lyrics in search of music: “better than youthanasia (for the moment)”

I love Billy Bragg.  An example from my uni times here.


http://youtu.be/aCfRcgoPxTw

Something else which came my way today – a beautiful video by Virgin Soldiers which marries music, imagery and sparse colours to great effect.  I shall buy the song when it comes out in February 2014.


http://youtu.be/Yr9VdK7AQ2Q

Meanwhile, here’s a poem which I wrote for and sent off to a progressive blog’s poetry competition.  Doesn’t look like they’re interested in publishing, so here it is instead.  Take it as you will – maybe lyrics in search of some more good music out there?

(Feedback welcome, by the way.)

Better Than Youthanasia (For The Moment)

“Poor people” (not rich)
“Poor people” (not happy)
“Poor people, poor people, poor people”

Getting in the way of
Those who get on with
Lives of considerable achievement

A minority report reports that
The majority of the poor only
Suck up the benefits of the rest of
Us Hard-Working Out There

A minority report reports that
A majority believes the poor actually
Scrounge that (lazy) poverty they claim to work for

Prevention (for the moment) better than cure
Prevention (for the moment) better than youthanasia
Stop the silly buggers engendering life in
The First Place

(The poor have NO First Place in a shimmering world like ours)

“Poor people” (not rich)
“Poor people” (not happy)
“Poor people, poor people, poor people”

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