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Mirage by Ron Bankley

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GUEST,bankley 15 Jul 10 - 06:50 AM
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Subject: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: olddude
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 09:27 PM

Mirage

'Mirage' by Ron Bankley

I've been surfing 'cross the internet, searching for some truths.
The kind that you can't find on the Evening News
That's all remotely controlled, cold and abused.
The way lies are justified, contrived and confused
Dialling through those talks spots, coming off the radio
The dialogue's distorted on sketchy, sponsored shows
Stupidity is rampant, common sense is rare
Those slanted, living words, all they ever do is foul the air

We trade liberty for security
Reality for a facade. That's sad
You and me we give up authenticity
Just to drink at The Mirage
C'est dommage

The damage is done in a ravaged summer rain
It blots out the sun, time and time again
We're running out of room to run, and out of things to lose
Misery is Israel, Gaza's got the blues
Punching solemn holes in the Holy Land
Not much there is sacred, take it with a grain of sand
Cowboys and Palestindians
Bound together by their rage
When something big gets blown up somewhere else
Nowadays it's all just staged
Some Suicidal Arabs, a few Genocidal Jews
Damn the Fundamentalists, Conservative Christians too
They're all homeless homing pigeons, feeding from a broken bowl
The issue here is not religion, but resources and control

We trade living free for fantasy
Mobility for chains to drag
We give up integrity for complicity
The silken velour for oil soaked rags
We swap liberty for security
Reality for a sad facade
You and me, we lose authenticity
Whenever we drink at The Mirage
C'est dommage


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Subject: RE: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: Jayto
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 09:38 PM

I dig it hard core man. Love it!!!!


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Subject: RE: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: bobad
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 09:51 PM

Great stuff - like what Mr. Dylan used to write.


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Subject: RE: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 10:14 PM

Bankley, that is excellent!!!


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Subject: RE: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: Beer
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 10:39 PM

Thought provoking Ron.
See you soon.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 06:50 AM

thanks Dan... Eddie Reid on harmony vocals, Michel Dion on bass, Clement Rosa on drums.. I like the military snare...

as we go marching toward.....???


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Subject: RE: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 05:49 PM

Words which, as ever, leave me speechless for a few moments, Ron, before an intense excitement starts to bubble out, alongside a huge desire to share your brilliant words with others.

Superb!


And....thank you, Dan x :0)


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Subject: RE: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 06:54 PM

"leave me speechless for a few moments".
Lizzie, I bet BBC and a few folks in the basement here will be glad that one of my songs shut you up!!! ha, ha ha... glad it was only momentarily....

thanks for the encouragement, it is appreciated


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Subject: RE: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 02:21 AM

Teehee! ;0) LOL, Ron..

Just don't tell 'em I got the titles of your CDs muddled up last night over on FB, else I'll never be able to live that one down.    Stoopd brain cell!   :0)

I'm having my daily dose of 'Mirage' at the moment, as I type this, so I'm feeling all fired up and ready to take on the world once again...and having just read a FB message from a Gulf of Mexico page telling folks how BP have told local businesses in their area to close down, as it would be the best for everyone, your inspirational words mean even more.

"..We trade living free for fantasy
Mobility for chains to drag
We give up integrity for complicity
The silken velour for oil soaked rags
We swap liberty for security
Reality for a sad facade
You and me, we lose authenticity
Whenever we drink at The Mirage
C'est dommage." (taken from 'Mirage' by Ron Bankley)


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Subject: RE: Mirage by Ron Bankley
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 08:16 AM

'the oil soaked rags' unfortunately will be relevant for a long time, whether it's the Gulf of Mexico or Persian... and many places in between

I'll send you an MP3 of 'Break Even' later today..
That one's for the bankers and Wall St. boys...


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