Running

Thanks, I've been trying to remember the name of that song for months.

"And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by Eric Bogle

When I was a young man I carried my pack
And I lived the free life of a rover
From the murrays green basin to the dusty outback
I waltzed my matilda all over
Then in nineteen fifteen my country said son
Its time to stop rambling cause theres work to be
Done
So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
And they sent me away to the war
And the band played waltzing matilda
As we sailed away from the quay
And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the
Cheers
We sailed off to gallipoli

How well I remember that terrible day
<when> the blood stained the sand and the water
And how in that hell that they called suvla bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
Johnny turk he was ready, he primed himself well
He <showered> us with bullets, he rained us with
Shells
And in five minutes flat hed blown us all to hell
Nearly blew us right back to australia
But the band played waltzing matilda
As we stopped to bury our slain
And we buried ours and the turks buried theirs
Then <it> started all over again

Now those <who were living did their best to survive>
In <that> mad world of blood, death and fire
And for <seven long> weeks I kept myself alive
<while the corpses around me piled higher>
Then a big turkish shell knocked me arse over tit
And when I woke up in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done, <christ> I wished I was
Dead
Never knew there were worse things than dying
<and> no more Ill go waltzing matilda
<to> the green <bushes so> far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
No more waltzing matilda for me

So they collected the cripples, the wounded <and>
Maimed
And they shipped us back home to australia
<the legless, the armless>, the blind <and> insane
Those proud wounded heroes of suvla
And as our ship pulled into circular quay
I looked at the place where <me> legs used to be
And thank christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity
And the band played waltzing matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
<and they> turned all their faces away

And now every april I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
<i see> my old comrades, how proudly they march
Reliving <the or their> dreams of past glory
<i see the old men, all twisted and torn>
The forgotten heroes <of> a forgotten war
And the young people ask <me>, what are they
Marching for?
And I ask myself the same question
And the band plays waltzing matilda
And the old men <still> answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
Wholl <go> a-waltzing matilda with me?

http://malcolm.screensound.gov.au/olcmedia/audio/00009089.mp3

Good one...

Waltzing Matilda isn't a bad resistance song, either.

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong,
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched and waited 'til his billy boiled
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me?"

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me
And he sang as he watched and waited 'til his billy boiled
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me?"

Down came a jumbuck to drink from the billabong,
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee,
And he sang as he stowed that jumbuck in his tucker bag,
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me"
And he sang as he stowed that jumbuck in his tucker bag,
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Up rode the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred,
Down came the troopers, one, two, three,
"Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?"
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me"
"Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?",
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Up jumped the swagman, leapt into the billabong,
"You'll never catch me alive," said he,
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by the billabong,
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by the billabong,
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me?"
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2007, 11:59:59 am »

Pink Floyd
Get your filthy hands off my desert/Fletcher Memorial Home

Brezhnev took Afghanistan
Begin took Beirut
Galtieri took the Union Jack
And Maggie over lunch one day
Took a cruiser with all hands
Apparently to make him give it back 
 
Take all your overgrown infants away somewhere
And build them a home a little place of their own
The Fletcher Memorial
Home for incurable tyrants and kings

And they can appear to themselves every day
On closed circuit T.V.
To make sure they're still real
It's the only connection they feel
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome
Reagan and Haig
Mr. Begin and friend
Mrs. Thatcher and paisley
Mr. Brezhnev and party
The ghost of Mccarthy
The memories of Nixon
And now adding colour a group of anonymous
Latin-american meat packing glitterati"

Did they expect us to treat them with any respect
They can polish their medals and sharpen their smiles
And amuse themselves playing games for a while
Boom boom, bang bang, lie down you're dead

Safe in the permanent gaze of a cold glass eye
With their favourite toys
They'll be good girls and boys
In the fletcher memorial home for colonial
Wasters of life and limb

Is everyone in ?
Are you having a nice time ?
Now the final solution can be applied


Roger Waters
Home

Could be Jerusalem, or could be Cairo
Could be Berlin, or could be Prague
Could be Moscow, could be New York
Could be Llanelli, and could be Warrington
Could be Warsaw, and it could be Moose Jaw
Could be Rome
Everybody got somewhere they call home

When they overrun the defences
A minor invasion put down to expenses
Will you go down to the airport lounge
Will you accept your second class status
A nation of waitresses and waiters
Will you mix there martinis
Will you stand still for it
Or will you take to this hills

It could be clay and it could be sand
Could be desert
Could be a tract of arable land
Could be a house, could be a corner shop
Could be a cabin by bend in the river
Could be something you old men handed down
Could be something you built in your own
Everybody got something he calls home

When the cowboys and Arabs draw down
On each other at noon
In the cool dusty air of the city boardroom
Will you stand by a passive spectator
Of the market dictators
Will you discreetly withdraw
With your ear pressed to the boardroom door
Will you hear when the lion within you roars
Will you take to the hills

Will you stand, will you stand for it
Will you hear, ohhhh! ohhh! when the lion within you roars

Could be your father and could be your mother
Could be your sister, could be your brother
Could be a foreigner, could be Turk
Could be a cyclist out looking for work, Norman
Could be a king, could be the Aga Khan
Could be a Vietnam vet with no arms and no legs
Could be a saint, could be a sinner
Could be a loser or it could be a winner
Could be a banker, could be a baker
Could be a Laker, could be Kareem Abdul Jabar
Could be a mail voice choir
Could be a super heavyweight, or it could be something lighter
Could be a cripple, could be a freak
Could be a wop, gook, geek
Could be a cop, could be a thief
Could be a family of ten living in one room on relief
Could be a our leaders in their concrete tombs
With their tinned food and their silver spoons
Could be a pilot with God on his side
Could be a kid in the middle of the bomb sight
Could be a fanatic, could be a terrorist
Could be a dentist, could be a psychiatrist
Could be a humble, could be proud
Could be a face in the crowd
Could be a soldier in the white cravat
Who turns the key in spite of the fact
That this is the end of the cat and the mouse
Who dwelt in the house
Where the laughter rang and the tears were split
The house that Jack built
Where the laughter rang and the tears were split
The house that Jack built
Bang, bang, shoot, shoot
White gloves thumb, Lord thy will be done
He was always a good boy his mother said
He'll do this duty when he's grown, yeah
Everybody got someone they call home
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2007, 12:40:38 pm »

Here's a link to a youtube video of Roger Waters performing Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVBnjNIBOOE

Good song. Thanks NuclearDruid.

And here is the "Fletcher Memorial Home" video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dpyjvo3XWk

And here is a link to "Bring the Boys Back Home," also by Pink Floyd.

Stewart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH_zHqYrHhE&mode=related&search=

Bring the Boys Back Home (Waters)

Bring the boys back home.
Bring the boys back home.
Don't leave the children on their own, no, no.
Bring the boys back home.

"Wrong! Do it again!"
"Time to go! [knock, knock, knock, knock]
"Are you feeling okay?"
"There's a man answering, but he keeps hanging up!"
Is there anybody out there?

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2007, 01:13:15 pm »

Every time I listen to Justice Day (got the CD with the novel) I get imagery flowing through the ol' grey matter,
ideas for a video.
Unfortunately, the JBTs have provided plenty of raw footage for such a project. When I've upgraded my desktop
some, I may d/l some of it, and see if I can string some together with the music.


Claire, may I assume your permission to do so?
Looks like I'm Mr. Mom for the forseeable future, so I should be able to get the time. All I need now is a decent
vid card and perhaps some memory to do the crunching (and maybe not even that... I'll give it a shot even without
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2007, 01:14:36 pm »

The first time I heard this song on the radio I thought it would make a perfect RebelFire song.

Nine Inch Nails

The Hand That Feeds

You're keeping in step
In the line
Got your chin held high and you feel just fine
Because you do
What you're told
But inside your heart it is black and it's hollow and it's cold

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

What if this whole crusade's
A charade
And behind it all there's a price to be paid
For the blood
On which we dine
Justified in the name of the holy and the divine

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

So naive
I keep holding on to what I want to believe
I can see
But I keep holding on and on and on and on

Will you bite the hand that feeds you?
Will you stay down on your knees? [8X]

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2007, 01:19:17 pm »

Interestingly enough, it seems the folks who are listening to songs like that one from NIN are still perfectly willing to support
the Nanny State (Anybody but Bush...) so long as their guys are in office.
It can be disheartening, when some folks are wholeheartedly listening to protest music while celebrating the boot on their neck... just so long as it ain't Shrub.
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2007, 01:29:13 pm »

Another great Irish Rebel Song: 

By The Rising of the Moon, about the 1798 Rebellion

I think this is one of the official national songs of Ireland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rising_of_the_Moon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voed7x0Ef8g

You can hear my favorite rendition, by the Clancy Brothers, here (along with some other cool songs):

http://www.rhapsody.com/theclancybrothers/more.html

BY THE RISING OF THE MOON

words by J.K. Casey, music Turlough O'Carolan

And come tell me Sean O'Farrell tell me why you hurry so
Husha buachaill hush and listen and his cheeks were all a glow
I bare orders from the captain get you ready quick and soon
For the pikes must be together by the rising of the moon

By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon
For the pikes must be together by the rising of the moon

And come tell me Sean O'Farrell where the gath'rin is to be
At the old spot by the river quite well known to you and me
One more word for signal token whistle out the marchin' tune
With your pike upon your shoulder by the rising of the moon

By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon
With your pike upon your shoulder by the rising of the moon

Out from many a mud wall cabin eyes were watching through the night
Many a manly heart was beating for the blessed warning light
Murmurs rang along the valleys to the banshees lonely croon
And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon

By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon
And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon

All along that singing river that black mass of men was seen
High above their shining weapons flew their own beloved green
Death to every foe and traitor! Whistle out the marching tune
And hurrah, me boys, for freedom, 'tis the rising of the moon

'Tis the rising of the moon, 'tis the rising of the moon
And hurrah, me boys, for freedom, 'tis the rising of the moon

KEY C

verse:
C Dm
F G
C Dm
F G

chorus:
Dm C
F C F-G7-C

Background: This song relates to the Rebellion of 1798. The air is an O'carolan melody also known as "Wearing Of The Green" and the lyrics were written by J. K. Casey (1846 - 1870) a Fenian from Mullingar.

http://www.thebards.net/music/lyrics/Rising_Of_The_Moon.shtml
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2007, 02:41:06 pm »

velojym said:
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Every time I listen to Justice Day (got the CD with the novel) I get imagery flowing through the ol' grey matter,
ideas for a video.
Unfortunately, the JBTs have provided plenty of raw footage for such a project. When I've upgraded my desktop
some, I may d/l some of it, and see if I can string some together with the music.


Claire, may I assume your permission to do so?
Looks like I'm Mr. Mom for the forseeable future, so I should be able to get the time. All I need now is a decent
vid card and perhaps some memory to do the crunching (and maybe not even that... I'll give it a shot even without
the upgrades).

Cool! Can't wait to see it.   

Stewart
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« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2007, 05:02:20 pm »

some, I may d/l some of it, and see if I can string some together with the music.

Claire, may I assume your permission to do so?

Oh, absolutely, velojym! And I'm sure I speak for Aaron on that, too. If you come up with something you want to show the world, let us know. Maybe JPFO could even feature it in an alert and/or put a copy on their web site.

Now you've got ME all hyped. I can't wait to see what you do.

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Looks like I'm Mr. Mom for the forseeable future,

And if little Zoe's as feisty as her Firefly namesake, I'll bet she's going to keep you plenty busy. I hope not too busy to take on the "Justice Day" project.

Anybody else want to do anything with "Justice Day," you're welcome to. Write your own music to the lyrics or whatever.

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2007, 05:07:40 pm »

Some truly excellent songs being posted!  But it would be a thought-crime to not mention a modern great:

"Justice Day" written by Claire herself, from her book, Rebelfire 1.0:  Out of the Gray Zone (one of my ten year old son's favorite books).

Aw, thank you, Stewart. I blush. And thank your son.

Feels funny to see my lyrics (first and only I ever wrote) among all these classics, huge rock songs, etc. I'm still hoping somebody will write the perfect music to "Justice Day." I'm very grateful for what we got. But someday I'm hoping some musician will get closer to what I think of as the real RebelFire sound.
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« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2007, 05:09:07 pm »

Well, it won't be a song until someone other than me composes music to go with it.  I don't have any more -- I just wrote it this morning after I saw this thread.

[edit]  Actually, I've got a tune that fits it, just a simple verse, but I'm not sure if I came up with it or subconsciously borrowed it.  [/edit]

PSM! *&^%$#@!ing awesome! You gotta get yourself into creative work for a career ... one of these days.
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #57 on: February 26, 2007, 05:32:19 pm »

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Interestingly enough, it seems the folks who are listening to songs like that one from NIN are still perfectly willing to support
the Nanny State (Anybody but Bush...) so long as their guys are in office.

Ahem.  SOME folks who are listening......some of us don't want anybody.  But then again, I never based my musical choices on the political views of the artist.  If a song strikes a chord, I have no problem listening to it.  Heck, I even like some Rage Against the Machine & Peter Gabriel; two artists I wouldn't be attending any political rallies with. 


But, to keep this on topic sort of - Anyone here have an opinion on Perfect Circle's Emotive?

For those who never heard of it, its a bunch of Peace, Love and Anti-War covers ranging from Black Flag to Joni Mitchell to John Lennon to Devo.
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #58 on: February 26, 2007, 06:22:15 pm »

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Aw, thank you, Stewart. I blush. And thank your son.

Don't mention it - though my son does want to know when the sequel is coming out, and when the time comes he'd be thrilled and honored to volunteer to read a draft if you'd like a home-schooled, radical libertarian kid's perspective (he's way more radical than his ol man). 

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Feels funny to see my lyrics (first and only I ever wrote) among all these classics, huge rock songs, etc. I'm still hoping somebody will write the perfect music to "Justice Day." I'm very grateful for what we got. But someday I'm hoping some musician will get closer to what I think of as the real RebelFire sound

Don't be so modest.   Your lyrics are every bit as good as any of those "huge rock songs" and no one could have guessed that was your first time.  You and PSM should both be professional song-writers and poets. 

Now the Irish ballads on the other hand - those are a tough act for anyone to follow as they are about real people and/or real events, and usually very tragic events where people died rather  than submit.  When I reflect that those songs, some of them hundreds of years old, have actually inspired generations of people to rise up and also fight in rebellion (most often with more tragic results), it really gets to me when I listen to them. 

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #59 on: February 26, 2007, 08:17:34 pm »

I wrote another verse because I thought the end was depressing.  So here it is in its latest incarnation:

Formed up and fitted out, we stood rank'd in the square.
Our regiment's colors in the still, dusty air.
Young Danny and Thomas, even lame Matthew Ray --
Ev'ry man who's a man join'd us there.

I kissed my dear Sarah before we marched out.
Wee Aaron couldn't know what it was all about,
Sweet Anne to my coat clung unreasoning griev'd.
There there, I did tell her, no worry, no doubt.

Held fast one more moment, till they could not see,
Then I groaned and I wept, and fell on hand and knee,
For the thought of my brood was like hot stinging knives,
At table, at worship, at hearth without me.

refrain:
With a biscuit, and a musket, and a boy with a drum
We'll meet the king's army, and we'll overcome.
So pipe up the hymns of our fathers, our line,
Freedom's my birthright, and thine.


At Breed's Hill, At Brooklyn, we were always outclass'd,
Our biscuits, our powder, right down to the last,
No glory was found in burnt and bloody death,
Just crude, hasty graves we'd march solemnly past.

We were farmers and blacksmiths and tailors -- not they.
Trembling we aim'd as they volleyed our way.
So wither'd our numbers by hunger and shot,
Surpris'd ev'ry dawn just to live one more day.

But at Saratoga, we fought them man for man,
In scorching heat withstood them, and it was they who ran!
To one of them I shouted, You're between me and my home!
My home!  And my fields!  And my Anne!  And my Anne!

[refrain]

Many years hence now and many years gone,
You've sold what we bled for, kill'd sov'reign for pawn.
Tell that to young Danny, last seen bayonet fix'd,
Who would not be ruled, nor would be tread upon.

Now the regiment's colors are forever furl'd
And echoes no more the shot heard 'round the world.
Would any remember, would you heed the hour,
When's time for another shot heard 'round the world?
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O Lord,
Thine Ocean is so great,
And my boat is so small.

Sportos, motorheads, dweebies, wastoids...they think he's a righteous dude.

The utter waste of our $2,000,000,000 a day military-industrial machine was never demonstrated more vividly than on 9/11.

You do what works.
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