06. the iron law of oligarchy

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THE IRON LAW OF OLIGARCHY

Sometimes I’m getting
So sick and tired of inbetweens
I miss the comfort to know
What right and wrong means

So many times
I’ve seen that noble and wise
Were indeed just another case of
Ruthless monsters in disguise

I don’t trust conventions
But I may believe in sympathy
Maybe it could lead the way
Through this hateful misery.

Because too many ideals
Held by kindhearted and nice
Were used to justify
This slavery in disguise.

So many pure things
Were sold and abused
With people standing holloweyed
Helpless and confused

I’ve seen the hearts of gold
Decayed by rust
The ancient tomes of lore
Turned into dust

Shining manifestos
Falling into disuse
The circle is always full
They win, we loose

I’ve seen betrayed revolutionaries
Choking on their own words
Burning with despair
Falling. Fallen. Broke.

Too often open hand
Has turned into the clenched fist
But I desperately wish I could believe
That liberty exists.

Under this darkness
We are all halfblind
Is anyone going to find
The justice

Tell me what justice is.

It’s a fuckin’ swamp
Tell me what is justice

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from SOLITARY, POOR, NASTY, BRUTISH, AND SHORT, released November 11, 2013

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Mountainside Kaunas, Lithuania

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As the Lithuanian music export site www.mxl.lt puts it: „Mountainside is one of the most remarkable bands in Lithuanian rock. They stand out quite like a mountain, blending diverse styles from stoner to psychedelic rock into one heavy rocking musical monolith and sounding like nothing else. "
Jurij Dobriakov, www.mxl.lt.
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