Tag: Protest Song

Even Cross Eyed Snake Oil Salesmen Sometimes Get The Blues

Even Cross Eyed Snake Oil Salesmen
Sometimes Get The Blues

Could be illusion, or maybe it’s real
In the back of your mind it’s not what you feel
Deliberate confusion, fail by design
An infinite jest or a storm warning sign

Live through the moment, thrill to give in
Double or nothing, you lose if you win

Even Cross Eyed Snake Oil Salesmen
Sometimes Get The Blues (x2)

Prisoner’s dilemma, zero sum deal
Glance in the mirror and you’re under the wheel
Strike out on balance, shift out of time
Labor distortion for a dollar and a dime

The wages of progress, so much for so few
But the deal of a lifetime is waiting for you
On the stages of history,  they’ll mark what we do
When stories are told, none will be true

Middle of nowhere, remains to be seen
Double or nothing, lay it down on a dream

Even Cross Eyed Snake Oil Salesmen
Sometimes Get The Blues (x2)

Risk is reward, a means and an end
We’re all standing in line with our psychotic friends
On the magnetic river, micro trade winds blow
Middle ground disappears, there’s nowhere to go

Power times privilege, who would lead us astray?
Count all the toys at the end of the day
Your none structured future, gravitational words
Logic is tortured, extreme and absurd

Caught on a floodplain, wholesale fear
Double or nothing, the reasons are clear

Even Cross Eyed Snake Oil Salesmen
Sometimes Get The Blues (x2)

Trust no one at all, trust two even less
We’ll externalize costs for this unholy mess
Let cities lie fallow, in the heart of ambition
Til we market a cure for the human condition

Steal from the moment, cast on the wind
Double or nothing, you lose if you win

Even Cross Eyed Snake Oil Salesmen
Sometimes Get The Blues (x4)

Music and Lyrics by David Archer
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What’s Done Is Done (New Reality)

 

What’s Done Is Done (New Reality)  Music and lyrics by David Archer (4:47)

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After years of America and the world subject to the whims of hard right wing fantasies, and as the Bush era in the U.S. is drawing to an end, this song is my attempt at closure and judgment on what has happened. This is a song about Neo Cons and the narrator of the song is a compilation of people like Cheney, Armitage, Feith and Wolfowitz.

I think that more than anything else, this is a song about the denial of reality.

 

What’s Done is Done ( New Reality)

You can’t believe your lying eyes
You can’t read the writing in the sky
Clouds have gathered all around
As daylight fades
The wind is slowly rising in the east
You have become the beast we feed

By the guiding flame
With careful aim
We shot an arrow straight into the sun
If we go all in
We can twist and spin
There’s no time for regret
What’s done is done

So much more than meets the eye
In the fog of war, the con is where the truth lies
We know all you need to know
We call the shots, we give and go
We fix the game, we run the show
This is a new reality

By a blood red line
And a sacred sign
We fired a bullet straight into the sun
If we lose the race
We can win the chase
There’s no room for regret
What’s done is done

There are no words my angel
For these things you cannot see
No tears to cry my lover
For what will never be
I see no pain or consequence
Or any reason to return
I’ll take the weight of what I’ve done
And all the glory I have earned
(The lessons we have learned)
(The bridges we have burned)
And all the glory I have earned

(Radio Voices)

All my fine words have disappeared
Stop staring at me – nothing happened here
I can will this all away
If I threaten, if I pray
For another chance, a brand new day
I will write the end of history

By the guiding wire
Through the endless fire
We launched a rocket straight into the sun
If we lose the game
There’s no one to blame
There’s no reason to regret
What’s done is done

What’s done is done
What’s done is done

David Archer
Toronto
Dec/08

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