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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Rush 2112!
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    • Posted by dave42 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      Red Barchetta
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      • Posted by $ 1 month, 3 weeks ago
        That could be me!

        Red Barchetta
        Rush
        My uncle has a country place
        No one knows about
        He says it used to be a farm
        Before the Motor Law
        And on Sundays I elude the eyes
        And hop the turbine freight
        To far outside the wire
        Where my white-haired uncle waits

        Jump to the ground
        As the turbo slows to cross the borderline
        Run like the wind
        As excitement shivers up and down my spine
        Down in his barn
        My uncle preserved for me an old machine
        For 50 odd years
        To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

        I strip away the old debris
        That hides a shining car
        A brilliant red Barchetta
        From a better, vanished time
        We fire up the willing engine
        Responding with a roar
        Tires spitting gravel
        I commit my weekly crime

        Wind in my hair
        Shifting and drifting
        Mechanical music
        Adrenaline surge

        Well-weathered leather
        Hot metal and oil
        The scented country air
        Sunlight on chrome
        The blur of the landscape
        Every nerve aware

        Suddenly ahead of me
        Across the mountainside
        A gleaming alloy air-car
        Shoots towards me, two lanes wide
        I spin around with shrieking tires
        To run the deadly race
        Go screaming through the valley
        As another joins the chase

        Drive like the wind
        Straining the limits of machine and man
        Laughing out loud with fear and hope
        I've got a desperate plan
        At the one-lane bridge
        I leave the giants stranded at the riverside
        Race back to the farm
        To dream with my uncle at the fireside

        Songwriters: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart
        For non-commercial use only.

        Shame, no one has done a fitting video of that song.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Great list here is another:
    I’d love to change the World
    Ten Years After

    Everywhere is freaks and hairies
    Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity?
    Tax the rich, feed the poor
    'Til there are no rich no more
    I'd love to change the world
    But I don't know what to do
    So I'll leave it up to you
    Population keeps on breeding
    Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
    Life is funny, skies are sunny
    Bees make honey, who needs money? Monopoly
    I'd love to change the world
    But I don't know what to do
    So I'll leave it up to you
    Oh, yeah
    World pollution, there's no solution
    Institution, electrocution
    Just black or white, rich or poor
    Them and us, stop the war
    I'd love to change the world
    But I don't know what to do
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CTUsFm0...
    So I'll leave it up to you
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    • Posted by $ 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      I am Awestruck, I knew you'd come through for me, Brother...How the hell could I have forgotten 10 Years After...I used to play that song all the time back in the day.

      Hey, check out the one I thought of on the way to work, Below: Who Could it Be Now by Men at Work. Think, buyden hiden from the military tribunal or an unvaccinated citizen hiding from the vaccine nazi's!
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      • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 month, 3 weeks ago
        Definitely BuyDem

        Who can it be knocking at my door?
        Go 'way, don't come 'round here no more
        Can't you see that it's late at night?
        I'm very tired and I'm not feeling right
        All I wish is to be alone
        Stay away, don't you invade my home
        Best off if you hang outside
        Don't come in, I'll only run and hide
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be knocking at my door?
        Make no sound, tip-toe across the floor
        If he hears, he'll knock all day
        I'll be trapped and here I'll have to stay
        I've done no harm, I keep to myself
        There's nothing wrong with my state of mental health
        I like it here with my childhood friend
        Here they come, those feelings again!
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        Is it the man come to take me away?
        Why do they follow me?
        It's not the future that I can see
        It's just my fantasy, yeah
        Ooh, who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        Who can it be now?
        (Oh, wee oh) Who can it, Who can it
        (Ooh ooh) Who can it be now?
        (Ooh ooh wee) Yeah yeah yeah
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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    OUC, thanks for taking the time to put this up. I enjoyed the article and the selections you supplied links to. The music, for me, mainly brings up fond old memories.

    One more thing: RIP Charlie Watts.
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    • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      Yes RIP
      I love his drumming in this one
      https://youtu.be/RbmS3tQJ7Os

      BTW this song has some curious lyrics.

      Ooh, a storm is threatening
      My very life today
      If I don't get some shelter
      Ooh yeah I'm gonna fade away
      War, children
      It's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      War, children
      It's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
      Our streets today
      Burns like a red coal carpet
      Mad bull lost its way
      War, children
      It's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      War, children
      It's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      Rape, murder, it's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      Rape, murder, yeah, it's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      Rape, murder, it's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      Mmm, a flood is threatening
      My very life today
      Gimme, gimme shelter
      Or I'm gonna fade away
      War, children
      It's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      It's just a shot away
      I tell you love, sister
      It's just a kiss away
      It's just a kiss away
      It's just a kiss away
      It's just a kiss away
      It's just a kiss away
      Kiss away, kiss away
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  • Posted by $ DriveTrain 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Another: "Fool Us Today" by Mr. Big.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXB4z...

    Guitarist Paul Gilbert is a big fan of Atlas Shrugged, but I'm not sure if he wrote these lyrics (and I don't have the disc in front of me.)
    Anyhow, like LB's "Noah" it's a little more status quo than prophetic, but the words fit today perfectly:

    'They say it's not the money, you know it's not the money
    Can you figure out what you want, what you need?
    They try to pump it up, forget about the facts
    Sometimes it hurts but it's never taken back

    The left is right, the right is left
    Oh yeah, I gotta get this thing right off my chest

    Now black, white and gray
    What can you do, what can you say?
    How can they fool us today?
    Hold your head up high, laugh till you cry, anyway
    How can they fool us today?
    Hey, hey, hey, hey

    Talkin' twenty-four, seven, we're losin' what we're gettin'
    They slap you down with a call from up above
    It's a window to the world, a word to every man
    Just gettin' it up, we'll all do what we can

    They do it all for you, much better than the rest
    Hey, it's alright if you can pass the test

    Black, white and gray
    What can you do, what can you say?
    How can they fool us today?
    Hold your head up high, laugh till you cry, anyway
    How can they fool us today?
    Hey, hey, hey

    It's all good news, we can buy and sell
    Yeah, don't stop now, you can unring a bell

    Black, white and gray
    What can you do, what can you say?
    How can they fool us today?
    Hold your head up high, laugh till you cry, anyway
    How can they fool us today?
    Hey, hey, hey

    Black, white and gray
    What can you do, what can you say?
    How can they fool us today?
    Catch the falling sky, we're all gonna die anyway
    How can they fool us today?

    How can they fool us today?
    How can they fool us today?'
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  • Posted by $ DriveTrain 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Yeah, Rush did a whole bunch that prompt variations on "Make Red Barcetta / 2112 Fiction Again," much like the T-shirt that says "Make Orwell Fiction Again."

    As a big fan of J-rock, I've found some that fall outside of the typical radar span for the English-speaking world (for whatever reason the Japanese haven't ditched their love of melody, jaw-dropping instrumentals, the electric guitar, and most importantly a sense of human dignity.)

    "Noah" is one of them, with lyrics in the general mood of Thomas Paine's "times that try men's souls," from the (unfortunately) now-defunct band Light Bringer:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8tH...

    English lyrics:

    'How far in the future should I fix my eyes and live, I wonder?
    Without even a sign, I sink below the late night sea

    What should I start to ask, in the forest of hesitation?
    Only the formless kindness peeks through

    It seems I want to protect the world alone
    I cry and cry, and strive to move ahead. That’s the answer
    Being strong is painful, huh. It’d be good if I could sleep until my spirit is at ease
    A long, long night’s encore - until it gets light, let’s laugh

    It’s not love or like, just that I want to become an ordinary lost soul
    I won’t say that motive aloud, so please don’t look for it

    It’s like searching for the meaning of a face-down hand of cards
    I can’t read through the paper thin bottom, like this

    Won’t you show me a closer, nicer dream?
    I won’t give up on my lies or tomorrows, look, it’s unmoving proof
    “For your sake” is for whose sake? I can’t deceive my own heart
    The truth is hidden on the other side of the deep, deep mist

    Forever,
    It seems I want to protect the world alone
    I cry and cry, and strive to move ahead. That’s the answer
    I don’t need things like regrets. I’m standing on my shining determination
    A long, long night’s encore - until the moment I die, I’ll be here.'

    Ok, I'll just admit it: I'm in love with Fuki Tenge. And her voice. Guilty as charged. 8^]

    (There have to be tons more, but I've got stuff to do so I'm outta here for now.)
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  • Posted by $ 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL for your participation in this wonderful diversion on a Sunday afternoon and evening...which can be boring here at work.

    Maybe she'll hit the hot list and we can carry on our wayward bound tomorrow as well.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    "The Eve Of Destruction" was already where me dino's head was at when I got drafted shortly after we first landed on the Moon in 1969.
    After I and a bunch of guys were bused to an Army based from Dothan to Montgomery, Alabama, it just so happened I heard it announced, "This is the end of the month when we take Marines." Only six names were called out. Mine was one of them. Standing there, I actually imagined charging a North Vietnamese machine gun nest, screaming "Gung Ho!" like a stupidly crazed suicidal fool.
    Parris Island was so much fun! That's sarcasm. The first half of the flick, Full Metal Jacket nails what it was like there.
    Just after I graduated from basic, I learned I was being assigned to be--a supply clerk! But first I was trained to pick up about any weapon and know how to use it, such as a bloop tube or a rocket launcher
    (which I was curtly told to never call a "bazooka" ever again. Picky! Picky! Picky! Me dino was also told to never call a round a cartridge ever again). Have to admit that firing a M60 General Purpose Machine Gun was the thrill of a lifetime.
    Anyways, after I got to that supply clerk school, I was told the USMC needed admin and supply clerks "because it's recruiting all the grunts it needs".
    Long story short, I was a corporal when I managed to cut my two years as a slave three months short with what was called a "school cut" while using the GI Bill to get even for being taken captive from a much preferred civilian life.
    That flight home with an honorable discharge always looking good on a resume was the happiest day of my life. Freedom! Oh, freedom!
    Have to admit that among draftees I was one of the really lucky ones. Never got out of South and then North Carolina the whole time.
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  • Posted by $ 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    HEY! here is one I heard today on the way to work.
    Who Could it Be Now by Men at Work.
    I imagined buyden in his basement while We The People and the Military Tribunal were knocking on outside basement door.

    ...or, no so funny: An Unvaccinated Citizen afraid of the Vaccine Nazi's knocking at their door.
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