Thursday, August 14, 2008

Born Against

Born Against were one of the best punk bands to ever exist. The lyrics were as edgy and creative and hard hitting as the music was. Their songs which I've re-heard hundreds of times over still inspire me. Especially 'Mary & Child':

"Once again the battle field is your body and those
who want control have laid down their terms in black and white
and red all over. They keep the backstreet butchers in business
as advertised from a bullhorn.

And the all knowing man has set up his make believe graveyard
with tiny white crosses, for millions of make believe souls.
And someday I'd like to see a cross set up for a real life human being
who bled to death to maintain the sanctity of Mary.

Mary and child scream the bigots who couldn't care less about human life.
Obey their self righteous lies as your sisters and daughters die.
All decisions are final. Your body is forbidden."

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