From Killingry to Livingry

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The opening lyric to this tune is a mildly-mangled quote from a poem written by R. Buckminster Fuller in 1940. The phrase "From Killingry to Livingry" is an iconic Bucky phrase, which can be found on a nice poster available for sale at the BFI online store (www.bfi.org).

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People don’t you see that:
War itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom of the will of the individual to articulate itself in the attainment of its obvious potentialities for better living on earth.

From killingry to livingry, War is obsolete, Reorient world production (x2)

The other day I heard a scientist say there’s just one race
So when we speak of racism it should really define a generalized form of self-loathing
Cause that would be a more appropriate meaning
It seems to me we’re just different breeds

Breedism is the idea that one’s own breed is superior
Or a set of policies based on that idea

Your particular genetic idiosyncrasies are just the shrivelled remains
Of a preliminary strain, the result of a few thousand years of inbreeding
Consequent to early tends of geographical and cultural isolation
(Which is what we mean when we speak of a nation)
And also why neither the US or Canada is one.

People don’t you see that war itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom

As a typical result of all the things we would ignore
Here we are bereft of all we have
Left alone here to consider
All the loss we’ve incurred as the result of all the things we never did
Preoccupied as we were with the show
Dangling lights in front of our eyes – now we’re blind
And with the overwhelming flow of our articulated sense
Channelled through a million tiny pipes
When we turn the tap on nothing but a drop is left.

It’s really touch-and-go now
So much so
That it’s getting kinda hard to continue to be hopeful
No time to lose

From killingry to livingry, War is obsolete, Reorient world production (x2)

So what then really are these countries but obsolete sovereign entities
Still clogging our planetary arteries
And no matter what the political bullies happen to say to appease you today
Evolution is about to do away with these obsolete constructs
Do you really want to be the one who gets fucked
When it all takes place, cause you’ve been busy worrying about race and religion?

Well I don’t mean to be a shock to your system
But you know there ain’t no such a thing as ‘us and them’
Cause we’re all just the twisted descendents
Of our more-or-less identical parents
And since the human race encompasses the lot of you
Than being racist well it really ain’t the issue
So whether you subscribe to or abhor it
It’s your language lets me know you’re really full-o-shit
And the more we continue to exacerbate historical feuds
Between our independent nation-states
The international financial conglomerate continues to dominate world affairs

So remember that it’s just an ignus fatui
Cause divide-and-conquer’s always been the strategy
It’s a misguided sense of identity, so whether you’re Arab or Israeli get it straight:
It’s the breed you hate.

People don’t you see that:
War itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom of the will of the individual to articulate itself in the attainment of its obvious potentialities for better living on earth.

From killingry to livingry, War is obsolete, Reorient world production (x2)

War itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom of the will of the individual to articulate itself in the attainment of its obvious potentialities for better living on earth...

Breedism is the idea that one’s own breed is superior
Or a set of policies based on that idea…

It ain’t wrong
It ain’t right
It just became
Obsolete overnight…

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from applEPairs, released December 21, 2013
Music and lyrics by Daniel Deorksen
Produced and arranged by Two Apple Tobacco

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