Van Morrison – Where Have All The Rebels Gone? — “Were they really all that tough? Or was it just a PR stunt?”

Where have all the rebels gone?
Hiding behind computer screens
Where’s the spirit, where’s the soul?
Where have all the rebels gone?

Why don’t they come out of the woodwork now?
One for the money, two for the show
It’s not very rock and roll
Where have all the rebels gone?

Where have all the rebels gone?
Waiting for someone else to make a move
Why are they sitting on the fence?
Well, it’s some kind of pretence
They’re not saying much at all
Where have all the rebels gone?

Were they really all that tough?
Or was it just a PR stunt?
One for the money, two for the show
Where have all the rebels gone?

“This Just In” by Five Times August

This just in
Another liar on the news
Standing at the pulpit
Ready to abuse

This just in
Another coward in control
Scared by the sounds
So he hides in a hole

He’ll call on the guards
To trample the crowd
‘Cause the louder they get
They silence his power

Shame, blame, no matter what they say
Don’t let the bastard get to you
He’s going to try to shut us down
But we’ll stand our ground
Hey, this just in, he’ll lose

This just in
Another villain on the screen
Acting like a hero
For all the drama queens

This just in
Another black painted face
Lathered in his virtue
Enslaving every race

He’ll send out the troops
And freeze the accounts
Says the freedom you get
Is what he makes allowed

Shame, blame, no matter what they say
Don’t let the bastard get to you
He’s going to try to shut us down
But we’ll stand our ground
Hey, this just in, he’ll lose

If you look in his eyes
You can see he’s afraid
So fragile inside
While the town’s on parade

Shame, blame, no matter what they say
Don’t let the bastard get to you
He’s going to try to shut us down
But we’ll stand our ground
Hey, this just in, he’ll lose

No he’ll never shut us down
‘Cause we’ll stand our ground
Hey, this just in, you lose

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“Anti-Fascist Blues” by Five Times August | Lyric Video 2022

Lots of truth here; so accurate!

Deep lyrics go by so fast. May help to slow it down to .75x speed; or an amazing read!

I put in quotes: ‘stop all the hate.’

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Everybody head down, pick yourself a pronoun
Join the resistance on government assistance
‘Stop all the hate’ as you advocate violence
Block and suppress anyone you want silenced
Take what you want ‘cause what you want is what you’re owed
Call everyone a fascist ’til they’re all controlled

Preach in the street for the communist party
Pro choice, no voice, never mind the heart beat
Dictate, race bait, agitate, mandate
Dress in drag and burn the flag then run to find a safe space
Tell us how you feel until we give you what you need
Call everyone oppressive ’til they’re on their knees

Impeach free speech, better dye your hair pink
TV, phone screen, it’s better if you don’t think
Debt to university, segregate diversity
Give yourself a ribbon every time you face adversity
Find another problem, tell yourself you’re not alone
Tell everyone who’s straight that they’re all transphobe

Defund police. No guns, oh please
Fight for your right to start a war until there’s no peace
Take it down, tear it up, it’s in the name of progress
Make the rule you never lose ’til everything is lawless
Tell me what to think, and how to feel, and where to go
‘Cause everyone’s a fascist ’til they’re all controlled

Find your path in life but make it socio or psycho
Nonsense, wokeness, you’re gonna lose your mind though
Bigotry, insanity, an ally, or an enemy
There’s too much masculinity so wave goodbye to family
Represent the one percent who want to overthrow
’Til everybody lives to an autonomous zone

Act tough, steel stuff, smash another window
Loot store, get more, grab another brick, throw
She/Her/He/Him/They/Them/Xe/Xem
Women are the men now and the men are now the women
Make yourself a slave until you feel like you are free
Dig yourself a grave for The American Dream

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Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done” performed by Five Times August

I’ve seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie’s like a settin’ sun

Ooh, ooh, the damage done …
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done

Here’s a cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done” to help build awareness of React19 – Please text REACT to 50155 and consider donating to the victim’s medical fund. Visit http://react19.org to learn more.

“Silent War” by Five Times August (Lyric Video) 2021

Somebody’s selling a new religion
Somebody’s selling a lie
Somebody wants all the strife and division
That’s driving us out of our minds

They’re telling the world not trust their own eyes
They’re telling the people they’re wrong
They’re keeping the truth for their power and gain
And taking whatever we’ve got

And some of you eat all the lies you’ve been fed
Some of you just go along
Training acceptance inside of your head
To give them whatever they want

You’re leaving your brothers and sisters behind
You’re told it’s the best thing to do
You’re shutting out friends ‘cause you’re told that’s what’s right
Now they win because all of us lose

And it’s so sad
Watching these times as they change
And it’s so bad
The battle’s been violent and strange
As they lock us indoors
In a prison of this silent war

Now someone is trying to sell you the cure
The same one who made the disease
And they’ll try to convince you and make you feel sure
But hey, there ain’t no guarantees

They covered your mouth and they’ve tied back your hands
They did it to all of the kids
And nobody knows all the damage that’s done
And won’t ask until the master permits

So take back your freedom
And fight for your life
Stand up before it’s all gone
Take back your freedom
And fight for your life
Stand up before it’s all gone

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“Jesus… What Happened To Us” by Five Times August

“Jesus… What Happened To Us?”
written by Bradley James Skistimas

Shut your mouth, get in line
Just behave or pay the fine
They’re pulling on your backbone
And taking out your spine

They want you weak, don’t speak
Don’t question, don’t think
Keep staring at your smart phone
Get dumber every week

Now give up your freedom and shush
Oh Jesus, what happened to us?

Leave the church, kill your faith
Judge the skin and learn to hate
Make yourself the enemy
But call yourself a saint

Learn the rules, be a fool
Remove your kid from school
And apologize for everything
Apologize for you

Now give the TV all of your trust
Oh Jesus, what happened to us?

Mark, Jack, Bill, Joe
They’ll tell you what you need to know
They give you your permissions
And tell you where to go

Lights, camera, action, edit
We’re so pathetic
You believe it ’cause you watched it
You believe it ’cause they said it

Now everybody stay home and rust
Oh Jesus, what happened to us?

We used to stand and fight
We had a voice alright
We had a life worth living
We had a damn worth giving
Now we’re watching it fall
That’s the truth of it all

So shut your mouth, get in line
Just behave or pay the fine
They’re pulling on your backbone
And taking out your spine

They want you weak, don’t speak
Don’t question, don’t think
Keep staring at your smart phone
Get dumber every week

Don’t nobody put up a fuss
Oh Jesus, what’s happened to us?

Oh Jesus
Jesus, what happened to us?

Kebu – ‘Fleeting Lights’

I LOVE Kebu’s new song: flowing forward in solid, unwavering, steadfast, in-peace, strong resolution — upward and onward!

Outstanding choice of analog tones! Great for the soul. We’re on a journey, fighting darkness in Light together!

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Sebastian Teir. Finnish composer and keyboardist who creates instrumental, melodic synthesizer music. His music is heavily influenced by 70’s and 80’s synthesizer music as well as modern electro. Sebastian Teir alias Kebu makes his music using only analogue synthesizers.

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MARK FARNER: ‘I’m Your Captain’ (Closer To Home – 1970) 2011 LIVE

From: Songfacts — Mark Farner (ex-Grand Funk)

Songfacts: How did you come up with that song? It seems so unusual – so long and it changes gears in the middle.

Farner: Initially the song came to me after I said my prayers one night and I put a P.S. on the end of my prayers. I asked God to give me a song that would touch the hearts of people that the Creator wanted to get to. I got up at 3 o’clock in the morning – I’m always getting up at different times of the night and writing things down. A lot of them are not songs but this happened to be one.

I got up and I wrote it, and as I’m writing it, I’m between the state of subconscious and conscious. I’ve got one foot in dreamland and my pen is writing these words down. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense. It was kind of weird, I thought, as I was writing it. I didn’t sit there on the edge of the bed and read it over and over, I just wrote it down, and when I got to the end of it, I just folded it over and put it on the nightstand. There it was.

Well, in the morning, I got up, I was drinking my coffee, I was looking at the horses out in the pasture, and I got my feet kicked up. I thought, I’ll grab my flattop here. I had an acoustic George Washburn, a resonant guitar from my kitchen – everybody would grab it when they came here. I started playing. Wow, that’s nice, what the heck is that? Then I made that C chord. I made a mistake. I was going for the G and it was a little short and I hit the C. And I looked down because that chord spoke to me in such a way. I’ve never heard that come out, that inversion of the C. I thought, Wow, that’s a cool chord. Then I thought maybe with those words in the other room, maybe that’s a song, so I grabbed the legal pad and laid it down on the table next to my coffee and I just started strumming. “Everybody…” And it just started coming out. …

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Petra Classic (Greg X Volz lead): ‘Back To The Rock’ Live Reunion Concert – Nashville 2011

[Note to myself: this 1080p version is just as sharp as this 360p one. The cover pulls up for sharing on this one, so I’m posting it.]

Refreshing, first concert in 25 years with all five of the 80’s line-up (with Greg X. Volz as lead singer)!

Wikipedia’s band history

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Back To The Rock is the twenty-second studio album by the band Petra, released in 2010 and which marks the band’s return with the classic 80s lineup (Bob Hartman, Greg X. Volz, John Lawry, Mark Kelly and Louie Weaver) .[1] The repertoire consists of a reinterpretation of 10 hits from Petra’s eighteenth phase plus two new songs. [2] The album also features a live version (Back to the Rock Live) released in 2011 on CD / DVD. [3]

Set List
“Bema Seat” – 03:43​
“Clean” – 02:51​
“Angel of Light” – 04:14​
“Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows” – 03:56​
“Godpleaser” – 04:29​
“Second Wind” – 04:20​
“More Power to Ya” – 03:21​
“Let Everything That Hath Breath (Praise The Lord)” – 04:00​ (Greg X. Volz)
“Grave Robber” – 04:37​
“Adonai” – 04:16​
“Back to the Rock” – 04:27​ (Greg X. Volz)
“Too Big To Fail” – 04:11​
fonte: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to…

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