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Feb 23

Metta lyrics 3: Gender and Sexuality

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Lyrics

Gender and Sexuality

A queer proclaimed,
“Gay, straight or bi – whatever you label me you are still judging me”
To this, I nod my head.
No less than a moment later, they asked me, “Are you a boy or a girl?”
Disbelief filled my eyes as I said, “Gender is also a form of hierarchy and oppression.”
I left it at that.

Why does gender matter even to those who claim not to judge?
It is polite to ask pronouns for referencing someone in talk but gender doesn’t matter it’s a social construct.

Feb 22

Metta lyrics: Day 1 and 2

Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in Lyrics

I’ve been writing lyrics for awhile now and I figured I’d share some lyrics with you. Enjoy! Right now I am working on getting a cover of a Rudimentary Peni song down on my guitar – once it sounds decent enough, I’ll post a recording.

Title: Shifting the Gears.

i am the manifestation of the human spirit unbroken and unconquered by the oppressive machine of society. I fell through the gears – I broke the mold – and now I am a wrench tossed in those gears that molded me. I turn my back on the machine and aim to destroy my maker without destroying myself. I am the revolution – in mind, body, and soul. I do not drown my sorrows in substance as my edge is ever sharp. I breathe to overcome all obstacles that obstruct equality and freedom. Breathe in conflict – breathe out resolution. My mind has been carved from within. I took off the blindfolds that covered my eyes, the plugs that deafen my ears, and the binding the bounded my body. I feel, see, hear, think, am what others ignore, can’t or chose not to see. I am not alone. There are many of us. When we come together the world will shake as we burn as one. It will begin the end of the generations of masters and slaves.

Title: The Center can Hold

i don’t have much
but i have my ideals
so at least that’s something.
i have my core.
so at least that’s something.
i have bands that have came and gone
that share my philosophies.
we may not be winning but
i am never alone even when i stand alone.
so that’s something….
that’s something….