Burn It Down

by Evening Redness

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1.
Hooray For Ignorance In the land outside the city, The jobs are gone; hope is gone With bitterness and jealousy They contemplate where to put the blame You can almost hear the bumper stickers scream Hooray for ignorance Three cheers for baseless certainty Down with reason; down with empathy Down with people who don’t look like me On the cable TV, They scream and shout their propaganda out It’s your religious duty to say “Forget the poor. The rich need more.” The billionaires are laughing as they say Hooray for ignorance Three cheers for the new plutocracy Down with science; down with history Down with eggheads who don’t think like me Now an orange chimpanzee Tells us all to hate to make our country great With unfettered cruelty, bigotry and misogyny Watch the angry voters rise and say Hooray for ignorance Three cheers for the kakistocracy Down with fairness and equality Down with people who don’t talk like me
2.
Punch Some Nazis We’re gonna’ punch some Nazis If you think that you’re the master race Let me introduce my fist to your face If your thoughts are warm toward genocide You’re gonna’ get a boot up your backside You say all lives matter unless they’re black You’re just begging me to kick your ass If you want to march beneath the swastika Someone needs to crack your skull Some prefer non-violence; normally I’d agree But fascists need some consequence Like they saw at Cable Street If you want people thrown in ovens, You lose your right to calm discussion We’re gonna’ punch some Nazis
3.
Blood Money 03:37
Blood Money In a world awash with weapons, Every threat looks like a target Calling out for a show of masculinity The friendless aim their sights At the weak and the powerless Spreading semi-automatic bursts of tragedy An unregulated militia, Being necessary to security of profits, The flow of blood money shall not be infringed The futures of our children Are shockingly discounted Worth less than one more dirty check or two They’ll send their thoughts and prayers And meaningless condolence While pretending there’s nothing they can do
4.
Burn It Down 03:40
Burn It Down The original sin of our country Buying slaves in the 16th century Exterminate the red man Buy and sell the black man Keep your knee on his neck So he can never be free I don’t know why they don’t Burn the whole thing down The shining star on the slave patrol is Just like the one on today’s uniform Put down rebellion; stomp out resistance Protect the power of the status quo No need for a hood, just get a badge and a gun You can still lynch a man like they’ve always done Stand behind the thin blue line Rest assured that justice will not ever come No more water; fire next time Burn the whole thing down
5.
Love Is Love 03:09
Love Is Love Happiness is so elusive Real connection hard to find Life’s too short for bigotry Sanctimony is a waste of precious time Love is love The depth of human caring Is the greatest joy in life No moldy book or holy relic Can ever claim to be more divine

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Five protest songs just in time to get you fired up for Election Day

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released October 29, 2020

Brent Billock - vocals, bass
Brian Rappach - drums
John White - guitar

Recorded and produced by Evening Redness
Final mix and master by Harry Harvey
Words and music by Brent Billock

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Evening Redness makes melodic rock with heartbreaking vocals and soaring guitar.

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