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Principia Discordia => Aneristic Illusions => Topic started by: LMNO on January 26, 2017, 12:42:52 am

Title: Political lyrics
Post by: LMNO on January 26, 2017, 12:42:52 am
Ok, maybe wrong subforum.

But, I'm in a political punk band. We're against Trump. Duh.

I want to make a song that is about gerrymandering. But I don't want to be preachy, and I don't want to be sardonic.

I want it to be catchy, and informative, and pissed off.  Not sure where to start.
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: MithridatesXXIII on January 26, 2017, 12:57:11 am
In one column every thing that gerrymandering does. Another column, metaphors and analogies for each item. Same for motives and impacts. Powerful symbolism will emerge. I don't know how to compose music nor how lyrically dense you intend the song to be, but I think that would be a good start.
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on January 29, 2017, 03:56:13 pm
Worse than gerrymandering is the fact that the senate is done by state and that representative districts, whether gerrymandered or not, have to conform to state boundaries.

For that I would use the hyperbolic statement that Montana's (for example) senators and representative get their jobs by default because they only have three people there
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: Roly Poly Oly-Garch on January 30, 2017, 07:34:24 pm
"Project Redmap," "Maptitude," and "Ratfucked" are all pretty delicious terms.

They've got the numbers but we've got the analytics.

Something cute about using Saturday's porn searches to figure out who would vote for slut-shamers on Sunday.

Highly recommend finding interviews with David Daley. There could be a lot of inspiration in there.


Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 30, 2017, 09:28:42 pm
I know where I would start, and that is with drawing lines. You can incorporate lyrics about deciding and winning and losing.

You draw the lines wherever it suits you
The map decides who wins and who loses
Don't think about the lives of the losers
Just draw the lines
Just draw the lines

etc.









Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: LMNO on January 30, 2017, 09:36:53 pm
The chorus I came up with is "Redraw the lines".  I also managed to use the phrase "Cartography Warfare".
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 30, 2017, 09:41:53 pm
The chorus I came up with is "Redraw the lines".  I also managed to use the phrase "Cartography Warfare".

Nice!
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: LMNO on January 31, 2017, 12:51:01 pm
In full:

Stacked and packed and trapped with your faction
Pushed aside, minimalized
Voices silenced when there's no reaction
Try to lift twice your size

Redraw the lines

Red ink barriers, infighting tearing us
Purposely flawed
Some get scared, some say who cares
Change is outlawed

Redraw the lines

The few choose the way you will lose
But they say it's fair
It's not like in school, the minority rules
Cartography warfare

Redraw the lines
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 31, 2017, 02:08:52 pm
I like it. All too accurate.
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: LMNO on January 31, 2017, 02:19:48 pm
All those years of listening to Reagan-era hardcore is really paying off.
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: MithridatesXXIII on January 31, 2017, 02:24:27 pm
Spatially Delineated Ideological Pustules Injected with Agent Orange and HGH
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: Ziegejunge on January 31, 2017, 03:57:53 pm
Those are some dang fine lyrics there, LMNO. Looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on January 31, 2017, 06:47:39 pm
Like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a rifle, whose flame
Is the imprisoned Person of Color, and her name
Mother of whitey. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide colonialism; her stony eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your hungry mouths!” cries she
With silent lips. “Keep your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Keep these, the homeless, tempest-tossed refugees,
I build a wall across the golden door!”

- updated poem on the Statue of Liberty
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: LMNO on January 31, 2017, 07:34:57 pm
Damn.  That's good.
Title: Re: Political lyrics
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on January 31, 2017, 11:29:48 pm
Damn.  That's good.

If you can't make the inscription on the statue of liberty into a horrible dystopian song, LMNO, then you need more punk in your diet.

 :lulz:

DOOOO EEEEET