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Words and Music Written and Performed by Lisa Rein
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I wrote this song after having a conversation with a friend of mind about the crazy dichotomy that has become our existence living as Americans.
We talk about bringing democracy to the middle east, and are killing people over it, yet we work with non-democratic governments to keep democracy from the people of another country, if the price is right.
In the song, I start out with China, but I end up here at home. What kind of a democracy is so greedy its government cuts emergency relief efforts out of the budget, while spending billions of dollars overseas to kill the people of Iraq in the very name of democracy? Our current "democracy," that's what kind.
I'm not trying to pick on Google either. This is about all of us, and what we've all been tolerating, for years now, and about that horrible feeling you get when you realize that you don't live in a democracy anymore, and it doesn't seem like you can really do anything about it.
Also of note is that I recorded the vocal and guitar tracks using Audio Recorder and the built in microphone on my mac laptop.
Although I did mix it together in protools afterwards, I think it's a great example of how far you can get with consumer grade equipment/software these days.
(O) Lisa Rein "Democracy" firstname.lastname@example.org 2006 V.1.0
This song is also available under the EFF's Open Audio License.