Friday, June 3, 2011

Song for the Age!

This song has long been one of my favourites, and it's lyrics are as relevant today as they were when the song was written, and even long before that!  They are relevant for all of recorded Human History!

I am the one Orgasmatron - the outstretched, grasping hand.
My image is of agony! My servants rape the land.
Obsequious and arrogant! Clandestine and vain!
Five thousand years of misery, of torture in my name!
Hypocrisy made paramount! Paranoia the law!
My name is called Religion - sadistic, sacred whore!

I twist the truth, I rule the World, my crown is called Deceit!
I am the Emperor of Lies! You grovel at my feet!
I rob you and I slaughter you! Your downfall is my gain,
And still you play the psychophant, and revel in your pain!
And all my promises are lies, all  my love is hate!
I am the Politician, and I decide your fate!

I march before a martyred world, an army for the fight!
I speak of great, heroic days, of victory and might!
I hold a banner drenched in blood! I urge you to be brave!
I lead you to your destiny! I lead you to your grave!
Your bones will build my palaces, your eyes will stud my crown!
For I am Mars, the God of War, and I will cut you down!

Fantastic image that - your eyes will stud my crown! Neil Young may be the Godfather of Grunge, but Motorhead were the Kings, and Lemmy's gravel voice only serves to add to that overall roughness and edginess the group were famous for.

I only made one subtle change to the lyric - see if you can spot it. And enjoy the song!


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