I against I

Current mood is a clusterfuck of reminiscing about the power surge felt while Bad Brains are blasted out of the speakers inside an abandoned shelter turned into a dodgy bar/club/hangout for those the society deemed misfits and up-to-no-gooders and the power drain felt by the current state of affairs in the world. I find it both fascinating and devastating that the tune below that was brilliantly concocted by Bad Brains almost four decades ago is still very much relevant and spot on. The only difference is that in many ways I felt empowered as fuck when I listened to it decades ago, while these days I find it depressing and debilitating…

In the quest for the test to fulfill an achievement
Everybody’s only in it all for themselves
When the fact of the matter is they just don’t care
To extend a helping hand to anyone else
So tell me why, did you have to lie
And try to make me all confused about the U.S.A.
When the fact of the matter is you just don’t hear
To comprehend or understand a single word I say

I don’t wanna have I go against I!
I don’t wanna have I go against I!
Well let me tell you

The same old story, no factual glory
I against I against I against I against
And I say I don’t like it
And I know I don’t want it
I against I against I against I against I against
Almighty watching
Almighty watching
I against I against I against I against I
And I say I don’t like it
And I know I don’t want it
I against I against I against I against

I said who’s gonna tell the youth about the drugs
About the drugs, mugs, bugs, and the police thugs
About the rotten, stinkin’ rackets and the fantasies
Around the nation
Around the nation
Oh what you gonna do?
I tell you the truth is looking straight at you
Oh baby, baby what you gonna do?
I tell you the truth is looking straight at you

I got a brass continental with a 300 Z
I got a color TV with a video too
I got a rest home in Jamaica with my fantasy for all my family
Around the nation

What you gonna do?

Bad Brains – I Against I

I against I = defeated I (2016)

2 thoughts on “I against I

    1. Right?! It’s fascinating how it is us who add to someone else’s creation/ music the final touch that turns it into a very unique experience. Simply put: an epic clusterfuck! 😜

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