August 08, 2004

New Songs!!!

I'm excited. I just added lyrics for two new songs to the Music Page. There aren't any audio samples for these ones, but that's not particularly important.

I'm in the process of writing a few songs that have been on my mind for a while, and these two are especially significant. So much so, in fact, that I'm putting them in the extended entry of this post!

These are both related to subjects I've covered on the blog recently, so see if you can figure out what each one is about. They should be pretty obvious (especially the second one). I don't like my songs to be ambiguous. Anyway, click the extended entry to read 'em.

...And I'm still looking for a band. I just need a singer and a couple guitar players. Come on, people! (at Harvey's request: I'm going to be at Syracuse University for the next few months, if you're interested. I know that makes it a bit harder to find other musicians, but come on! I can't just sit behind the drums and sing, you know!)

Finding problems where they don't exist
Meanwhile you miss the obvious
It's on your side but you're oblivious
Cause it won't fit your views


You don't believe that it's all in your head
You can't see the irony in what you said
But you lead them along and they don't dare to tread
Off the path you've decided is true


Ever wonder why you're the only one who sees it?
Not everyone thinks the same
Nobody will help you, they just appease it
While you misplace the blame
And you're still wrong
Why do you go on?
Though you felt so strong
You were always wrong


You have to project, you've gotta protect
The shell where you hide, you can crawl inside
You think that they are always wrong
And you know you will be safe as long
As you take your faults and throw them on
Your enemies, but you'll never see
Why they think your mind is gone
It's been projection all along

Useful Idiot
How can you exist, it doesn't seem it should be possible
Your thoughts are all so twisted and there's nothing there that's logical
You shout out all your slogans, try to force them on the populace
You can't go it alone and you'd prefer to be anonymous
Believe the unbelievable, it's too much work to figure out
They've made it so digestible, there's nothing more to think about
Put your faith in the elite, the ones who know what's best for us
And get out on the street where you'll prove you've given them your trust


It's time to march now, so choose a sign
Hold it up high and let it speak your mind
Pick up the pace now, don't fall behind
You wouldn't want to step away from the party line
Look over there, it's the enemy
He doesn't want you to be free
So tell him not to silence you, tell him he's been fooled
It's so much easier to think when you've memorized the rules


Nothing you say is truthful
But to them you still are useful
Sometime the day will come
When you finally have to run
Away from everything you've done
After they've had all their fun
And then you'll be surprised
That you swallowed the lies
So don't cry when you die
You had your chance to try
To deny them but now it's too late
So accept your fate


You follow along like a useful idiot
Your head is hollow and they keep filling it
With lies and propaganda
You only know how to slander
It's the emptiness that kills
But you just do it for the thrills
How do you expect to change the planet
By leaving everyone empty-handed?
You're a useful idiot
You're useful

Posted by CD on August 8, 2004 09:35 PM
Semi-Intelligent Comments

Aww.. too bad you're not in CT.. my uncle plays bass and is looking for a new band to play with. Best of luck to ya. I'd think once school starts up again (sorry to bring it up), there'd be plenty of willing participant to choose from.

And if you still have that muddy hole in your backyard, you might want to consider one of these . It might sink a bit, but it is definitely a conversation piece. I love my school.......

Posted by: Kath at August 8, 2004 10:54 PM

And, speaking of songs...

you may like my John Kerry tribute at the following link:


Posted by: rick at August 9, 2004 12:53 AM

Kath: I think my roommate plays bass guitar, and like I said before, he's a fellow VRWC member, so that's a possibility. As for that picture...I really don't know what to say. It's hard to believe that people actually spend money on these things.

Rick: That was hilarious! "I voted for Kelly Clarkson before I voted against her." Nice.

Posted by: CD at August 9, 2004 01:00 AM

Sweet! Although you should probably update your post to include where you live, just in case someone musically inclined wanders by after I link this.

Posted by: Harvey at August 9, 2004 02:51 PM
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