Still relevant, 48 years later …

If you are too young or too old, attribution follows …

Monster
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope

Like good Christians some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled, and bore them a child
To be their spirit, and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon they went
And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end

While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled, and bore them a child
To be their spirit, and guiding light

The blue and gray they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog

And though the past has it’s share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it’s protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey

Suicide
The spirit was freedom and justice
And it’s keepers seemed generous and kind
It’s leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won’t, pay it no mind

‘Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
Now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it’s all just an echo of what they’ve been told

Yeah, there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin’

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand

We don’t know how to mind our own business
‘Cause the whole world’s got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who’s the winner, we can’t pay the cost

‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there, watching

America
America, where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know, we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster

America, where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know, we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster

America, where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know, we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster

America, where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know, we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster

America, where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know, we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster

 


This song is by Steppenwolf and appears on the album Monster (1969).



Reposted from http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Steppenwolf:Monster


      
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3 Responses to Still relevant, 48 years later …

  1. Bill Wallace, a Yankee apologist says:

    Its people who listened to Steppenwolf who created this monster. I saw them in the 70s being good Nazis and now their children are loose in the streets again.

    I never thought I’d see these monsters again but they’re here and worse than in the 70s. Its time to kill this monster dead. It cannot be reasoned with, it has no compassion, it won’t be swayed. It must be destroyed before they can start their revolution.

    • Hans says:

      I think you are missing John Kay’s point entirely … the lyrics above address how the people who once immigrated for liberty “lost their way” and were drugged by wealth and comfort into slumber, allowing post-civil-war progressivism to fundamentally transform the structure of these united States.

      And though the past has it’s share of injustice
      Kind was the spirit in many a way
      But it’s protectors and friends have been sleeping
      Now it’s a monster and will not obey

      Suicide
      The spirit was freedom and justice
      And it’s keepers seemed generous and kind
      It’s leaders were supposed to serve the country
      But now they won’t, pay it no mind

      ‘Cause the people grew fat and got lazy …

      The Monster is FedGov, not the actors in the streets. The radicals of the ’60s and the Antifa of today are merely Kabuki figures, spontaneously generated through tension between FedGov tyranny at one extreme and the opposite extreme of Rightful Liberty.

      That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

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