November 04, 2010

Stand Up Sons Of Liberty-Again

I thought we could do with a musical interlude. I know I have posted this before (twice)* but I reckon we should hear this song daily, until it has the desired effect.

*Last month saw an influx of over 3,000 new readers. They may have missed this the first (and second) time around so I make no apologies for reposting. This is a powerful song and I think it may just tip some people over the edge. Well, I live in hope!

In keeping with the current vibe: rebellion, freedom, unshackling, saying "Fuck you" to the man, I thought something stirring would fit the bill.

Something rousing. Something to sing along to. Something to give us hope, and a stiffer spine for the days ahead.

Wrap yer ears around this....


Here are the lyrics.

Once an honest man could go from sunrise to its set
Without encountering agents of his state or government
But a sorry cloud of tyranny has fallen across the land
Brought on by the hollow men, who did not understand
That for centuries our forefather have fought and often died
To keep themselves unto themselves, to fight the rising tide
And that if in the smallest battles we surrender to the state
We enter in a darkness whence we never shall escape

When they raise their hands up our lives to possess
To know our souls, to drag us down, we'll resist.

Watt Tyler led the people in 1381
To meet the king at Smithfield to issue this demand:
That Winchester's should be the only law across the land
The law of old King Alfred's time, of free and honest men.
Because the people then they understood what we have since forgot:
That a government will only work for its own benefit
And I'd rather stand up naked against the elements alone
Than give the hollow men the right to enter in my home

When they raise their hands up our lives to possess
To know our souls, to drag us down, we'll resist.

Stand up Sons of Liberty and fight for what you own
Stand up Sons of Liberty and fight, fight for your homes.

So if ever a man should ask you for your business or your name
Tell him to go and fuck himself, tell his friends to do the same.
Because a man who'd trade his liberty for a safe and dreamless sleep
Doesn't deserve the both of them, and neither shall he keep.

Share this with fellow freedom fighters.

Fuck it. Share it with the sheep, the drones, and the godforsaken Borg while you're at it.

Just wake them the fuck up.

Otherwise we are doomed to trudge for an eternity. Do that old-fashioned thing: Stand up. Get off your knees. Man up. Grow a pair. You are worth fifty, a hundred, a thousand of those retards in Westminster. It's time you made them aware of that. Hell, it's time you were aware of that indisputable fact.

Get busy livin', or get busy kneelin'.

The choice, fellow humans, was ever yours.


For the purists, the live version is here.


doprey said...

Good song, songs about liberty still make me cringe a bit.

Captain Ranty said...

That'll be the conditioning.

Reboot your brain.

You're not supposed to believe in the concept of freedom.

It's like a shag times one million.

Give it a go. Cringe ye not.


Joe said...

Like it :)
I'm listening to the live version now. Damn it's on the money.

And just for the record Google getting away with serious breaches of the DPA


Google was responsible for a "significant breach" of the Data Protection Act, the Information Commissioner said.

Christopher Graham said the internet
giant broke the law when Street View cars collected personal data from unsecured wi-fi networks.

But he said the company will not be fined or face any punishment after it pledged not to do it again.

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Sorry for the hijack as it was one of those piss boilers, Google up to no good smack on the wrist with a rolled up newspaper told not to do it again :(

Captain Ranty said...


I killed a guy. But I pledged not to do it again.

Am I in the clear?


Joe said...

@CR: Only if your middle name's Google ;)

MU said...

Hey Capt'n.

I invited you to write at

Though I may have had your email address wrong, or used an out of date one. Please don't feel obligated, I thought I'd just create a forum where those who wanted to post on the topic could, I plan on inviting anti-statists and common law supporters from youtube also, current writers are Frank Davis, Leg-Iron and myself.

I'll cya on twitter. Thanks for the tunes, amongst other things. =]

Captain Ranty said...


defender said...

Can we please get on with this revolution, I am sick to death of marching up the hill and then back down again.
Its like the Old Duke of York FFS

Oh, the grand old Duke of York he had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
and he marched them down again.
When they were up, they were up
and when they were down, they were down
and when they were only halfway up
they were neither up nor down.

Captain Ranty said...


The folks aren't angry enough yet.