The Anthem.

As I’ve probably mentioned, I really, really love Jack White’s new album, Lazaretto and I’ve told D countless times in the last few weeks that I’d totally have JW’s babies.

This album is essentially the anthem of the counterculture. I have commented that the album has a youthful message…and then realized that the only reason the anti-establishment message seems ‘youthful’ is because any kind of rebellion is considered to be a young person’s pursuit, a ‘stage’ to be outgrown by adulthood, at which time we have learned to roll over and accept the status quo. And that ish is ridiculous.

But anyway… This song is my current favorite, quintessential anti-establishment. The chorus reminds me of women’s rights; I think of ‘Kimye’ in the middle, taking like Caesar; and the last verse forces me to reckon with my own gluttony and greed and, of course, entitlement. Totally worth listening to:

Entitlement

Every time I’m doing what I want to
Somebody comes and tells me it’s wrong
Whenever I’m doing just as I please
Somebody cuts me down to my knees
Yeah, somebody cuts me down to my knees

In a time when everybody feels entitled
Why can’t I feel entitled too?
Somebody took away my god given right
I guess God must have gave it to you
Yeah, I guess God must have slipped it to you

Stop what you’re doing and get back in line
I hear this from people all the time
If we can’t be happy then you can’t be too
I’m tired of being told what to do
Yeah, I’m sick of being told what to do

There are children today who were lied to
Told the world is rightfully theirs
They can have what they want, whenever they want
They take like Caesar and nobody cares
Live like Caesar and nobody cares

I can’t bring myself to take without penance
Or atonements or sweat from my brow
Though the world may be spoiled and getting worse every day
Don’t they feel like they’re cheated somehow
I feel like I’ve been cheated somehow

Stop what you’re doing and get back in line
I hear this from people all the time
If we can’t be happy then you can’t be too
I’m tired of being told what to do
Yeah, I’m sick of being told what to do

I guess nobody on earth is entitled
Not mothers, not children, not kings
Not a one single person on God’s golden shore
Is entitled to one single thing
We don’t deserve a single damn thing

Have I mentioned that I love Jack White and want to have his babies?

Hope everyone has a great start to their week! Love yous. ❤

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