Nurr Goth Isn’t Political #18 – Lords of the New Church: Open Your Eyes

My friend just let me know about this band, a sort of supergroup of gothpunk and punk bands. And this is a useful place to point out that, regardless of the genre, being radical in some elements of politics doesn’t mean that you don’t have some problematic themes in your music.

lyrics after the cut

Lords of the New Church: Open Your Eyes

Video games train the kids for war. Army chic in high-fashion
stores. Law and order’s done their job. Prisons filled while
the rich still rob. Assassination politics. Violence rules
within’ our nation’s midst. Well ignorance is their power tool.
You’ll only know what they want you to know. The television
cannot lie. Controlling media with smokescreen eyes. Nuclear
politicians picture show. The acting’s lousy but the blind don’t
know. They scare us all with threats of war. So we forget
just how bad things are. You taste the fear when you’re all
alone. They gonna git’cha when you’re on your own. The silence
of conspiracy. Slaughtered on the altar of apathy. You gotta
wake up from your sleep. ‘Cause meek inherits earth…six feet
Open your eyes see the lies right in front of ya.
Open your eyes…..

2 thoughts on “Nurr Goth Isn’t Political #18 – Lords of the New Church: Open Your Eyes”

  1. I loved the Lords back in the day, and that song was one of my favorites.

    Do an image search for their version of “Like a Virgin” – Stiv in a wedding dress is worth seeing!

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