Monetize the misery

Monetize the misery

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Liner Notes: 

Mike- So Swampjaw was changing planes here in the big Apple, and had some extra time, -- so, songwriting ensued!

We had been talking about the for-profit prison system, the messed up immigtation system, who profits, etc, and this song came about.

Both the lyric and the music are collabs and as always, was a blast to write!

Quick iPhone recording

Swamp- what Mike said.

I was supposed to be on an airplane going to Taiwan, but instead, I'm in NYC until midnight. Nothing makes sense these days, unless you consider that people can make a fortune in a lot of really messed up ways, and baby jails is a big money maker. WTF?

Lyrics: 

Monetize the misery
Prime time channel three
everyone gets a cut
when it bleeds it leads
what the hell is wrong with greed
it hits ‘em right in their gut

cameras on the border
finding law and order
for the toxic fox news viewers
monetize the misery
prime time channel three
another season in the sewer

Every day another indignity
Another thing we never thought we’d see
Thought that this was just part of history
Which will be judging every part of this misery
monetizing this misery..

Tabulating sales
From migrant baby jails
Drive the profit to the sky
Shareholder common sense
Says we should build a fence
While children in the desert die

Family separations
In this Grand Old Nation
For the toxic fox news fan
Monetize the misery
Prime time channel three
Beginning of the master plan

Every day another indignity
Another thing we never thought we’d see
Thought that this was just part of history
Which will be judging every part of this misery
monetizing this misery.. 4x



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

monetizing msery. its the history of americam, and the beat goes on. you make me think of all the wayward kids who were sent to reform school in the 80s when they became capitalist enterprises, also steinbecks book east of eden when the father refusd to accept the $15,000 in war profitering given to him by his son on his birthday. love the way the chord progression works here.

cblack's picture

Awesome lyrics and the vocals were just right for these lyrics. Nicely done!

sam sorrow's picture

monetizing misery is a great title. I enjoyed the passion of the performance.

barbara's picture

Smart lyrics and I really like the aggressive tempo and strumming that gives it some verve! We need energy in this (never-ending) struggle and this song breeds it with its infectiousness.

Adnama17's picture

Awesome!
That rhythm feels tropical to me. With all the junk going on right now, somewhere sunny and white sandy beachy with fruity drinks sounds GREAT!
I work in accounting, and suffering an audit of a clients book's currently. Today I had to call the auditor and explain a bunch of bad stuff, so yeah, this hit home for me right now. Monetize the Misery is SO DAMN TRUE!
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headfirstonly's picture

Love this. Upbeat and poppy but seething with anger at the same time. "Toxic Fox News" works so well I will refer to them as such from now on. Love it.