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Freedom Of Speech Won't Feed My Children

Manic Street Preachers
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"[...] What they are saying is we demand so many rights, but we make such pathetic use of them. Freedom of expression so we can watch porn, freedom of movement so we can go to our malls. They're saying after all these rights, what use have we made of them? The homeless still go hungry. [...]"

"[...] It is a sarcastic song about western hypocrisie. It is song about how capitalist media celebrates the virtues of western consumerist life, while at the same time it is build on lies. It sings about vices, that are celebrated by capitalism just becouse consumerism is the root of the contemporary system; even though those vices are actually real vices.
In fact it isn't against freedom, it is against a perverted kind of consumerist freedom. "Freedom of speech won't feed my children", is also a call to arms against leaders who use democracy to legitimate certain illegitimate power relations."

Un paio di commenti al testo da Songmeanings.
Liberty, sweet liberty
Charitable respectability
Then pacifism killed us all
For all the tourists on the Berlin wall

So we protest about human rights
Worship obesity as our birthright
But freedom of speech won't feed my children
Just brings heart disease and bootleg clothing
Just brings heart disease and bootleg clothing

We love to kiss the Dalai Lama's ass
Because he is such a holy man
Free to eat and buy anything
Free to fuck from Paris to Beijing

Little boys with dangerous toys
All bow down to the Beastie Boys
But freedom of speech won't feed my children
Just brings heart disease and bootleg clothing
Just brings heart disease and bootleg clothing

Royalty - hereditery - unelected and becalmed
Just like Stalin, just like Stalin
Human and useless

Bomb the Chinese Embassy
The west is free, oh the west is free
Laugh at the hammer and sickle
It is antique

And see the love in Richard Gere's eyes
J.S. Pemberton saved our lives
But freedom of speech won't feed my children
Just brings heart disease and bootleg clothing
Just brings heart disease and bootleg clothing...

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/3/31 - 09:02



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