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Wrong story, right story (in song form)

Yesterday we sketched out a new song, and we’re sharing it here for those who like our songs that are still bubbling away in the Pandorean brewing pot. It’s a peace song with a pinch of trickster energy. The first two lines of the chorus derive from one of our favourite quotes, ‘The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right’ by Hendrik Ibsen. We hope you enjoy our latest musical offering.

 

 

It’s the cult of
having to be right
It’s the game of
proving your might
But have you sought to
lay down your gloves
and walk that gentle road
home to your loves?

 

The majority is always wrong
the minority is rarely right
Can we sing a different song?
Can we give away this fight?

 

Strong positions on
global affairs
Stirs the guns of
ideological warfare
We may be right or
we may be wrong
Or perhaps we could be listening 
to someone else’s song

 

The majority is always wrong
the minority is rarely right
Can we sing a different song?
Can we give away this fight?
The majority is always wrong
the minority is rarely right
Can we sing a different song?

Can we give away this fight?

 

[Who bombs never wins
Right and wrong is the game that kills our friends
Each of us lose when we parrot the news –
The experts paid to spruik the establishment’s views]

Go ahead call us conspiracists and fringe
and feel free to take that GMO syringe
We won’t fight you to stop you doing harm

just don’t expect us to put it in our arms

 

The majority is always wrong
the minority is rarely right
Can we sing a different song?
Can we give away this fight?
The majority is always wrong
the minority is rarely right
Can we sing a different song?
Can we give away this fight?

 

It’s the cult of
having to be right
It’s the game of
proving your might
But have you sought to
lay down your gloves
and walk that gentle road
home to your loves?

 

14 comments

  1. Samantha says:

    Nice one!!

  2. Natasha says:

    Just sat in the sun to listen to your new song. I found it very moving. Especially the line about someone else’s song. Thank you, beautiful family. Xx

    1. Thanks Natasha!
      We have a sixth verse spring up this morning:

      Who bombs
      never wins
      Right and wrong
      is the game that kills our friends
      Each of us lose
      When we parrot the news
      The experts paid to spruik
      The establishment’s views

      1. Natasha says:

        Love it!!

        1. yeah, it’s fitting in nicely atm 🙂

  3. Kate Beveridge says:

    Such a beautiful song and beautifully sung. Moved to tears. Bless you all.

    1. Oh, thanks Kate, glad it got your tear glands flowing.

  4. Janine says:

    Thank you, I appreciate this.

  5. Brigitte Kupfer says:

    Thanks , so good to listen to your new song!
    We don’t have to bite into the bait of the many offers of being at war with each other. I look forward to any opportunities which might turn up to sing with you.
    Here is a song Luke made when he was 13/14 years old. My favourite line is “ ‘cause you’re not some lonely accident , not a victim of your age , but a miracle the world is waiting for to take the stage “ THIS IS IT
    https://youtu.be/rFQQXxM6-Q0?si=MxwW8iqPf9nHltDG

    1. Thank you Brigitte, “We don’t have to bite into the bait of the many offers of being at war with each other,” indeed! Thanks for sending through a link to Luke’s early works. Proud muma! Love to all your mob xx

  6. "PermaGrannie" says:

    Wow…. just..wow. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Glad you like it, PG!

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