Political / Protest music: 2022 edition

Tom Walker has entered the “fuck the tories” chat

What else has come out this year? Guess this could be a new rolling thread.

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Bob Vylan

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The Bas Jan album is one of my favourites this year.

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Tongues by Tanya Tagaq is an amazing and powerfully political album. My album of the year so far.

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Another reason I asked this question was because The Anchoress has just released this rant-pop song

Honestly, this band make me want to cry they are so good

Every morning we congregate on top of this mass grave that we call a nation
With each step snakes with their minds imprisoned in hellfire hiss at me about taking the high ground
I try to behead them with my heel with each step
For fifteen years I looked at life as what luck did
Despite my talks with myself that ended with “fuck it”
I’m talking from the time a nigga first tried to kill himself
Before any effort was made to understand my mental health
One day I smoked and drank everything and put John J in my mouth
Just to know the feel, nigga, just to know the taste of the steel, nigga
And in any hand this put the bunnies on any real nigga
But in my motherfucking hand this shit gon’ erase a gravy seal, nigga
Fuck the inbreds up in Fish and fuck the fucking 26th
Fuck Jim Kenney, he frail as shit and folds too quick to suck rich dick
It’s been fuck right-wing off the rip
Still liberals are more dangerous
Still liberals are more dangerous
Still liberals are
Sworn enemies, fake friends
Wanna kill you all, wanna kill you all
Sworn enemies, fake friends
I wanna kill you all

Punk pig police fun is making niggas suffer
Doing fuck all they want with they badge numbers covered
Stuck in a world constantly assessing the worth of a life
In the backward system of capitalism, I fetch a low ass price
Northeast rednecks with bats fight with police backup around the corner
Marching down Girard knowing the precinct’s gonna escort them
Outside playing pretend soldier because they think the force will court them
Standing tall on Target stores thinking they snipers and not fucking corny
Anyone who’s on reform is really an informant
I take the bullet, you take the ballot, peaceful protest is fucking boring
Between torching PD’s and taking knees, oh my god, I choose the former
You can eat this dick and swallow the whole clip on God and on Chris Dorner

Sworn enemies, fake friends
How can you tell the difference?
Sworn enemies, fake friends
I wanna kill you all
Sworn enemies, fake friends
I wanna kill you all, wanna kill you all
Sworn enemies, fake friends
I wanna kill you all

What I think, what I say, what I ideate
Three weights, three needs to medicate
Who I am, where I am every time I wake
Eyes open and again the dream was fake
Eyes open and again I’m tempting fate
Eyes open and again I am unsafe
Eyes open and again I’m on 15th seeing twenty police run toward me to protect a bank
I know where my house is, Mike
I’m tryna set a fire tonight
I wanna see a blaze that reaches a height
It can lick Heaven and catch the blind eye of Christ

Who is my real family?
Why should we go on?
A world made for no one
Darkness can heal all

Knee deep on the corner, thought of freedom on it
Took rock and rolled back and put some steez on it
Broke the chains and I told 'em I’ll never fear
Bloody murder, sheer terror, had to hold tears
In my liberated drip while the coast clears
Marginalized marks on the wall
Yell off the walls and rebel
Sheer terror
Bloody murder
Tears of the ghetto

Taking you all with me
No use in running
The flames, they grow higher
Wash away your sins

Firm, firm grip
Let, let fly
There’s nothing I can’t fix
Pocket solution
No, no sense
No, no use
Now it’s just down to me
Darkness can heal all

Big plans, we got big big plans coming up in this mother fucka
Six hands, it was six hands when we came with mathed up off the cuff nigga
And that took two years just to touch ears
I’m living in the next ten years while that shit here
Like I can get touched before I get to really speak
Would you be surprised if I died next week?

Many niggas, many minds can get through all ten years of they twenties with no time
Get a bullshit degree and a family and
Trauma’s still beating them within an inch of they life
Take ten hood niggas, put them in a line each be a genius off they own might
You gon learn ten lessons you could apply
You gon learn what it really mean to survive

Living on Juice WRLD pop smoke time
I’ll be in my future, come try to remove it
I live only for this, it’s how I must do it
There’s no way they can take what I say and skew it

Rest in peace Chynna, Ms Taylor and Mr Arbery
What can activate the rage that we be harboring?
Ain’t nobody tryna kill me that hard to me
Like lemme get a gun and you can get it all from me, nigga

How do I remember (they ask) what I spit out the tooth? (Hmm)
I don’t need to make mental notes when this shit is just the truth
What matters more, of course, is my resources
It’s chores until support, there’s no divorcing
I’m screaming through yourr door, “we’ll take control by force”
And you gon watch me spit the world to the floor

Big plans, we got big big plans coming up in this mother fucka
Six hands, it was six hands when we came with mathed up off the cuff nigga
And that took two years just to touch ears
I’m living in the next ten years while that shit here
I can get touched before I speak, what if I die next week?

Living on Juice WRLD pop smoke time
I’ll be in my future, come try to remove it
I live only for this, it’s how I must do it
There’s no way they can take what I say and skew it

Rest in peace Chynna, Ms Taylor and Mr Arbery
What can activate the rage that we be harboring?
Ain’t nobody tryna kill me that hard to me
Like lemme get a gun and you can get it all from me
Rest in peace Ms Taylor and Mr Arbery
What can activate the rage that we be harboring?
Ain’t nobody tryna kill me that hard to me
Like lemme get a gun and you can get it all from me

Rest in peace Ms Taylor and Mr Arbery
What can activate the rage that we be harboring?
Ain’t nobody tryna kill me that hard to me
Like lemme get a gun and you can get it all from me
From me, from, from, me, from me
From me, from, me, from, me

My mind be on one million, a goldmine worth untold millions
If I get popped before it’s clear I’m hot
Of course there’ll be someone to fill in
So I try to live to fight another day, the way my father say
Another day to live, another day to give
Of myself to everybody that I love and I am fucking with
Five years ago, we said the same thing about “today is another day”
Ten years ago we said the same thing, but today is “another day”
On god I get that, and I’m with that
Type beat, “time stops for no man”
I’ve known my whole life where I stand
People either wringing necks or they fucking hands
I would’ve hit a fucking lick if I evaporate
But as long as you live I live, and you cannot kill me
Thirty years ago we said the same thing about “today is another day”
Fifty years ago we said the same thing but today is “another day”
Everybody wants their ideology to be the one that enslaves the world
We just left a century of artists whose screams went purposefully unheard

We live in the future we die in the present
I have our next two shits in my mind already
We started conceiving in 2016 in a windowless van driving through the desert
It took so much time, life, advice, and effort to make the first half of this shit
Come together, and this shit is mid compared to what I’m saying on the L
Compared to what I’m saying
I was off the Durban, I was off the Durban poison dreaming of my mother
Singing on Russell, singing on Russell, singing on Russell
Singing on Russell, singing on Russell
2028 has no guarantee, but I know my dream I know my mom’s dream
Even though I have not yet written, I know now how long you have searched
I know it’s power and I can’t die before it’s unearthed
Everyday we run from ourselves and from time
So much so that our planning looks like we’ve lost our minds
But, our lives are wasted if we don’t even try
It’s delicious every time it turns out I was right

Not sure why this lot don’t get more love / attention. One of the best punk bands around.

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