Weaponizing Music: 1000 Musicians Rock “Seven Nation Army”
During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the world realized we were at war with radical Islam – even though war was declared when globally against the West on September 11th, 2001.
Years from now, the world will say we’re in a revolution. But the revolution has already started and it’s beautiful. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s on multiple fronts, coming from waves of people. And it’s creative.
Just like you didn’t see storm troopers in one dynamic assault against the West, you also won’t see one fantastic demonstration against a system. You’re going to see doses – at least, you’ll see it if you’re paying attention, until finally, it becomes obvious to the whole world of people.
This is one piece of that revolution. A thousand musicians defiantly playing The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.” Pay attention to the lyrics. On a frequency level, this is not that different from 1 million children meditating for world peace. Except it’s wild and defiantly beautiful.
I’m gonna fight ’em off
A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back
They’re gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back
And I’m talkin’ to myself at night
Because I can’t forget
Back and forth through my mind
Behind a cigarette
And the message comin’ from my eyes says, “Leave it alone.”
Don’t wanna hear about it
Every single one’s got a story to tell
Everyone knows about it
From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell
And if I catch it comin’ back my way
I’m gonna serve it to you
And that ain’t what you want to hear
But that’s what I’ll do
And the feeling coming from my bones says, “Find a home.”
I’m going to Wichita
Far from this opera for evermore
I’m gonna work the straw
Make the sweat drip out of every pore
And I’m bleeding, and I’m bleeding, and I’m bleeding
Right before the lord
All the words are gonna bleed from me
And I will think no more
And the stains comin’ from my blood tell me, “Go back home.”