Rock N Roll Artifice

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ROCK N ROLL ARTIFICE

i don't give a fuck about rock n roll artifice
i don't give a damn about the swagger and the pose
i don't give a fuck about trying to live up to the hype
there ain't no fucking point if there ain't nothing to be told

sittin' there, ripping up the imagery
with your own mythology
worshipping the same shit dichotomy
turn it up, purchase anything you want
sex and drugs and getting drunk
there ain’t really much of a difference
i’m no prude, i’ll do all of the above
but i know it ain’t part of -- making song
everybody’s got it wrong
looking up to everything you curse and dread
wish you had the fame instead
seems to me
envy and hypocrisy

i don't give a fuck about rock n roll artifice
i don't give a fuck if you got shiny diamond rings
i don't give fuck about trying to be a parasite
if that’s what you’re about then i don’t wanna hear you sing

on tv, they say that it's all inside
you wish that you had their ride
tell me is your song that irrelevant?
what you want? something else to measure up
to what has no bearing of
any true importance or elegance?
looking cheap, flashing that excessive wealth
got no spiritual health
bound to lose, if you let it get to you
obsessing over what you hate
so much, you cannot formulate
anything, that is true
or have your own point of view

i don't give a fuck about rock n roll artifice
i don't believe everything i see on tv
i don't give a fuck about trying to be a parasite
i don’t give a fuck about fabulosity

rock n roll is a myth
music is a songwriter
rock n roll is a myth
music is a guitar player
rock n roll is a myth
music is a record scratcher
rock n roll is a worn out myth
it's a magazine article
and music is the speaker

so i don't give a fuck about rock n roll artifice
i don't give a fuck about misogynistic artifice
i don't give a fuck about patriarchal artifice
i don't give a fuck about alternative artifice
i don't give a fuck about hip-hop artifice
don't even give a fuck about punk rock artifice
i don't give a fuck about any kind of artifice
it's not about the box you're in
it's 'bout the art you make

i don't give a fuck about rock n roll artifice
...the swagger and the pose, wearing fashionable clothes
...bullshit on tv talking fabulosity
...shiny diamond rings and the unimportant things
...sayin' it's inside, but you wanna pimp that ride?
FUCKER!



Written by Rex Allen Baunsit, (c) 2017. (SOCAN)

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from Arsenal, released March 3, 2017
Vocals: RexySpice
Electric and acoustic guitars: RexySpice
Bass: Myke Mazzei
Drums: Jeff Kahl
Percussion: RexySpice, Myke Mazzei

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RexySpice Toronto, Ontario

I aim for an aesthetic that is equal parts lyrical wit and acoustic angst. If Chrissie Hynde and Billy Bragg had a kid raised by Madonna and Ani DiFranco, I’d like to think he’d sound just like me. I used to call myself acoustic punk, but that felt rather conflicting and restricting given my love of the Spice Girls. I’m spending 2016 recording a long-overdue album and can’t wait for you hear it. ... more

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