Feet Planted: Rock 'n' Roll VS Trump, Police-States, and Authoritarianism

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In light of our current sociopolitical climate, I felt it'd be appropriate to share an underground single: "Feet Planted"

(The link to the music is a few paragraphs down—but I don't endorse skipping ahead.)

This song was written and conceptualized during a period of particular frustration with "the system"—a frustration that, unfortunately, has only intensified.

There are many forces in our world that act to suppress and discourage independent thought; our minds are constantly being influenced by increasingly aggressive controlling parties who are doggedly determined to govern our thought processes and lifestyles to suit their private agendas: "FALL IN LINE!"

It goes like this:

Create solidarity by entrancing the masses with corrupted slogans of freedom and righteousness while simultaneously feeding to them a demonized and dehumanized enemy who threatens to abolish their way of existence—

—once the prescribed dose of FEAR has been administered and digested—deliver to them the idea of SAFETY in exchange for CONTROL.

“As long as you heed the warning and obey the commands bellowed from the loud-speakers, good will prevail and evil will be stamped out like a smoldering cigarette in the dry grass!”

Sound familiar?

It's a tactic that has been implemented on our minds—on small and large scales—our entire lives.

This section of Mankind's Playbook is so worn from use—and the text so defiled by oils absorbed into the page from the repeated visits of humanity’s thumb—that only two, smudged words of text remain legible in the upper left corner of the page: “THE PLAY.”

Feet Planted is a call-to-action to start seeing, thinking, and acting deliberately, independently, and with purpose. To call into question what is heard, what is read, and what is passively accepted in an effort to forcibly extract some of the barbed transmitters that have been unwittingly sunk into our psyches.

I encourage you all to crank up the speakers and try it on:





Feet Planted” lyrics


Too many people
Wearing loaned armor
In another man’s fight

Won’t stand in waged ranks
Fly my own colors
Die by my own right

Let me see it
Let me feel it
Let me hear it
Feet planted and fighting.

Let me see it
Let me feel it
Let me hear it
Feet planted and fighting.

Tattooed creeds
Shouted beliefs
Red flags in the wind

Create the threat
Rule by fear
Under guise of protection

Let me see it
Let me feel it
Let me hear it
Feet planted and fighting.

Let me see it
Let me feel it
Let me hear it
Feet planted and fighting.

Show you what to read
Tell you what to think

Show you what to read
Tell you what to think

Show you what to read
Tell you what to think

Show you what to read
Tell you what to think

Assign your enemies.

Let me see it
Let me feel it
Let me hear it
Feet planted and fighting.

Let me see it
Let me feel it
Let me hear it
Feet planted and fighting.

Let me see it
Let me feel it
Let me hear it
Let me know it
Let me see it
Let me hear it
Feet planted and fighting.

Let me see it
Let me hear it
Let me feel it
Let me know it
Let me see it
Let me hear it
Feet planted and fighting.

Planted and fighting.
Planted and fighting.

FEET PLANTED AND FIGHTING!



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I like it, not sure what it has to do with Trump but it's a catchy tune.

Glad you think so, @funbobby51 —I appreciate you taking the time to give it a listen!

While it doesn't name Trump personally, I feel it speaks directly against the type of regime he represents.

I get it, because Trump is a human dynamo metaphorically burning the candle at both ends. ;)

Dig it. I could see Kanye West remixing and adding some raps to it. You might like some of my music. Its more experimental but similar conscious lyricism. My video for 'We Boldly Go' is on my Steemit. Good to hear other conscious musicians on the platform. Peace :)

I hope Kanye West does remix it—I could use the royalty payout!

Your page has been bookmarked; I'll make a point of heading over there to check out your work. Thanks for reaching out!

thanks man:) I am new to Steemit so I could definitely use some horsepower...or Steem engine power. Whatever it is :) And yeah, you never know with Kanye. He's unpredictable. So you might get lucky yet :)

Each country has its fight. Interesting lyric and excellent rhythm. The 2:20 minutes were fleeting. Gool.

You're absolutely right, each country does—without a doubt—have its own fight. Unfortunately, I feel as though the USA has been playing a large role in creating many of those fights.

...on a happier note, I'm glad to hear that you like the song!

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Nice efforts... politics is like a mud in which u can't even breath properly... unknowingly it corrupts our mind!!!

Unfortunately, I think you're right about that. It seems to seep into every aspect of our lives.

I liked it. Nice writing

Thank you, @kayba6107; I appreciate you taking the time to listen!

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Thanks and congratulations for sharing this publication. Great, follow me and I'll follow you friend

Very nice. Makes much sense but I don't see a connection to Trump

This song was actually written before Trump ran for office; but I think it's applicable now more than ever. I shared this response with another Steemian in the comments section:

While it doesn't name Trump personally, I feel it speaks directly against the type of regime he represents.

Okay, but what's your personal opinion on his regime.