#MM Music Challenge — Start, Act, Knock it Down

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 I decided to re-write the lyrics to the song and am including the youtube so you can sing along with my revised lyrics if you choose.

 

 

There’s nothing happening here.
What it is is exactly clear.
There are men with guns over here.
Speak the truth and die if you dare
I think it’s time we start, act, knock it down
Make it better, tear it down

The battle lines done got drawn
Left and right, the division’s what’s wrong
Young ones numb with their phones
Activism’s met with just groans
I think it’s time we start, act, knock it down
Make it better, tear it down

Big Brother does as he please
Cams watch, bugs listen to us sneeze
Count on our inertia disease
They poison water and mow down the trees
I think it’s time we start, act, knock it down
Make it better, tear it down

We gotta wake up from the spell
Where it’s headed you know damned well
They’ve won when you’re too numb for afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

I think it’s time we start, act, knock it down
Make it better, tear it down
I think it’s time we start, act, knock it down
Make it better, tear it down
I think it’s time we start, act, knock it down
Make it better, tear it down
I think it’s time we start, act, knock it down
Make it better, tear it down

lyrics based on “For What It’s Worth,” written by Stephen Stills

Jim Adams is the rock and roll loving host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Music Challenge.  Jim says:
The challenge today is to focus on [Buffalo Springfield’s, “For What It’s Worth”] and use it for inspiration in any form of creative expression.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh well done Lisa! I’ve always loved that song 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christine 🙂 The dangers are the same as yet different as they were 50 years ago.

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  2. Stephen Stills would be proud of your poem, as you did real justice to these lyrics.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Jim.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. rivrvlogr says:

    Excellent! Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. badfinger20 says:

    it’s good Lisa…I despise Big Brother. With the new technology it’s so easy now.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, and face recognition and how you can edit legal documents (redaction without a trace that the client will never know about) scare the …… out of me.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. badfinger20 says:

        Everything can be manipulated now. I worked with some high level IT security guys that were consultants. They told me to turn turn Siri off my iphone because that is a common way the goverment can get in…I thought they were joking but they were not.
        I’m not a big conspiracy guy but they were dead serious.

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  5. pvcann says:

    I like the song even more now, great work Lisa.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Paul, thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. pvcann says:

        My pleasure Lisa 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Carol Anne says:

    Bravo! Well done on the rewrite! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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