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Music And Politics - The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy

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Published on Jan 15, 2009

Track 10. 'Music And Politics'. From the album 'Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury'

Written by M. Franti

Hiphoprisy is:
Michael Franti & Rono Tse

Musicians:
Michael Franti - Vocals
Rono Tse - Angle Grinder, Tire Rims, Chains, Break Drums, Electronic Springs, Sheet Metal & Steel Drums
Charlie Hunter - Guitar

Programming and Musical Arrangements by Mark Pistel & Michael Franti

Mixed by Jack Dangers, Mark Pistel

Engineered by Pete Scatturo, John Baker

Post production engineering by Jeff Mann

♪♫ If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
I would tell you that sometimes it's easier to desire
and pursue the attention and admiration of a hundred strangers
than it is to accept the love and loyalty
of those closest to me

And I would tell you that sometimes
I prefer to look at myself
through someone elses eyes
Eyes that aren't clouded with the tears of knowing
what an asshole I can be, as yours are.

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
I might be able to listen in silence to your concerns
rather than hearing everything as an accusation
or an indictment against me

And I would tell you that sometimes
I use sex to avoid communication
it's the best escape when were down on our luck
But I can express more emotions than laughter, anger, and lets fuck

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
I would tell you that I pooped in my own dog dish
And sometimes I would rather face not eating
than face licking it clean
And admitting when I'm selfish
And I'd tell you that I'm suffering
from the worst type of loneliness
The loneliness of being misunderstood,
or more poignantly
the loneliness of being afraid
to allow myself to be understood

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
I would tell you that the personal revolution
is far more difficult
and the first step in any revolution

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics

I would tell you that music is the expression of emotion
And that politics is merely the decoy of perception. ♪♫

Note: This album is dedicated to Tahan K. Jones, the first African-American conscientious objector from the Iraqi slaughter, and to all others who refused to kill or be killed in the name of the New World Order, and to the infamy of those who did and were.

~ [Many thanks to the copyright owners UMG for allowing this to be heard on YouTube] ~ ☺

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  • Artist

    • The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy
  • Writers

    • Charlie Hunter, Michael Franti
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • UMG (on behalf of Island Records); ASCAP, UMPG Publishing, UMPI, UBEM, CMRRA, and 2 Music Rights Societies

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