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View sitdownstandup's Profile sitdownstandup Flag 10 Apr 20 10.35am Send a Private Message to sitdownstandup Add sitdownstandup as a friend

Song by rapper Scrobius Pip from a while back but pretty apt at this moment in time as we are suffering the effects of this pandemic going around the world.

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Edited by sitdownstandup (10 Apr 2020 12.48pm)

 


Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature hes destroying is this God hes worshipping.

Hubert Reeves

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That is such a brilliant track , i love the way it builds and gets more frenetic then at 2.45 it breaks and the juddering sample kicks in .
Very prophetic

 


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View SamCPFC17's Profile SamCPFC17 Flag Croydon 10 Apr 20 6.07pm Send a Private Message to SamCPFC17 Add SamCPFC17 as a friend

Always loved this track, one of his best along with The Struggle

 

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Yeah it's a mad track. The backing makes it sound even better. For anyone who hasn't watched it, heard it and can't be bothered here's the lyrics... they're a bit long mind:

Hey There, how, how's it going?
Long time no see.
I know I haven't been around much lately
But, it didn't seem like you wanted me to be
The last time I sent down a message you nailed it to the cross
So I figured I'd just leave you to it, let you be your own boss

But I've been keeping an eye on you, I have,
And it's amazing how you've grown.
With your technological advances and the problems you've overthrown,
And all the beautiful art you've created with such grace and such finesse,
But I admit there are a few things I'm afraid have impressed me less.

So I'm writing to apologize for all the horrors committed in my name,
Although that was never what I intended,
I feel I should take my share of the blame.
All the good I tried to do was corrupted
When organised religion got into full swing,
What I thought were quite clear messages were taken to unusual extremes.
My teachings taken out of context to meet the agendas of others,
Interpretations taken to many different ways and hidden meanings discovered

Religion became a tool, for the weak to control the strong
With all these new morals and ethics, survival of the fittest was gone
No longer could the biggest man simply take whatever he needed
'Cause damnation was the price if certain rules were not heeded
Some of the deeds committed in my name
Just made me wonder were I went wrong.
Back at the start when I created this, the foundation seemed so strong.
See all the elements were already here, long before I began,
I just kind of put it all together
I didn't really think out a long-term plan.

I made the sun an appropriate distance and laid the stars across the sky
So you could navigate the globe or simply watch the sun rise
I covered the earth with plants and fruits,
Some for sustenance and some for beauty
I made the sun shine and the clouds rain
So their maintenance wasn't your duty
I tried to give each creature it's own attributes
Without making them enveloped
I gave you all you all your own space to
Grow and in your own way space to develop

I didn't know such development would cause rifts and jealousy
Cause you to war against each other and leave marks on this planet indelibly
You see, I wasn't really the creater, I was just the curator of nature
I want to get something straight with homosexuals right now, I don't hate ya
I was a simple being that happened to be the first to wield such powers
I just laid the ground, it was You that built the towers

It was You that invented bombs, and the fear that comes with them
And it was You that invented money, and the corrupt economic systems
You invented terms like just-war and terms like friendly fire
And it was You that didn't know
When to stop digging deeper, when to stop building higher
It was You that exhausted the resources I carefully laid out on this earth,
And it was You that even saw these
Problems coming but accredited them little worth
It was You that used my teachings for your own personal gain
And it was You that committed such tragedies,
Even though they were in my name

So I apologize for any mistakes I made, and when my words misconstrued
But this apology's to mother nature, cause I created you.

END


Really gotta listen to the song to appreciate it though.

Edited by sitdownstandup (10 Apr 2020 6.28pm)

 


Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature hes destroying is this God hes worshipping.

Hubert Reeves

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 10 Apr 20 8.27pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by sitdownstandup

Yeah it's a mad track. The backing makes it sound even better. For anyone who hasn't watched it, heard it and can't be bothered here's the lyrics... they're a bit long mind:

Hey There, how, how's it going?
Long time no see.
I know I haven't been around much lately
But, it didn't seem like you wanted me to be
The last time I sent down a message you nailed it to the cross
So I figured I'd just leave you to it, let you be your own boss

But I've been keeping an eye on you, I have,
And it's amazing how you've grown.
With your technological advances and the problems you've overthrown,
And all the beautiful art you've created with such grace and such finesse,
But I admit there are a few things I'm afraid have impressed me less.

So I'm writing to apologize for all the horrors committed in my name,
Although that was never what I intended,
I feel I should take my share of the blame.
All the good I tried to do was corrupted
When organised religion got into full swing,
What I thought were quite clear messages were taken to unusual extremes.
My teachings taken out of context to meet the agendas of others,
Interpretations taken to many different ways and hidden meanings discovered

Religion became a tool, for the weak to control the strong
With all these new morals and ethics, survival of the fittest was gone
No longer could the biggest man simply take whatever he needed
'Cause damnation was the price if certain rules were not heeded
Some of the deeds committed in my name
Just made me wonder were I went wrong.
Back at the start when I created this, the foundation seemed so strong.
See all the elements were already here, long before I began,
I just kind of put it all together
I didn't really think out a long-term plan.

I made the sun an appropriate distance and laid the stars across the sky
So you could navigate the globe or simply watch the sun rise
I covered the earth with plants and fruits,
Some for sustenance and some for beauty
I made the sun shine and the clouds rain
So their maintenance wasn't your duty
I tried to give each creature it's own attributes
Without making them enveloped
I gave you all you all your own space to
Grow and in your own way space to develop

I didn't know such development would cause rifts and jealousy
Cause you to war against each other and leave marks on this planet indelibly
You see, I wasn't really the creater, I was just the curator of nature
I want to get something straight with homosexuals right now, I don't hate ya
I was a simple being that happened to be the first to wield such powers
I just laid the ground, it was You that built the towers

It was You that invented bombs, and the fear that comes with them
And it was You that invented money, and the corrupt economic systems
You invented terms like just-war and terms like friendly fire
And it was You that didn't know
When to stop digging deeper, when to stop building higher
It was You that exhausted the resources I carefully laid out on this earth,
And it was You that even saw these
Problems coming but accredited them little worth
It was You that used my teachings for your own personal gain
And it was You that committed such tragedies,
Even though they were in my name

So I apologize for any mistakes I made, and when my words misconstrued
But this apology's to mother nature, cause I created you.

END


Really gotta listen to the song to appreciate it though.

Edited by sitdownstandup (10 Apr 2020 6.28pm)

What a load of hippy cobblers.

God does not exist and if 'he' did, he would not write such a stupid song.

 

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 10 Apr 20 10.15pm Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Originally posted by sitdownstandup

Song by rapper Scrobius Pip from a while back but pretty apt at this moment in time as we are suffering the effects of this pandemic going around the world.

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Edited by sitdownstandup (10 Apr 2020 12.48pm)

Loved it when it came out. Hadn't listened to it for ages. So cheers for that.

His podcast is usually a good listen.

 

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View sitdownstandup's Profile sitdownstandup Flag 11 Apr 20 5.37am Send a Private Message to sitdownstandup Add sitdownstandup as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

What a load of hippy cobblers.

God does not exist and if 'he' did, he would not write such a stupid song.

well music is a divisive subject so fair play - each to their own. I aint sure about the existence of God but if he does exist and he cares about what goes on on the planet then I think there'd be a lot worse songs he could have written.


Edited by sitdownstandup (11 Apr 2020 4.22pm)

 


Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature hes destroying is this God hes worshipping.

Hubert Reeves

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 11 Apr 20 10.26am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by sitdownstandup

well music is a diversive subject so fair play - each to their own. I aint sure about the existence of God but if he does exist and he cares about what goes on on the planet then I think there'd be a lot worse songs he could have written.

Edited by sitdownstandup (11 Apr 2020 5.38am)

That is a lot of speculation and a huge dose of sentimentality.
Earth was always doomed in terms of biological diversity and pollution when mankind became the dominant species. Our sheer numbers and consequent demands on the planet were and are inevitable.

The only way to 'rescue' our little planet from these problems is to reduce the human population significantly, but the same kind of sentimentality that makes you worry about animals and trees prevents us from doing what needs to be done.

We have to sterilise a large chunk of the population, especially in the poorer countries, and force the greedier ones to use fewer resources.
Sadly, this won't happen, so one can write as many songs as they like about it if it makes them feel better.
Don't worry, it will all come to an end one day no matter what. For Earth, in few billion years and for you and me, in a considerably shorter time. Just enjoy what we have now.

Happy days.

 

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View SamCPFC17's Profile SamCPFC17 Flag Croydon 11 Apr 20 12.40pm Send a Private Message to SamCPFC17 Add SamCPFC17 as a friend

One of the reasons the track is so good is that it works regardless of whether you believe in God or not.

The song's main message is that if there is some kind of God, it's hugely unlikely they'd care about the trivialities (sexuality, wearing a veil etc.) which the purveyors of organised religion seem to think are so important.

Effectively the track is a plea for Humanism. Its message is that even if there is a God, it's still up to humans to try and not mess everything up.

Edited by SamCPFC17 (11 Apr 2020 12.40pm)

 

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View sitdownstandup's Profile sitdownstandup Flag 11 Apr 20 12.48pm Send a Private Message to sitdownstandup Add sitdownstandup as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

That is a lot of speculation and a huge dose of sentimentality.
Earth was always doomed in terms of biological diversity and pollution when mankind became the dominant species. Our sheer numbers and consequent demands on the planet were and are inevitable.

The only way to 'rescue' our little planet from these problems is to reduce the human population significantly, but the same kind of sentimentality that makes you worry about animals and trees prevents us from doing what needs to be done.

We have to sterilise a large chunk of the population, especially in the poorer countries, and force the greedier ones to use fewer resources.
Sadly, this won't happen, so one can write as many songs as they like about it if it makes them feel better.
Don't worry, it will all come to an end one day no matter what. For Earth, in few billion years and for you and me, in a considerably shorter time. Just enjoy what we have now.

Happy days.

But there are worse songs he could have written aren't there? Or maybe this is actually the worst song ever written by him or anybody else in history which is a bit of an achievement too I guess.


Edited by sitdownstandup (11 Apr 2020 12.51pm)

 


Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature hes destroying is this God hes worshipping.

Hubert Reeves

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 11 Apr 20 7.40pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by sitdownstandup

But there are worse songs he could have written aren't there? Or maybe this is actually the worst song ever written by him or anybody else in history which is a bit of an achievement too I guess.


Edited by sitdownstandup (11 Apr 2020 12.51pm)

The song is religious/hippy twaddle but then most songs are twaddle.

 

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.TUX. Flag 11 Apr 20 8.34pm

Fires last year and now a plague?

Hmm..........

 


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