"Open Your Eyes"-Lords of the New Church 1983
It blows my mind that these lyrics were written way back in 1983. This song sounds eerily like it could have been describing the current events of our time. The powerful words and dark imagery Stiv Bators and Brian James use to paint the world as they saw it during the Reagan era accurately describe the perilous times the present day world finds itself in today. 26 years later, it's amazing how little has changed. See for yourself.
Open Your Eyes
"Video games train the kids for war. Army chic in high-fashion
stores. Law and order's done their job. Prisons filled while
the rich still rob. Assassination politics. Violence rules
within' our nation's midst. Well ignorance is their power tool.
You'll only know what they want you to know. The television
cannot lie. Controlling media with smokescreen eyes. Nuclear
politicians picture show. The acting's lousy but the blind don't
know. They scare us all with threats of war. So we forget
just how bad things are. You taste the fear when you're all
alone. They gonna git'cha when you're on your own. The silence
of conspiracy. Slaughtered on the altar of apathy. You gotta
wake up from your sleep. 'Cause meek inherits earth...six feet
Open your eyes see the lies right in front of ya.
Open your eyes....."
Although one of their more popular songs, it's not surprising to me that so few video verisons are out there. Rest in Peace Stiv Bators, a true punk rock genius.