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Rockntractor
11-20-2011, 10:02 PM
Are you ready for the ultra-long, seemingly violent Occupy Wall Street anthem? A new sympathetic song by singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur called, “We Stand as One,” is intended to be a rallying cry for the Occupiers.

But a close look at the lyrics provides some disturbing imagery that causes one to question what, exactly, the ballad is advocating. CNS News’ Dan Gainor has more:

Despite the violence of the anti-war protests, the ‘60s demonstrations were about giving peace a chance. The Occupy Wall Street crowd has a new anthem that is anything but peaceful. The song tells how opponents will have their “body destroyed” or when “strung up you’ll bleed, like the pig you became.”

While Arthur may be an unfamiliar name to some, according to his biography, he has worked with some well-known musicians. In the past, he has apparently collaborated with Peter Gabriel and with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, among others. In addition to being a songwriter, he is also an artist. His album work was nominated for a “best recording package Grammy” in 1999 for the EP “Vacancy.”

Arthur’s latest musical endeavor, inspired by Occupy Wall Street, delves deeply into the reasons why the movement is underway. Paste Magazine describes the tune:

“We Stand As One” is a song filled with reverberating pianos, harmonicas and harmonies, but it’s main function is as a protest song in support of the people occupying Wall Street. It focuses on health care, freedoms and basic needs with a straightforward approach to the lyrics.

What Paste left out, of course, are the bizarre references to violence that stand out throughout the song. Here are a few of the lyrics that should be raising some eyebrows, as it appears as though Arthur’s speaking to the so-called “1 percent”:

Our canvas is freedom
Your blood is our paint [...]

Like a pig you consumed
And like a pig you will roast [...]

And what you won’t share
Will be ripped from your hands
Your body destroyed
The way fire lands
Burning your homes
The privilege you snake
The payback beyond
Anything you could take
Naked you’ll be
And full of regret
And the way they were treated
You’ll long to forget

On Thursday, the singer took to Twitter to say that he supports non-violent protest and “peaceful revolution.” However, the aforementioned lyrics do cause one to question what, exactly, he’s implying in his music:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/grammy-nominated-singers-violent-occupy-anthem-%e2%80%98strung-up-you%e2%80%99ll-bleed%e2%80%99-your-blood-is-our-paint/

Apache
11-20-2011, 10:13 PM
Yep!

Just like the TEA Party....:rolleyes:

Rockntractor
11-20-2011, 10:14 PM
Yep!

Just like the TEA Party....:rolleyes:

Where is Wei's outrage?:confused:

Apache
11-20-2011, 10:22 PM
Where is Wei's outrage?:confused:

THE visual is just too much!

NJCardFan
11-20-2011, 11:34 PM
Where is Wei's outrage?:confused:
You won't see it because he's all for it.

Odysseus
11-21-2011, 12:56 AM
On Thursday, the singer took to Twitter to say that he supports non-violent protest and “peaceful revolution.” However, the aforementioned lyrics do cause one to question what, exactly, he’s implying in his music:

Reminds me of an old Ben Stiller sketch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs8kBgaZAAM

The rapper's press conference sums up the BS. Peace, out. :D

Tipsycatlover
11-21-2011, 10:17 AM
There is no doubt at all that this is what they are moving toward.

They just don't expect anyone to fight back. When someone does, they are the ones who squeal like stuck pigs.

AmPat
11-21-2011, 11:14 AM
‘Your Blood Is Our Paint’: Grammy-Nominated Singer’s New Violent Occupy Anthem
OR;

‘Your Blood Is Our Paint’: Grammy-losing Singer’s New Violent Occupy Anthem:cool:Where are the Orator-In-Chief's admonishments against violent rhetoric? No pronouncements about how the protesters are acting stupidly? No calls for civility?

NJCardFan
11-21-2011, 11:24 AM
OR;
:cool:Where are the Orator-In-Chief's admonishments against violent rhetoric? No pronouncements about how the protesters are acting stupidly? No calls for civility?

Again, why do you ask questions you already know the answer to?

Tipsycatlover
11-21-2011, 11:26 AM
obama can't come out and give them a verbal go-ahead, he just smiles and nods.

AmPat
11-21-2011, 11:35 AM
Again, why do you ask questions you already know the answer to?

Stupid and stubborn I suppose. I do love pointing out the negligence of the press and the hypocrisy of the left. Can't help myself.:(

noonwitch
11-21-2011, 12:43 PM
It's certainly not "The Times, They Are A Changing".

Of course, that song's writer has done ads for Victoria's Secret, so he's just another sell-out in the phony OWS protesters' books.

Rockntractor
11-21-2011, 04:09 PM
Apparently Wei has no problem with the violence advocated in this song. He has no comment.

AmPat
11-21-2011, 04:22 PM
Apparently Wei has no problem with the violence advocated in this song. He has no comment.

Of course not. He must have his hypocrisy shoved in his face first. Police arresting a protester resisting arrest is intolerable violence. Promoting violence by the left is encouraged by leftists everywhere.

Teetop
11-21-2011, 06:29 PM
Good, I welcome all Occtards to try to rip me apart!

I have loads of ammo for the coming zombie apocalypse!

The violence is coming, they keep preaching non-violence, but in the background we know what we hear....

Odysseus
11-22-2011, 11:56 AM
Good, I welcome all Occtards to try to rip me apart!

I have loads of ammo for the coming zombie apocalypse!

The violence is coming, they keep preaching non-violence, but in the background we know what we hear....

This leads to an important question: How can you tell the difference between a zombie and a hippie? There are several answers.

The zombie had to work to get out of the dirt.
The zombie actually wants brains.
The zombie smells better.