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Broken hearts and porno faces
Desparate smiles and desolate hymns
Altar to the god you murdered
Man of mischief, man of sin
Plastic smiles and silent sickness
Nature crimes and violent witness
Waking, dreaming, loving, screaming
Crimson rushes in

I am a British National Whore
Born in Nineteen Eighty Four

Switchblade trials and cocaine juries
Nothing valued, nothing lost
Temple bells await the preacher
Spirits saved at earthly cost
Skies torn black, the lightning warning
Save yourself, my day is dawning
Plotting, crying, wishing, lying
Desecration, the devil's boast

I am a British National Whore
Born in Nineteen Eighty Four


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The following comments are for "Spirit of the age"
by JonnyT

A Good Year it was !
1984 was a good year, that's for sure. Prophecized long before its time. I have always wondered what it is like. Then I realized that we all seem to be selling ourselves one way or another. We are all that "Man of mischief, man of sin" ... I loved that piece. It has this sense of ... personal detachment ... from one's own life ... or a part of it anyway.

Like she (or indeed he, who could ever tell), looks at self from a distance ... in a neutral manner ...

emmm ... I guess we all have to do that ... doctors do it ... soldiers and professional assassins do it. I guess whores, British or otherwise, will also have to do it to endure and survive.

Nineteen Eighty Four was a good year. Yes it was. Despite the horrors which it has in store for us ... clearly portrayed ... but at least we know the deal ... we have been warned.

Thanks for sharing this brilliant work.

( Posted by: waelnawara [Member] On: October 2, 2008 )

Stirring promise
Loved the rage and menacing undertone here. I'm really impressed by your development, JonnyT, if I can say that without sounding stupid and arrogant (which I probably can't). You had talent back when you first started posting (as I recall), but your newer work shows me that you've worked hard at refining your abilities. I'm really enjoying yoru lyrics these days.

One to watch.

( Posted by: viper9 [Member] On: October 3, 2008 )

Lyrics much need of music. I seldom like the lyrics posted here (own included), but I like these very much. Thoughtful poet-friends, now absent, used to play the game of suggesting an appropriate band... they were better at it than I am. Rather obviously, I want The Clash for this, although I'm at least 20yrs too late. The National might make a decent job of it, but are unfortunately American.

( Posted by: mobiussoul [Member] On: October 3, 2008 )

the punk in me
revels in this. honestly, reading "I am a British National Whore/ Born in Nineteen Eighty Four" left me happy as a pig in shit, probably for all the wrong reasons ;)… your lyrics always have immediacy and urgency, are always piquant and to the point. that’s all you can ask of a good punk song…

if I was less scrupulous I’d steal this… lucky for you I’m a gentleman of high moral fibre.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: October 4, 2008 )

Thanks for the feedback all :-)

( Posted by: JonnyT [Member] On: October 14, 2008 )

head banging
This be palimpsest. Maked my bald head to bob like I still had hair. Good old 'F**K it all' lyrics are a rock and roll treat, the rub is not to sound trite. If there is truth and an adroitness to the lyric it will always fly. This is that - enjoyed it.

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: October 15, 2008 )

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