• Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In    
  • Create Account
  LongeCity
              Advocacy & Research for Unlimited Lifespans


Adverts help to support the work of this non-profit organisation. To go ad-free join as a Member.


Photo
- - - - -

We Have a Dream - lyrics in support of indefinite life extension

lyrics cause song song mile

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 brokenportal

  • Life Member, Moderator
  • 7,046 posts
  • 589
  • Location:Stevens Point, WI

Posted 11 March 2007 - 10:57 PM


We have a dream
we've been rolling around thick in the dark—
trying to kick start a spark—
trying to kick a flame in your eyes—
and cast a light on the shadow—
leaving no doubt—
there is no doubt we can do this—
one or two of us cant prove this—
we need to mount up—
we need to count up the troops—
armies fight—
count yourself in—
tonight—
pushing mountains—
unite—
building will—
willing we instill—
pushing the plow made of thousands—
plowing hills—
pushing through—
a river erodes—
throw out your pipe dreams—
because a river explodes—
put in your two cents today—
because the change ads up—
I know,--
if you want to rearrange the landscape—
its tough—
but when the people scrape together—
great things go up—
gates rust in the dust its a must we trust that when you put a harness on your lust great chains will bust—
kick a hole through the gate—
because your fate awaits—
you’ve got a date with your grave—
and you want to be late—
The bell is tolling,
But with the will to be free,
We go the mile
On through to infinity.

Edited by brokenportal, 07 November 2011 - 07:43 PM.


#2 brokenportal

  • Topic Starter
  • Life Member, Moderator
  • 7,046 posts
  • 589
  • Location:Stevens Point, WI

Posted 24 June 2007 - 12:05 AM

bump





(old copy stored here)




We have a dream
we've been rolling around thick in the dark—
trying to kick start a spark—
trying to kick a flame in your eyes—
and cast a light on the shadow—
leaving no doubt—
there is no doubt we can do this—
one or two of us cant prove this—
we need to mount up—
we need to count up the troops—
armies fight—
count yourself in—
tonight—
pushing mountains—
unite—
building will—
willing we instill—
pushing the plow made of thousands—
plowing hills—
pushing through—
a river erodes—
throw out your pipe dreams—
because a river explodes—
put in your two cents today—
because the change ads up—
I know,--
if you want to rearrange the landscape—
its tough—
but when the people scrape together—
great things go up—
gates rust in the dust its a must we trust that when you put a harness on your lust great chains will bust—
kick a hole through the gate—
because your fate awaits—
youve got a date with your grave—
and you want to be late--
a maze full-- a toll plays-- chiming-- chewing up time-- ding-- it sounds like a bell-- whining-- grinding out a melody-- weeping-- theres an eternity-- and your leaving-- mystery-- and youll be rotting—never seeing



Edited by brokenportal, 07 November 2011 - 07:40 PM.


#3 fruser

  • Guest, F@H
  • 74 posts
  • 3

Posted 02 July 2007 - 03:37 PM

They are good lyrics but you don't really get the life extension message until the end of it. I think that it's good to talk about pulling together etc. but there should be more mentions of life extension throughout and not so cryptic. If you want to get a message to the masses I reckon you should go for catchy tune and not too complex lyrically. Something that is fun to sing along to and can be understood by all ages and intellects. ;) That's just my opinion though and I'm no expert.

sponsored ad

  • Advert
Advertisements help to support the work of this non-profit organisation. [] To go ad-free join as a Member.

#4 Mind

  • Life Member, Moderator, Secretary
  • 16,207 posts
  • 2,000
  • Location:Wausau, WI

Posted 02 July 2007 - 05:38 PM

Cool lyrics. Maybe a little too esoteric for the masses. I applaud your effort. The fastest way to get people on board with a movement or idea is through art/film/music. We need more of it.

#5 brokenportal

  • Topic Starter
  • Life Member, Moderator
  • 7,046 posts
  • 589
  • Location:Stevens Point, WI

Posted 07 November 2007 - 03:31 AM

Thanks, Im going to dig through this forum and bump the lyrics I think are the best for comment. I have been soliciting a musician whos band is called Zia that I think is pretty good, and I think Im finally on the verge of getting her to put one of these sets of lyrics to a tune. Im paying her to do one for now, maybe only one, but Im not sure which lyrics to go with. If you go to my myspace page then maybe you can help me. I have three sets of lyrics in a blue scroll box on the right hand side of my page at myspace.com/uneed2balifeextensionist

Which do you think I should ask her to do? Please give me some feedback on this. Maybe none of them are poignant enough, I dont know.

Dogess, I feel your reasoning on your response, this lyric should have more mentions of life extension in it. Maybe if it were started off with some life extension quote readings... I dont know...

#6 brokenportal

  • Topic Starter
  • Life Member, Moderator
  • 7,046 posts
  • 589
  • Location:Stevens Point, WI

Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:18 PM

There is an outline for a songs project in the google doc on line 19 that include lyrics like the ones in this topic. We will then move the project from the google doc to the imminst wiki once we get a team focused in on it. So if you want to join this team then let me know.

Imagine what songs can do for the cause? It hypes it up, people listen to it, it will make the meme 100 times easier to spread in many places. Imagine if say, all the videos in the Imminst life extension broadcast channel could be summarized and turned into songs? And they can, why cant they? They could be turned into simple, interesting jingles and songs. Heres some examples, most of them are for humor too, but you know what I mean by them.


Josh ritter, science song

Stephen hawkings, what we need more of is science (song comes after short cartoon at the beginning)

Hawkings, this song is hilariously science bent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcRpiZbPWzk Evolution rocks


Hawkings the bigbizang, with metal theme

Goertzl the rapper, now theres a good idea aye?

Edited by brokenportal, 08 December 2008 - 11:10 PM.


#7 Vgamer1

  • Guest, F@H
  • 763 posts
  • 39
  • Location:Los Angeles

Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:33 PM

I like it, especially these two stanzas:

put in your two cents today—
because the change ads up—


youve got a date with your grave—
and you want to be late--


I'm no musician, so I'll leave the composing to someone else.

sponsored ad

  • Advert
Advertisements help to support the work of this non-profit organisation. [] To go ad-free join as a Member.

#8 fruser

  • Guest, F@H
  • 74 posts
  • 3

Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:26 PM

The guy over at senescence.info is involved in musical projects of some sort. When my work/life balance is a bit healthier, then maybe I'll be able to put a few more ideas into your projects again. Had an idea that I'm aiming to create with my crappy drawing skills when life slows down a bit that you may like.

I really do agree with the music being used to spread the message though. I love song and I tend to listen more to a message given over to me in song. :)





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: lyrics, cause song, song, mile

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users