Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween Song of the Day

I can see why my oldest brother introduced me to Ministry by loaning me "12 Inch Singles" first. It's more synth-poppy and a bit easier on the ears than their later stuff, and has the angsty lyrics that I so enjoyed. Still a favorite from my small collection of industrial music.

Everyday is Halloween - Ministry

well I live with snakes and lizards
and other things that go bump in the night
cos to me everyday is Halloween
I have given up hiding and started to fight
I have started to fight

well any time, any place, anywhere that I go
all the people seem to stop and stare
they say 'why are you dressed like it's halloween?
you look so absurd, you look so obscene'

o, why can't I live a life for me?
why should I take the abuse that's served?
why can't they see they're just like me
it's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world

well I let their teeny minds think
that they're dealing with someone who is over the brink
and I dress this way just to keep them at bay
cos halloween is everyday
it's everyday

o, why can't I live a life for me?
why should I take the abuse that's served?
why can't they see they're just like me
it's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world

o, why can't I live a life for me?
why should I take the abuse that's served?
why can't they see they're just like me
i'm not the one that's so absurd

why hide it?
why fight it?
hurt feelings
best to stop feeling hurt
from denials, reprisals
it's the same it's the same in the whole wide world

5 comments:

Dirk the Feeble said...

Rock on. Or, you know, whatever.

Dave said...

That is my favorite ministry song, and they refuse to admit they did it...apparently they are so anti pop, that they hate that song.

Nervous Girl said...

armaedes - yeah, man, yeah!

dave - yeah, I heard someone call it "the era that Jourgenson would like to pretend never existed" but still... good stuff, especially considering it was the early 80s.

DJ said...

Ministry was touted by their record label as "the next Howard Jones" when they first hit the scene. Knowing the band's sensibility, it's no surprise that they not only rejected that notion, but raced off in the completely opposite direction as soon as they could.

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