jess st. jess (court_jesster) wrote,
jess st. jess

fanmix - queen takes jack: a fuck prop. 8 mix.

Medium: general.
Title: queen takes jack: a f*ck prop. 8 mix.
Notes: i decided to take all of the pain and rage that i felt about the passing of proposition 8 which, in case you live under a rock, was to put a constitutional ban on gay marriage, and attempt to channel it into a positive, creative outlet. i saw such mixed emotions and reactions in the lgbt community and from our supporters and because music is my religion, i tried to compile a mix that accurately reflected some of the things i've been seeing and feeling regarding this nonsense.

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01. dirty business - the dresden dolls
raise your glass, we have incorporated
place your bets. we're all so sick of waiting.
queen takes jack.
you got me this time but i'll get you back. so pick a number.

to all the ones who tried the most: was I supposed to cheer your efforts?
sorry that I chose so poorly.
golly gee, am I the poster girl?

02. androgyny - garbage
nothing in life is set in stone.
there's nothing that can't be turned around

nobody wants to be alone, everybody wants to love someone.
out of the tree, go pick a plum
why can't we all just get along?

03. you don't care about us - placebo
you don't care about us.

it's your age. it's my rage.

04. changes - david bowie
and these children that you spit on
as they try to change their world
are immune to your consultation.
they'll quite aware what they're going through.

don't tell them to grow up and out of it.
where's your shame? you've left us up to our necks in it.

05. pride (in the name of love) - u2
in the name of love.
what more in the name of love?

06. the whole shebang - grant lee buffalo
we'll take the whole shebang.
all or nothing, anything.
ecstacy's the birthright of our gang.

we'll take the whole shebang.
free your heart of guilt and shame.
come and claim what's yours: the whole shebang.

07. won't get fooled again - the who
i'll tip my hat to the new constitution,
take a bow for the new revolution,
smile and grin at the change all around me,
pick up my guitar and play just like yesterday.
then i'll get on my knees and pray we don't get fooled again.

08. everybody wants the same thing - scissor sisters
love is what i want.
love is what i give.
right here's where i'm finding it.
that's how i'm gonna live.

everybody wants the same thing.
everybody wants the same thing.
no trading places on the chain gang.
it doesn't matter how you swing it,
everybody wants the same thing.

09. under pressure - queen & david bowie
insanity laughs, under pressure we're cracking.
can't we give ourselves one more chance?
why can't we give love that one more chance?

'cause love's such an old fashioned word
and love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night
and loves dares you to change our way of caring about ourselves
this is our last dance
this is ourselves
under pressure.

10. across the universe - rufus wainwright (beatles cover)
sounds of laughter, shades of life
are ringing through my open ears, exciting and inviting me.
limitless, undying love which shines around me like a million suns
it calls me on and on across the universe.

jai guru deva om.
nothing's gonna change my world

11. the waiting song - ani difranco
the system gives you just enough
to make you think that you see change
they'll sing you right to sleep
and then they'll screw you just the same.

but maybe if we wait,
if we wait things will improve.
maybe we just wait
and things will improve
you know, they've got to improve.

12. what's up - 4 non blondes
and i try, oh my god do i try.
i try all the time, in this institution.
and i pray, oh my god do i pray.
i pray every single day for a revolution.

and so i cry sometimes
when i'm lying in bed
just to get it all out, what's in my head
and i am feeling a little peculiar.
and so i wake in the morning and i step outside
and i take a deep breath and i get real high
and i scream at the top of my lungs,
'what's going on?'

13. us & them - pink floyd
us and them.
and after all, we're only ordinary men.
me and you.
god only knows it's not what we would choose to do.

'haven't you heard it's a battle of words?'
the poster bearer cried.
'listen son,' said the man with the gun,
'there's room for you inside.'

down and out
it cant be helped, but there's a lot of it about.
with, without.
and who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?

14. sing - the dresden dolls
there is thing keeping everyone's lungs and lips locked.
it is called fear and it's seeing a great renaissance.
after the show you can not sing wherever you want.
but for now let's all pretend that we're gonna get bombed.
so sing.

life is no cabaret, we don't care what you say.
we're inviting you anyway.
you motherfuckers, you'll sing someday.

xx - tt
Tags: civil rights, faggotry, fanmix, pride, prop. 8
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