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Capital

Amyl and the Sniffers
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(2021)
album: Comfort To Me

Amyl and the Sniffers


She is also developing her political consciousness, turning to books by the likes of Malcolm Gladwell to help her process the pandemic. “I never saw value in reading, and then I realised that I could be an intellectual weapon if I read.” Yuval Noah Harari’s ‌Sapiens influenced the song Capital, in which Taylor confronts the failings of the Australian government in the face of mounting crises such as the devastating bushfires, farmers affected by prolonged drought and the treatment of Indigenous Australians.

“Where I come in from, I don’t know much about this shit,” she says. “Nobody gets taught Indigenous history in school. You have to search for it if you want to learn about it. A big chunk of me is a straight-up, motherfucking bogan and I’m proud of that part, but I want to listen to other people. There’s probably heaps of people who feel the same way we do, but they get lumped in [as ignorant] because they like cars and ciggies.”


The Guardian
Comfort to me, what does that even mean? One reason, do we persevere?
Existing for the sake of existing, meaning disappears
Meanwhile, I only just started learning basic politics
Meanwhile, they sexualise my body and get mad when I exploit it

It’s just for capital
Am I an animal?
It’s just for capital, capital, capital
But do I care at all?

Australia is burning, but, aye, I’m not learning how to be more conscious
And the farmers hope for rain while the landscape torches
Swimming in the rivеr, I’m part of the river, not convinced how much will changе
Experiencing experiences as if they’re all the same

It’s just for capital
Am I an animal?
And do I care at all? Capital, capital
I’m just an animal

Freedom don’t exist
Humans don’t exist
Existing to exist
Life is meaningless

Slapping on the porkies and buying all the backy and the Gov’ takes the big tax
First port of call should be changing the date and changing the flag
Of course I have disdain for this place, what are you thinking?
You took their kids and you locked them up, up in a prison

It’s just for capital
Am I an animal?
And do I care at all? Capital, capital
I’m just an animal

Freedom don’t exist
Humans don’t exist
Existing to exist
Life is meaningless

So ordinary and normal, don’t see the intensity that it is
And I wonder why I get dopamine released when I give
Disdain and excitement dually, the illusion can be fleeting
I love feeling drunk on the illusion of meaning

2021/10/2 - 16:43



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