A song for our times... Whilst the original idea dates back a couple of years, provisionally titled 'Sorry', working on the song during the late summer (2011), I finished off the lyrics in August and completed recording and mixing in September.
Starting off as a friends chatting away 'putting the world to rights', once the 'politician' line appeared (inspired by the general expenses troughing and house flipping), the song would take on a life of its own, dealing with political, economic and social issues, and a sense of frustration I share with many in the blogging community - who quite frankly put the MSM (main stream media) to shame. A lot of themes touched upon, and there is a John Lennon 'in/out' moment at the end. 'Protest song' maybe; an observation of a sense of things 'not being right' in the world certainly.
These are interesting times politically; interesting that ordinary people are starting to question what is being done on our behalf by those representing us. Looking at the United States Presidential Election, for me, Ron Paul is standing out as the voice of reason - honest and consistent, and gaining support from the younger generation who will be most affected as decisions taken today that are merely kicking the can down the road, whilst stiffling liberty. Funny how the media are doing their best to ignore him.
A home recording with lots of guitar, a fruity bassline, and some vocal multi-tracking making up the music backing!
No video as such, a collage of lyrics to focus the mind...
Wake Up written & performed by Chris Buckley
Sometimes we while an hour deep in conversation Putting the world to rights, ideas above our station We could show them, make the world a better place Politicians scheme, they never mean what they say
Society a mess, the bankers stole our money Enough to depress, Fabians think it's funny All a smokescreen, I read it on Biased BBC Common Purpose lurks, the Devil's work, we warned you
Wake up, wake up Wake up, wake up, wake up Stand up, stand up Stand up, stand up, stand up Wake up, wake up Wake up, wake up, wake up Stand up, stand up Stand up, stand up, stand up
Problem, reaction, solution is their way With fear and confusion and doubt, they make their play Ignorance is strength War is peace Debt is wealth Don't believe it Open your eyes
Sometimes I look at you, so young and so unknowing Told what to think at school, when you should be growing Propaganda, sold down the river while the decadence goes on Join the dots, stop the rot, have yourself a future
Wake up, wake up Wake up, wake up, wake up (Wake up world) Stand up, stand up Stand up, stand up, stand up Wake up, wake up (Wake up world) Wake up, wake up, wake up Stand up, stand up (Wake up, wake up world) Stand up, stand up, stand up
They've taken us for a ride Let's hold them to account, yeah Time for a revolution, maybe