Unthinking Majority, Uneducated Democracy

Serj Tankian is by far one of my favorite artists in rock music. His funny nasal voice is clearly love it or hate it (he really makes weeeeird voices while singing); in my case I totally love it. Lead singer of System of a Down, he went on a solo career during George W. Bush presidency, denouncing his mandate and his war politics. Even in the years after, he’s been active denouncing social problems and injustice. Two of his songs I particularly like are The Unthinking Majority (2007) and Uneducated Democracy (2012), both timely considering what’s going on in the UK with Brexit and Donald Trump’s run for the White House. I don’t particularly love the sound of Uneducated Majority, but I think the lyrics are very powerful. If you don’t digest rock, he also made a full orchestrated concert (Elect the Dead Symphony) and another symphony album (ORCA).

We don’t need your democracy.
Execute them kindly for me.
Take them by their filthy nostrils
Put them up in doggy hostels.

We don’t need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

We don’t need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

We don’t need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

We don’t need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

I believe that you’re wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

I believe that you’re wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

Ooooohahh…

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

I believe that you’re wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

We don’t need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

We don’t need your democracy.
Execute them kindly for me.
Take them by their filthy nostrils
Put them up in doggy hostels.

(We don’t need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority
The unthinking majority

I believe that you’re wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

When doors of hope open
To illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go of your resistance

As sex scandals dictate
The winding road of realpolitik
The bully runs from his corner
Images rule through the media
Hungry hunger further
The hungry hunger further

Thanks for allowing us to fuck you
Behind closed doors, closed minds
Attractive feudalism
Commercial Orwellianism
[x2]

The final revolution
Will illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go, let go

In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
Without an education there is no real democracy
Without an education there is only hypocrisy

Just you
Sitting alone

Open your eyes
Open your mouths
Close your hands
And make a fist
Down with the system
As we lay helpless against the machine
[x3]

As sex scandals dictate
The winding road of realpolitik
The bully runs from his corner
Images rule through the media
Hungry hunger further
The hungry hunger further

Thanks for allowing us to fuck you
Behind closed doors, closed minds
Attractive feudalism
Commercial Orwellianism

The final revolution
Will illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go of your resistance
[x2]

In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
Without an education there is no real democracy
Without an education there is only hypocrisy
[x2]

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