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LYRICS


LOVE YOUR ENEMY
(written 2000/recorded 2002/revised 2003/2005)


never rest your head and sleep
if you can’t walk try to creep
innovations are so rare
plagiarists are everywhere
find a niche of style you own
alone

spray the symbols of protest
global revolt drawn on your chest
stones against the uniforms
break the windows, break the norms
you would like yourself to be
a revolutionary

but a style is not a property
and the system’s flexibility
takes advantage of its foes and fights
incorporates all like phagocytes
from a robber-chief with a misbelief
to a sponsored fool cleaned out

touching things are commercialized
and your soul is sold out
the machine loves its enemies
sucks them out, feeds all quiet

computer games deal with your fate
you stand for love and stand for hate
see your eyes stare from the shirts
worn by the housewives and the nerds
every-one would like to be
a revolutionary

assimilated by the world itself
usable lifework putrifies to pelf
to feed and milk the good-for-nothing crowd
that demands court-jesters for their rout
from a robber-chief with a misbelief
to a sponsored fool cleaned out

touching things are commercialized
and your soul is sold out
the machine loves its enemies
sucks them out, feeds all quiet

assimilated by the world itself
usable lifework putrifies to pelf
to feed and milk the good-for-nothing crowd
that demands court-jesters for their rout
from a robber-chief with a misbelief
to a sponsored fool cleaned out


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