Sunday, February 6, 2011

Poetry Train Monday - 182 - Uprising






For this week's Poetry Train, I'd like to dedicate the lyrics from this Muse song to the people of Egypt.















Uprising


Paranoia is in bloom
The PR transmissions will resume
They'll try to push drugs that keep us all dumbed down
And hope that we will never see the truth around

So come on

Another promise, another scene
Another packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed
And all the green belts wrapped around our minds
And endless red tape to keep the truth confined

So come on

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

So come on

Interchanging mind control
Come let the revolution take its toll
If you could flick a switch and open your third eye
You'd see that we should never be afraid to die

So come on

Rise up and take the power back
It's time the fat cats had a heart attack
You know that their time's coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

So come on


- Matthew Bellamy

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Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis

11 comments:

Theanne... said...

A quote from one of our last revolutions ... "Power to the People"!

M. said...

the front page of the
Toronto Star today (or yesterday?) had the names and fully visible faces of ten Egyptians together with their views of what is happening in their country, some quite candidly critical of the regime. I was absolutely astonished at their courage in willing to be identified, given the reprecussions this could have in a dictatorial country

Akelamalu said...

Never underestimate the power of the people.

Julia Smith said...

Theanne - Power, indeed!

M - It's really inspiring to me. There was a man profiled on CTV who was Egyptian and protesting in Toronto, who had once been imprisoned and tortured in his home country. I couldn't believe how he could go out and protest after that had happened to him. You would think he would have developed PTSD about that sort of thing. Amazing.

Akelamalu - I admire it always.

Michelle Helliwell said...

Hey Julia - thanks for coming over to my blog today. What is happening in Egypt (and began in Tunisia) is amazing. Not to be corny, but we so take for granted our freedom to rant and rave.

Interesting your perspective on editing as a filmmaker! I would love to know the difference between Julia the director and Julia the author when it comes to editing. Perhaps because when you are author you are "all the pieces" of a film? (Did I make sense?)

Jennie Marsland said...

Very apt, Julia. As Theanne says, power to the people!

Julia Smith said...

Michelle - Save the Cat Goes to the Movies literally saved my ass when it came to my vampire story.

Jennie - Guess where I met Theanne...?

Michael Offutt said...

This is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Travis Cody said...

Such evocative lyrics.

Nikita Banerjee said...

WOW! So much has changed since I got married...love the new look for the blog!

Rock Chef said...

Hi - skipped back over the stones to visit you!

Interesting blog - all I can do is echo Theanne:

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!