Civil Disobedience

by Funk Vigilante

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1.
Is everybody ready? Stand Up. Forget everything you think you know Right now Just let it go... Get ready to follow me now on this funky free flow Cause the banks got the power but their money is fake These politicians picking my pockets then they lie to my face They're selling me wars Selling me lies Selling me genocide In the name of the cross wrapped up in the flag They're selling me lie after lie ain't no use denying it But this time we ain't buying it We ain't buying it People ignorant, apathetic and compliant And this is how we allow the corruption, the violence Our silence divides us but united we defy So who will stand, who will fight, who will testify? Time to stand up Not just to stand up Stand up because it's right Now maybe you can fool some of the people at least some of the time but you can never fool all of the people all of the time And my mama didn't raise no fool So I am gonna stand up tall Yeah, I will testify Newsman, newsman Quit lying to me Talking nothing but constant propaganda on your t.v. screen You don't scare me I ain't believing your lies No I will stand I will fight I will testify Stand up Not just to stand up Stand up because it's right And when we stand up they can't with withstand us Stand up because it's right Stand up We're getting bigger, getting harder the farther we go We're getting stronger, getting faster the more that we know Antagonize us and divide us and they take control They try to buy me with the lies but I won't sell my soul You'll never slow me down, no you can't stop us now Vigilante standing up Forever We ain't backing down Know that this is real Know that this is right Know that you can't take a fucking rebel down without a fight This is the defiance This is the resistance This is why I practice civil disobedience Civil Disobedience
2.
Click. Bang. Here we go The Vigilante has arrived and we start the show Roll out the red carpet Cut the red tape Cause the funk is defined by the lines we break The beats are alive and the vibe is real So stand up and tell me now How do you feel? Sitting on top of the world, yeah we own it Take a minute just to live in the moment Boom! I'm up on the front lines Bringing they soldiers home It's all we need but you got to believe it now Bang! I'm up on the front lines Stop! Hey what's that sound We can be free you just got to believe it now Hell yeah, freedom, hell yeah. Ghosty Boy I'm a mean machine I got the funk style like you can't believe I break the beat down and bring the sweet sound with ease Bounce like a trampoline When you hear these rhythms and feel the vibe My rhymes are toxic like cyanide I talk sick shit, my wick is lit to pop like a stick of dynamite Boom! I'm up on the front lines Bringing they soldiers home It's all we need but you got to believe it now Bang! I'm up on the front lines Stop! Hey what's that sound We can be free you just got to believe it now Hell yeah, freedom, hell yeah.
3.
Dear mama, I just wanted to let you know Mama, I just wanted to say that I miss you, and I can't wait to get back home Did they talk about us on the news today? Did they tell everybody how we are fighting for your freedom? Mama, this uniform gets so warm in the desert sun Don't worry mama my machine gun will keep me cool At least until the storm has begun With every breath The truth becomes clearer Falsified in this depraved theater Round we and round we go I can't hear you... With every step the lie becomes weaker falsified in this depraved theatre round and round we go I can't hear you And you play along You sing that song March to the drums of war and fear in this This deception Communication is lost in all the smoke and mirrors Dear mama my blood is drying in these desert sands I'm not sure but I think I took a shot Everything is spinning, I'm getting dizzy it's hard to breathe The desert sun is getting hot Don't worry mama my machine gun is getting cool and I've lost the urge to write but mama does it comfort you to know this, that the box that I come home in will be dressed in stars and stripes? With every step the lie becomes weaker falsified in this depraved theatre round and round we go I can't hear you With every breath the truth becomes clearer Falsified in this depraved theatre Round and round we go I can't hear you say.... And you play along You sing that song March to the drums of war and fear in this This deception Communication is lost in all the smoke and mirrors
4.
Holy Land 05:19
Holy Land Bring they soldiers home to they mothers and they fathers to the sisters and they brothers to they sons and they daughters to they friends and they lovers Let's not pretend this is something other than another rich man's war Just like every one before Just like all the reasons why are always fucking lies Did you really believe that it would be different this time? And another mother cries while another one of my brothers bleed Don't you know there's no such thing as dying to be free? No, you didn't for me Cause when you give your life for war You always die for some asshole that ain't worth dying for Leave them alone Just come home Leave this middle eastern holy land Bring they soldiers home to they fathers and they mothers to they brothers and they sons to they sisters and they daughters To their lovers and their friends cause brother, these wars don't ever end And by the time their done there will be no liberty left to defend Cause freedom doesn't come out of the barrel of a gun and neither does democracy but guess what? Slavery does. Cause it ain't us against them This is a war waged on us and everything that we believe and all the people that we love And the bigger the lie the more likely we will believe it Cause those who don't know history will be doomed to repeat it Leave them alone Just come home Leave this middle eastern holy land Just come home No it ain't worth it soldier The cost is too high We don't need to spill anymore of our blood for your lies No more Of our blood For your lies
5.
Revolution 05:38
Revolution Tick tick tick... the clock is ticking... ...set to detonate... I'm a fire igniter I'm a riot inciter I'm a pyromaniacal prophet with a lighter and I got the desire to watch an empire fall fire it up, fire it up I've been provoked and I've been deprived I got the blood and the soul of Saturn inside me Set before sun Retribution fire it up fire it up The elite are out of their minds and out of control Funk V Yeah, we attack with the style and the soul and protect the process or peaceful protest fire it up fire it up But when we see the status quo is murder and lies These elites are out of control and out of they minds Then it's up to people to set things right fire it up fire it up Tick tick tick... the clock is ticking... ...I think it's gonna be a revolution. Rebels let me see you put your fists in the sky Burn it all tonight, we'll set it all alight I'm a fire igniter I'm a riot inciter I got the soul of a poet I got the mind of a fighter And if there's one thing I know it's that politicians are liars Fire it up, fire it up The lie about war they lie about peace they lie about oil in the middle east they tell lies about hell and lies about heaven You really think they told the truth about 9/11? The world is waking up to the writing on the wall one by one Let the light guide you Listen to the soul inside you Because the truth is in the writing on the wall Did you read it? It said the clock is ticking tick tick tick... ...set to detonate... ...I think it's gonna be... ...I think it's gonna be a revolution. People let me see you put you fists in the sky Burn it all tonight, we'll light the world on fire Rebels let me see you with your fists in the sky Fire it up Cause a tyrant is gonna die tonight The time has come Tyranicide Yes, the clock is ticking...
6.
Riot Police 04:13
Megaphone man Put on my top hat I step up to the podium We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a special report on the N.W.O. We gotta beat it, beat it, beat it Resolve to defeat it Because they all stand for control We're going to rise because we know what real freedom is for So let's go Turn it up. This could be the world that you read about back in 1984 Big brother, big brother is watching you and the police are on patrol They're gonna beat it, beat it, beat it Too lost to read it Because they all stand for control We got a right/left Right/Left paradigm as we march towards the war Turn it up. Big brother Big brother has come to care The all-seeing eye has come to stare The Illuminati knows all, controls all and owns all Everybody protest in the street Fuck the riot police Fuck the riot police
7.
Worst President Ever Hey yo, is this a free speech zone? Well let me tell you a little story about a boy named George White male, Christian, American born And raised in Texas Blessed with a wealthy home And he was in this secret club called skull and bones Now maybe his grades weren't the greatest and he ruined every business he operated Cocaine got him in trouble with the law but that's okay, his daddy helped get him a job Diebold riggin the polls and bringin the worst and don't forget you heard on Fox news first But what did you expect? It's an election It's not some kind of popularity contest So in come the neo-con administration With the President hell bent on destroying the nation and taking the rest of the world down with'em See, now your going down in history as the Worst President Ever I swear to god he's retarded He can barely speak english How did this dick ever get to be President to begin with? Idiot in chief thinkin he's above the law Did everything short of killing a baby on the White House lawn And got off scot free Never faced prosecution Wiping his ass with the constitution Replacing propaganda in the place of fact and who would of thought he'd be a homicidal maniac? He killed hundreds and thousands Maybe a million Innocent civilians Women and children Ran up trillions in debt and let's forget the WMD's Did they find them yet? Or was that just one of dubya's conspiracy theories? Now Iran has a nuclear program (Oh, really?) You'll forgive me if I don't believe a word you say like any detainee from Guantanamo Bay Dick mixing politics with religion the Patriot act is an attack on patriotism You got FEMA, katrina, and I could go on But dudes done more shit than I can fit in one song So if you set out to be a traitor and a jerk and the most miserable failure on the face the earth and make the place worse the whole time you're in office then I'm thinking it's safe to say Mission accomplished Worst President Ever. Yes he was. Worst President Ever. Dude you suck. Let it be said Let it be known Let history state and let the record show he was the Worst President Ever "Hey Ghosty" "Yeah" "Who are you to judge?" Well thanks for asking I'm just a good old-fashioned badass Bush bashing Red-blooded Freedom loving Funk Vigilante Working hard to put food on my family Patriotic dissent representing the truth We gotta know: Is our children learning yet? They say: Fool me once, shame on...shame on you You fool me you can't get fooled again So Obama I'm talking directly to you Now we can tell when a neocon's dressed in blue So what are you going to do? The whole world is watching Are you gonna step up and just stop this nonsense? Come on, let's move on and look forward to the future, a new tommorow Cause the free people will never ever be defeated and this may be self-evident but it should be repeated: I propose a toast to the party Come on raise those glasses up everybody and let's drink Let's drink to a new millineum The first 9 years? Nah, I Never heard of 'em So here's to the end of oil and drug wars Here's to robbing the rich and giving back to the poor Here's to an informed public and a responsible press and here's to thinking a little bit more about who we elect Here's to anyone who stood up on the front line Here's to everyone who ever held a protest sign Here's to all of these heroes All throughout history Who fought for what's right in the face of stupidity Here's to taking the power back from these dicks Like they did in 1776 Here's to leaving these middle eastern people be and last but not least Here's to being free Everybody in the world get ready to celebrate Cause we be looking forward to better days Hey Bush! Guess what? Time's up, Your term is over There's never gonna be a fucking new world order So Dubya give it up You're passed and played out Don't let the White House door hit your dumb-ass on the way out Good riddance Goodbye It's 2009 It's your farewell party But your not invited Worst President Ever Let it be said let it be known Let history state and let the record show Worst President Ever, so here's your song and everybody in the entire world can sing along Fuck you Mr.President In the court of public opinion the defendant George W. Bush has been convicted guilty of being the worst president in all of recorded history Consider yourself retro-actively impeached you piece of shit Traitor Fuck you Worst President Ever

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released September 27, 2009

Funk Vigilante is

Ghosty Boy
Matt Bass
Josh Boudreau
Judson Mackay
and Jon Baglo

Produced by Eric Hogg
and Ghosty Boy

Mixed and Mastered by Eric Hogg

Drums Engineered and mixed by Adam Sutherland at Infinite Studios

Artwork and Layout by Evan Pine-Tepoorten
Logo/additional design by Dante
Photography by Justin Baglo

Additional vocals on Smoke & Mirrors and shaker on Holy Land by Eric Hogg

All songs written by Funk Vigilante
All lyrics written by Ghosty Boy

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