Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils Fit

Kate Parker Adams kate@dnki.net
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 21:45:21 -0500

I guess my subconscious went back to basics last night ... This one came 
immediately to mind (particularly the latter verse)

There's a shit storm a'coming
I feel it coming soon
There's a time and a place
And a moment in space
When the fat boys call the tune
There's a bubble a bouncing
And it's bouncing my way
There's two sticks in the powderworks
I think it's gonna blow today

There's a shit storm a coming
They're getting in for one free bite
I was taken by surprise
By the glint in the eyes of a sweet campaign
Smelling strongly of lies
You're the original Mr. Clean
But the closeups make you look awful mean
You're just a con man raving saying nothing new

and ...
Girls are not smiling
The stars have gone out
The man with the landslide
Has his head in the ground ....

...Before we dream of a time
When those men come from West Point


Kilopascals in my finger
God is hiding in His teacup

The (oil) companies
Got more rights than people, oh yeah
Got more say than people, oh yeah

I think that's enough for now ...

At 09:05 PM 3/18/03 -0500, Beth Curran wrote:
>Yup, Minutes to Midnight says it all.  I had a major blue fit yesterday
>after putting RSIS in, too many songs there are applicable to our
>wonderful situation right now.  I'll need to retire that one for a few
>Illegitimi non carborundum - Beth
>-----Original Message-----
>From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
>[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu] On Behalf Of Tari, Vince
>Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:19 PM
>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: RE: [Powderworks] Oils Fit
>A few lines from these 2 songs sum up the feeling for me at the moment ;
> From Blossom & Blood -
>"All the people with dreams, all mothers with sons
>All people with dreams never woken at night by the sound of guns"
> From Minutes to Midnight -
>"I look at the clock on the wall
>It says three minutes to midnight
>Faith is blind when we're so near"
>"I.C.B.M's, S.S.20's they lie so dormant they got so many "
>No explanation required really.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bruce Robertson [mailto:the_oil_fish@yahoo.ca]
>Sent: Wednesday, 19 March 2003 8:10 AM
>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: [Powderworks] Oils Fit
>Greetings Fellow Workers of the World,
>Some of us have been sharing how the Oils have surfaced in surprising
>almost mystical ways during the day to day living out of our lives.
>the current crisis, the Oils seem to speak louder than ever and, as
>directly to the heart of the matter. So here's a question:
>Which Oils song seems most relevant to the drama unfolding in the Cradle
>Western Civilization?
>I find myself humming "KOSCIUSKO" lately. "Call off the ultimatum until
>yesterday" and "No stranger to brutality...no end to the hostility..."
>especially "older than Kosciusko" really resonate. There are a score or
>other tunes, but KOS gets my vote for the most relevant in light of last
>night's presidential address.
>Please, no need to comment on your own hawk or dove orientation (or
>else's)  just what you hear the songs saying.   :)
>bruce in calgary
>"Where is the hope of a clean tomorrow?
>Hope only offers when justice is coming,
>Now is the time to heal"  ~ MO
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