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Select lyrics written for Rooftop Revolutionaries, founded and fronted by Eleanor.

You can see more lyrics and hear the music at rooftoprevolutionaries.com

Included here:

 

Sick, Tired & Wasted

We’re all sick, tired & wasted

We’re all sick, tired & wasted

You’re not the only one

Low wage

Debt’s cage

Freedom comes in change

We’re all sick, tired & wasted

We’re all sick, tired & wasted

You’re not the only one

School’s become a shooting range

Sex sells, war pays

we can’t abstain.

Take these pills to calm the ills

Low life, high priced dyin’ brought to you by

Fat Cats

with 9 lives

that just won’t die

We’re all sick, tired & wasted

We’re all sick, tired & wasted

You’re not the only one

who’s sick, tired & wasted

sick, tired & wasted

sick, tired & wasted

I’m not the only one

Wasted by design

who’ll fight sick and tired

They won’t give you their permission

to fix the world they broke, yeah!

Oh what a waste!

Oh what a waste!

Oh what a fucking waste!

We’re all sick, tired & wasted

We’re all sick, tired & wasted

I’m not the only one

who’s sick, tired & wasted

We’re all sick, tired & wasted

You’re not the only one

Who’s drunk on apathy

escapin reality

dumbed down, unused, left behind

Here’s your rehab, you wasted youth,

Raise your fist and scream

FUCK YOU!

 

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring!

Lady Liberty lies

busted lip and cries

Corporate goons, yeah you slick tycoons –

wiping blood –

diamond ring.

She won’t listen, she won’t learn

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom –

Hey, can you hear me?

Let Freedom Ring

Scream, if you hear me!

Let Freedom Ring

Going back to your cage

Oh this sick malaise –

and you reach for me

through a love restrained

You’re enslaved –

in your own damn mind.

She ain’t your captor

but I’m your crime

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom –

Hey, can you hear me?

Let Freedom Ring

Scream, if you hear me!

Let Freedom Ring

And you’re enslaved!

And you’re enslaved!

Scream if you hear me!

Hey, can’t you hear me?

Let Freedom Ring

Scream, if you hear me!

Let Freedom Ring

Hey, can’t you hear me?

Let Freedom Ring

Scream, if you hear me!

Let Freedom Ring

 

Complicity

Where were you when this crusade first came?

Holy CIA and Pinochet.

Greed cuts you deep

Bleed as they reap

Neo-cons took up their arms in faith

Genocide wears suits and ties, let’s play

Greed cuts you deep

Bleed as they reap

As they reap, cuts you deep, bleed me

That’s your complicity

Oligarchs and Wall Street sharks, sieg heil

Where will you be when they read your file?

Greed cuts you deep

Bleed as they reap

As they reap, cuts you deep, bleed me

As they reap, cuts you deep,

That’s your complicity

As they reap, cuts you deep, bleed me

That’s your complicity

Oh greed cuts you deep

Bleed as they reap

Oh Bleed – as they reap

 

Kiss My Soul

This cliché empty street –

A mind that’s bittersweet, oh

A hand not holding one

A love song not sung –

Not today –

And that’s ok

Clouds behind my eyes –

A rising storm inside

A trident in your smile –

I weathered yours now mine –

Like rain that washes bare,

Light in this heavy air

It’s not your pain I seek –

Just me

I held my own to be alone –

I drained my will to get your fill

I kiss my soul for coming home

I guess I’m meant to be alone

Alone

I tried with homicide –

Killing off my selfish side

I fought my own damn mind –

Nothing gained, just tired –

Of filling in the lines –

A life of compromise

I think I’ll step aside –

And let me by…

I held my own to be alone –

I drained my will to get your fill

I kiss my soul for coming home

I guess I’m meant to be a –

I held my own to be alone –

I drained my will to get your fill

I kiss my soul for coming home

I guess I’m meant to be alone

Alone

This cliché empty street –

A mind that’s bittersweet, oh

A hand not holding one

A love song not sung –

I held my own to be alone –

I drained my will to get your fill

I kiss my soul for coming home

I guess I’m meant to be a –

I held my own to be alone –

I drained my will to get your fill

I kiss my soul for coming home

I guess I’m meant to be alone

Alone

 

Diamonds

You know they’ll be selling something

Drugs for souls, minds must go

Deals struck, beat, burned, sign that line now

What you’ll save –

Worth the pain

Diamonds, silver, gold

Once you’re cold

Diamonds, silver, gold

Bless my soul!

Made your mind but don’t you use it

Take these lines, getting high

Numb your reason, coz nature lies

You won’t ask why –

sell your life

Diamonds, silver, gold

Once you’re cold

Diamonds, silver, gold

Bless my soul!

Diamonds, silver, gold

Once you’re cold

Diamonds, silver, gold

Bless my soul!

You know they’ll be selling something

Drugs for souls, minds must go

After party’s where it’s at now but

you can’t see it –

Just believe!

Diamonds, silver, gold

Once you’re cold

Diamonds, silver, gold

Bless my soul!

Diamonds, silver, gold

Once you’re cold

Diamonds, silver, gold

Bless my soul!

 

Con Artist

Rock hard intellect, a fallacy

Fluffed up pop is your idolatry

Hipster kool-aid, all the craze

Reality leaves a bitter taste.

If cool meant dissension

Would you break your pretension?

Sold in a melody

Music’s lobotomy

Fast food, cookie cutter

Please drive through

Come again, there’ll be more real soon

How dare you stand up there with vapid lines?!

You’re a voice of a generation,

take some pride!

If cool meant dissension

Would you break your pretension?

Sold in a melody

Music’s lobotomy

Wrapped in a melody

Music’s lobotomy

Oh you’re a slick con

Oh, you’re a good con

Oh, you’re a good con

Oh, you’re a good con

Oh, you’re a good con!

Sold in a melody

Music’s lobotomy

Wrapped in a melody

Music’s lobotomy

 

Home

Home –

is a place not carved in stone.

It rolls, like these thoughts over your soul.

How could I, how could you, how could this be?

Why, what – who am I, rearrange

Take me home.

Go –

Where your dreams lead though you know –

That some, might keep you sleeping so –

You wake, you try, live or die, low to high

I sat between a splintered soul picking sides then

Home.

Meet me home.

Meet me home.

Meet me home.

Meet me home.

How old –

is too young to let go?

How low –

before you let yourself be sold?

You toe the line then turn to find the dotted kind so

cut and sliced, you gathered up your mind and then went

Home.

Meet me home.

Meet me home.

Meet me home.

Meet me home.

Blissful blind –

running out of time.

I’d go back but I’d lose track –

of where I wanna go,

who I wanna be

depends on which me takes the keys and says
Let’s Go.

Let’s go home – let’s go home….meet me home…

 

Sing

Dust in a sunbeam, here we lay our scene

On this small stage, a speck, a line – on endless pages, space and time

You and I, we scribble lives

Sing, now with me

You may say we’re all divine, that fate flows through our veins and I –

belittle life.

But the gods you made to quench your fears –

of dying kill your living years, why?

Why live to die?

Sing, now with me

You stardust souls

I’ll show you home

Sing now with me

These scribbled lives

From nothing rise, come cry your fire

Sing, now with me

You stardust souls

I’ll show you home

Sing now with me

These scribbled lives

From nothing rise, come cry your fire

Sing, now with me

You stardust souls

I’ll show you home

Sing now with me

These scribbled lives

From nothing rise, come cry your fire

Dust in a sunbeam

Here we lay our scene

On this small stage, a speck, a line – on endless pages, space and time

You and I, we scribble lives

 

Folk Devils

Bring me that horizon, let me see it in your eyes and,

Let me go to sleep at night, thinkin that you care

Let me go to sleep at night, rememberin what was there.

Folk devils stealin souls, that’s what you told me

Wrapped in fear, the end is near

Fear my dear,

Fear, fear, fear!

Make them, to break your fall

Fear binds, pull tight the ties

Make them, before we know

Cut throat –

You just let go

You got what you were after:

a line of sheep, a flock

Eatin lies, shittin tithes,

the time bomb goes tick-tock

Hey yeah, it’s a fear devotion

Hey yeah, it’s a mind fuck ride

Hey yeah, come on in and get down

Dance with your morbid fear

Folk Devils are here

Make them, to break your fall

Fear binds, pull tight the ties

Make them, before we know

Cut throat –

You just let go

Hey yeah, it’s a fear devotion

Hey yeah, it’s a mind fuck ride

Hey yeah, come on in and get down

Dance with your morbid fear

Folk Devils are here

bring me that horizon –

lemme see it in your eyes and

lemme go to sleep at night,

thinkin that you care

Hey yeah

Hey yeah

Hey yeah

Hey yeeaaaah!

Make them, to break your fall

Fear binds, pull tight the ties

Make them, before we know

Cut throat –

You just let go

Make them, before we know

Cut throat –

You just let go

Hey yeah, it’s a fear devotion

Hey yeah, it’s a mind fuck ride

Hey yeah, come on in and get down

Dance with your morbid fear

Folk Devils are here