Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dioracat's Seal of Approval!

So I saw two new-ish music videos today that I felt were noteworthy.

The first was "Pork and Beans" off of Weezer's latest Red album. Its a hilarious tribute to the internet phenoms of recent history.

The second is "Rise" from the Flobots' album Fight With Tools. I find this song and its lyrics even more meaningful after listening to Obama's speech tonight at the was inspiring, and it gave me some hope that perhaps its all right to be proud to be an American again...after the last 4 years of embarrassment.

Flobots' Rise Music Video

Rise Lyrics

So much pain we
Don't know how to be but angry
Feel infected like we've got gangrene
Please don't let anybody try to change me
Me, just me
In the middle of a sea full of faces
Full of faces
Some laugh some salivate
What's in your alleyway
Recycling bins or bullet cases?
Its not equal
Its not fair
We're different people
But we're not scared
We ain't never scared
To pave a new path
Make a new street
Build a new bridge
Say can you see by the dawn's early light
Free slaves running
Song's words weren't right
Now a new day's coming
The few stay stunning while the many are handsome
Your soul is alive but they want it for ransom
The base drumming is the anthem
We step to the heartbeats of our granddaughters and grandsons
And we...

Rise together we rise together, we rise together, we rise

Lost hope and found need
Grounded by our surroundings
Did the walls scream universities
Or you and I verse the tees
React automatic and we burst when squeezed
And make 9-11 each emergency
Urgency amber to red like the turning leaves
Oh please let the hurting cease
Don't let apathy police the populace
We will march across
Those stereotypes that were marked for us
The answers obvious
We switch the consonants
Change the sword to words and lift continents

If you believe in redemption
I'm calling to you from another dimension

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