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“As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than what they can.” - Julius Caesar

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No one noticed when the discourse started to spin

The story that matters getting buried alive beneath the mass of ad hominem

True reality TV, a confectionary for your eyes

A good ol’ fashioned spectacle is always better than lies

Manufactured celebrities, cult of personalities

Government win public fail

Tiger chases its own tail 

Corporate culture sprouting seeds 

Obsessed with triviality

Ambassadorial duplicity, loathing of democracy

Dictator regimes, splitting wide at the seams beneath the weight of their hypocrisy 

Oh, but the gossip burns the ears and titillates all of the senses

Like ‘dozers rolling over the story, left whitewashed and defenseless

Abandon all causality, escalating casualties

Government win public fail

Tiger chases its own tail 

Corporate culture sprouting seeds 

Obsessed with triviality

Hold fast! Don’t buy the trick! Don’t!

Don’t fall for the bait and switch.

We gotta see past, see through all the shit.

We gotta move on, move on, move on...

Fight forward! Open your mouth! Shout!

‘til counter-bullshit discourse resounds. 

Up! Up now! Get up with your voice!

We gotta move on, move on, up and out!

Public win government fail 

Tiger biting its own tail

Social culture sprouting seeds 

Sturdy, vibrant polity!

Up now! Get up with with your voice! Up! Up! Up!

Fight forward! Open your mouth! Shout! Shout! Shout!

Up now! Get up with with your voice! Up! Up! Up!

Fight forward! Open your mouth! Shout! Shout! Shout! Shout!

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from Songs In The Key Of Strife, released March 15, 2013
Written by Marek Vermin

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The Martyr Index Calgary, Alberta

The Martyr Index is your favourite fist-in-the-air, banner-flying, ol' dirty pinko rock and roll band, hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Surrounded by the opulence of what could be considered the Bahrain of North America, they are exactly the kind of contradiction that you would expect from a quasi-anarchist discourse feeding off the fruits of unrepentant frontier capitalism. ... more

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