Perhaps I’ve been studying the Medieval period too much, but for some reason I’ve completely fallen in love with the following rhymes by Josh Garrels. Unfortunately, these lyrics carry incredible modern applicability (but more on that later). Also, in case you’re wondering…my hipster self is ashamed it’s taken a couple months for lyrics to be shared as some of my favorite quotations. As an act of penance, I shall wear my over sized beanie every day this week, even when I sleep. Also, after you read the lyrics, you should definitely listen to the rest of the song, cause it’s ssaahhh geeeewwwwd.
Enjoy and happy Sunday!
I was born into a system constructed for failure
It’s a sinking ship manned by drunken sailors
An escape artist behind the bars of a jailer
An asthmatic attack when we forgot the inhaler
If the shoe doesn’t fit what good is a tailor?
In the midst of a crisis please cancel the gala
Without a symphony there’s no need for a prelude
To foreshadow what’s to come.
See the secret committees, commence with their meetings
To make red tape in response to simple questions
Questions threaten the perception of the beneficial systems
A pyramid scheme with it’s cogs and it’s pistons
Mechanization of men, making more and more
Live in a miserable existence
How can so few, claim so many victims
And this begs the question
My rest is a weapon against the oppression
Of man’s obsession to control things
Look at the long line of make believe kings
The lord of the flies want’s you to kiss his ring
Follow new rules with invisible strings
And become a puppet in the diabolical scheme
How do good men become part of the regime?
They don’t believe in resistance.
-Josh Garrels; The Resistance