5 December 2004

Lyrics: "Question" by The Kleptones

[ 22 Jan 2007 ]

I've just moved this to Wikipedia. It may-or-may-not be appropriate there, so it may-or-may-not last. We'll see. Thanks for all of the assistance.

"Question" is the last song on The Kleptones CD A Night at the Hip Hopera. I'll try to label the source of the lyric samples as best as I can. I'm not sure what Queen clips are used for the music.

[A Reverend:]Brothers and sisters, I come here today to axe ya one question:
[Synthesized voice:]Here comes the question:
[Ignignot from Aqua Teen Hunger Force:]Everyone please, bow your heads and pretend to be serious.
[Ur from Aqua Teen Hunger Force:]Do it or I'll bow 'em for ya!
[Slowed down, synthesized voice:]Here comes the question:
[Male radio voice:]Don't worry. World, global, universal, and cosmological rights reserved (mineral rights, too).
[Female radio voice:]Copyright. All rights reserved.
[British male voice:]Protected by an electric fence and copyright controlled.
[Male radio voice:]Protected under copyright.
[Female radio voice:]All rights reserved.
[Male radio voice:]All material protected under copyright. All rights reserved.
[Ignignot from Aqua Teen Hunger Force:]All that we say and do is right.
[Ur from Aqua Teen Hunger Force:]Now do you understand?
[Ignignot from Aqua Teen Hunger Force:]And our culture has advanced beyond all that you can possibly comprehend wth 100% of your brain.
[Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force:]Oh, is that so? And what's so advanced about it?
[Barely audible male voice:]Oh fuck it stinks in here!
[Ted Koppel?]... one more copyright nightmare for the music industry ...
[Ignignot from Aqua Teen Hunger Force:]We do whatever we want to whomever we want at all time. We don't listen to people who don't like us. We have advanced beyond all rules. And manners.
[Synthesized alien voice:]Get it. Indeed.
[Ignignot from Aqua Teen Hunger Force:]Do you understand?
[The Big Lebowski]
[Brandt:]This is our concern, Dude.
[The Dude:]No, man: nothing is fucked here.
[The Big Lebowski:]Nothing is fucked?!?
[The Dude:]No, man. Has it ever occurred to you that instead of, uh, ya know running around, uh, blaming me, ya know given the nature of all of this new shit, ya know this could be, uh, a lot more, uh, complex. I mean: it's not just, it might not be just such a simple, uh, ya know?
[The Big Lebowski:]Your revolution is over Mr. Lebowski. Condolences. My advice to you is to do what your parents did: get a job, sir. The bums will always lose. Do you hear me Lebowski?
[shots fired]
[Gaff to Deckard from Blade Runner:]Too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?
[Female voice:]Does kickboy [?] have a lot of enemies?
[Male voice:]Uh, I should hope so. Otherwise I'm wasting my fucking time.
[Male voice:]I mean I'm not trying [?] to, you know, to be pleasant and have everybody say "what a pal, what a great guy." You know? I mean I'm not chasing [?] all of this fucking hatred and contempt, you know, as a style. 'Cause I don't have a style.
[Alfred North Whitehead:]The major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occur.
[The Decline of Western Civilization]
[Male voice:]Even if they get pissed off they have a joint and they talk about it instead of doing something about it. ... [?]. Nothing else is going on; it's the only form of revolution left.
[French male voice:]We're not all grooving on the same vibes anymore. Everybody's grooving on different vibes.
[Male surfer voice:] I just think that it's rock and roll and that's what it is.
[Female voice:] What do you like about it?
[Male surfer voice:]Well, I like that it's like, it's something new and it's just reviving like old rock and roll and it's like it's raw and it's for real. It's fun. Ya know. It's like, it's not bullshit. There's no rock stars now.
[Tyler Durden from Fight Club:]I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.
[Inspector Shrink from Head:]Pleasure. The inevitable byproduct of our civilization. The tragedy of your times my young friends is that you may get exactly what you want.
[Hugh Hefner?:]What do you get with freedom? Excesses. Exploitation. Of course. And what does one say to that? A small price to pay. If you don't like it, don't listen to it, don't read it, don't watch it. Without free communication, you don't have a free society. Democracy is based on that.
[ posted by sstrader on 5 December 2004 at 1:43:11 PM in Music ]