1984 (Single)

by Punk Rock Opera

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1.
1984 03:24
Nowhere to run, and nothing to hide From the governments prying eyes Take yourself a soma holiday and get some time away from the brain Welcome to 1984 your apathy has opened up the door now big brother is spying on you Monitoring through an apple II Take your mandatory soma injections Hope you don’t mind if we rig the elections Freedom of speech for those approved Best shut up before your removed Welcome to 1984 your apathy has opened up the door now big brother is spying on you Monitoring through an apple II I say the police are on a killing spree You say it means nothing to me I tell you our democracy is now an oligarchy You say it means nothing to me I say “WHO ARE THE BRAIN POLICE” “People of America, our lord and savoir, Ronald Reagan” “Hello my children, Remember the police are there for OUR protection” What did your S.A.T. say about you? Oh I see you’re a delta too. Speak softly big brother is near never mind he’s already here Welcome to 1984 your apathy has opened up the door now big brother is spying on you Monitoring through an apple II Welcome to 1984 the oligarchy has pried open the door now the government is watching you Monitoring through your apple II
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The time has come, the curtain is drawn to a crowd of men and monsters. Demons with twisted and distorted features. Writhing before my eyes. I look to Tommy; his skin is torn as the announcer says. “Ladies and gentlemen, The Bad Plants” The guitar shatters in my hand, splitters borrow in to my skin. The stage moves and creeks as if to throw us off. As my molars tumble from my ma I look to Ricky as the announcer says. “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bad Plants” Ricky’s hand twists into a large four fingers claw that grabs my throat, and tears it out. As I fall to the stage grasping, holding my neck I look up as the announcer says. “Ladies and gentlemen, The Bad Plants” The Crowd is gone, save for a single man. A figure in a black cloak as the announcer says. “Ladies and gentlemen for an encore, The Bad Plants”

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This is a single from the upcoming album, Punk Rock Opera. a record about 1980s punk music and personal goals and other existential things.

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released November 14, 2015

Mac Cagle

I would like to thank, Katie Kaudse for always being there for me. My family for helping me live and letting me make this room in to a studio. James Vasques for being a cool dude. Harris Maynard and Jack Brazill for their feedback and support. Georgie from KXLU for playing all the honeybee stuff and always playing good music. I also need to thank Livation on KXLU for having me on with The Bee Men.

I want to thank. (in no particular order) The Protomen, The Dead Kennedys (with Jello Biafra), ミドリ (Midori), The Ramones, Death (the punk band), Jimi Hendrix, Eagle “Bones” Falcon Hawk, Libido Fuzz and Black Sabbath. For their influence and great music. And if the Protomen ever need a guitar player well…

This is kind of bitter sweet. This single only exist because Honeybee Jackson fell apart and I needed to get back to making things. Even though it was based on an idea and story I had years before.

Recorded, mixed and mastered over many days in Lobster Punk Music & Art Studio

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