Friday, February 1, 2013

Lysander's Ghost

I haven't been able to get a good recording of it yet, but here are the lyrics. I'll post either a video or a audio track within the next month or two so you can hear the melody and whatnot.

Lysander's Ghost

A man is nonetheless a slave,
Bound by shackles, whips, and chains
That gets to choose a new master every few years
Instead of being voluntary
They say this evil is necessary
To protect us from our temptations and our fears

They call our vices "crimes"
While making crimes their vices
And their "security" leaves us all afraid
We're forced to bow to their whims
They never answer for their sins
By force, by gun, we are kept in chains
It wasn't meant to be this way

(Chorus)
And Lysander's ghost screams to our souls
To not take back, but abolish control
For too long we've chose not to be free
Content with dying on our knees
And Lysander's ghost screams to our souls
To not take back, but abolish control
For too long we've chose not to be free
Content with dying on our knees

I contend all men are flawed
Falling short of the glory of God
Prone to corruption, temptation, and greed
Yet we grant men the right to kill,
Kidnap, assault and steal
To protect us from killers, kidnappers, rapists, and thieves
It doesn't make sense to me

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
No one can be trusted, no one believed
Everyone is suspect, 'cause all have been deceived
If no one is perfect, then no one should lead
No slaves and no masters, where all men are free

(Chorus)

A man is nonetheless a slave
Bound by shackles, whips, and chains
That gets to choose a new master every few years...

[ I took various quotes from Lysander Spooner and made them more lyrical to write this song. ]


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