War and​/​or Peace

from by Collapsing Opposites

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Dostoevsky liked it with a
Dominatrix. Yes, he did! And,
if I suffer, I will learn. I
guess that’s how justice works these days.
Next time I won’t support a dictator.
They killed all of my family!
Starvation don’t feel redeeming,
but I’ve learned to keep on smiling.

Bombs are dropping but the
bunnies are hopping.
Like a sunset on the Tigris…
The innocence of a tourist…
We’ll spend all day in your hotel.
I’ll kiss your lips and your navel.
We won’t let it get to us and we
won’t let it bother us and
there’s no pain and there’s no gain and
there’s no pain and there’s no gain and
there’s no pain.

Suits and ties and shaking hands and
forging ties and paving lands and
launching bombs from behind a veil of
truth and growth and liberalism.
Clean-shaved balls with lots of perfume,
always seeking retribution.
We can vote and we can protest;
we can set a good example.

Bombs are dropping but the
bunnies are hopping.
Like a sunset on the Fraser…
The elegance of a scenester…
Radio with no angst…
We’re always sure to give thanks.
Keep the party going on:
on and on and on and on. And
there’s no gain and there’s no pain and
there’s no gain and there’s no pain and
there’s no gain.

credits

from Demonstration, released November 5, 2002
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sang and played guitar, keyboard, organ and saxophone.
Recorded by Ryan McCormick in his bedroom in Vancouver BC, 2002.

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