There are songs that stand out from most others -- songs that speak to the archetypal within us, songs that are written and sung from the deepest parts of the human soul, songs that cross nations and cultures and transcend the times. The song "Outback of Bohemia" is one of these... (get Lyrics here)
The theme, while familiar, is oh-so-achingly, poignantly, unaddressed in our time...our freedom and liberty are under assault in unprecedented ways using unprecedented technologies.
For me the haunting symbol of "a hurricane of darkness" draws on our intuited understanding of the maelstrom of evil sweeping through our land (and so many others).
Yet the words, symbols, and passion of Steve Nebel's lyrics are carried into your heart on the winds of the aural resonance of Kristi Nebel's unforgettable voice, evoking the deep compassion within all of us and stoking the embers of liberty and justice, and encouraging the millions of individual 'candles' maintaining the light against the relentless encroachment of the darkness.
While the context of the song is framed around America, for me it so poignantly applies to any place where the fight for freedom and liberty is under assault by the forces of evil (one could see the people of Syria, Egypt, Wisconsin...etc. singing this song en masse, holding candles & sharing stories of the fight against the darkness of tyranny).
This song by artists Steve Nebel and Kristi Nebel exemplifies the "singing against the darkness" motif of the Augur Kythe, and encouraging all those that stand up singing for justice and liberty against the forces of tyranny and oppression in all its forms, and as such becomes the first song by external artists to be featured on the Augur Kythe site.
My deepest thanks and appreciation go to Steve for writing this beautiful song and to Kristi for the vocals that reach into you and emplore your soul to respond (and appreciation also to Steve for the sweet guitar).
All human beings are born into governmental and social systems which we did not devise. We are taught to believe that our leaders do the right thing and tell us the truth.
This is not necessarily the case...
All nations implement social control methods buttressed by internal law. When a nation's reins of power are held in tyranny, these same methods and laws are used to control, hurt, or kill people who, for whatever justification, don't count to those in power.
...and many of those harmed/killed in 'conflicts' are innocents - human beings of all ages (many children, adults of all ages, elderly) just making their way through life when the government forces harm, imprison, torture, kill them...
All too often, innocent human voices that cry out for peace, for discussion, for openness, for justice are met by the violence of imprisonment, torture, and/or death.
Changing these tyrannical systems is hindered by the reluctance of those who feel safe to stand in opposition to such forces willing to use violence to control people, especially when such forces come cloaked in governmental (& increasingly corporate) authority.
Yet all are in peril from tyrannical forces, especially when they have the governmental 'authority' to justify every action.
This isn't what people wanted -- We the peoples of every nation form governments to protect ourselves and secure our interests.
We, as human beings, did not grant any government the right to harm us.
We must find a way of governance that prevents the shedding of innocent blood...
...play the 1st verse of Legacy... Lyrics
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In December of 2010, the people of Tunisia rose up against the tyranny of the Zine el Abidine Ben Ali regime, lighting the flames of freedom that would sweep through the Middle East and North Africa.
Later in December of 2010, the people of Algeria rose up against the tyranny of the Abdelaziz Bouteflika regime
In January of 2011,
In February of 2011,
Increasingly around the world people are actively rejecting tyranny in its various guises--whether framed as nationalism or religion or pure brutal power, the people of the world are demonstrating that they will throw off the yoke of tyranny that has dominated their lives, regardless of the ongoing “evil acts by desperate tyrant regimes”.
The message from the Arab Spring has been heard around world:
Fear is Broken and the Right to Liberty shall not be denied.
This song “Breakdown (Arab Spring)” is inspired by and dedicated to the people in these lands that are fighting for their freedom against the tyranny in their lives.
updated: 6.21.2012 new instrument in latest song mix
In the past years we have seen the rise of the systems of 'Industrial Medicine', absorbing all the doctors into cold corporate machines focused on maximizing profit from the illness, pain, and misery we suffer, and bilking Medicare at every turn.
Millions are without care, many tens of thousands of people are needlessly killed by ‘mistakes’ made by doctors and hospitals every year, more than 100 million Americans live in chronic pain, and the callous exploitation of our lives by the 'medical profession' is only accelerating.
The song White Coat assails and satirizes the 'only-profit-matters' system of Industrial Medicine, crying out against the widespread abuses causing harm to real human beings and against the ongoing Hell suffered by patients in illness and pain untreated (or undertreated) by those who claim to be our 'Healers'...
This use of people's pain as a new 'pain-compliance' methodology seems implemented to ensure institutional control and to silence dissent, yet in the face of such corruption we cannot be silent.This song is an attempt to give voice to those suffering from an uncaring, and all too frequently hostile, and dehumanizing system of "Medicine".
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