"Compared to What" as written by and Eugene Mcdaniels....
I love to lie and lie to love
I'm hangin' on they push and shove
Possession is the motivation
That is hangin' up the goddamn nation
Looks like we always end up in a rut
Everybody now
Tryin' to make it real compared to what

Slaughterhouse is killin' hogs
Twisted children killin' frogs
Poor dumb rednecks rollin' logs
Tired old ladies kissin' dogs
I hate the human love of that stinking mutt
I can't use it
Tryin' to make it real compared to what

President he's got his war
Folks don't know just what it's for
Nobody gives us rhyme or reason
Have one doubt they call it treason
We're chicken feathers
All without one nut goddamn it
Tryin' to make it real compared to what

Church on Sunday sleep and nod
Tryin' to duck the wrath of God
Preachers fillin' us with fright
They all tryin' to teach us what they think is right
They really got to be some kind of nut
I can't use it
Tryin' to make it real compared to what

Where's that bee and where's that honey
Where's my God and where's my money
Unreal values a crass distortion
Unwed mothers need abortion
Kind of brings to mind old young King Tut
He did it now
Tried to make it real compared to what

Tryin' to make it real compared to what



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    General CommentThough I came here to get someone else's take on the meanings of Eugene McDaniel's "Compared to What", I'll share a few thoughts and ask all of you for more. I have no idea what the "ol' young King Tut (He did it now)" line means. None.
    "Compared to What IS a protest song", a protest against rampant inhumanity, shallow materialism, insecure scrambling for power, religious hypocrisy, belly button staring, and widespread inhumanity towards others.
    The vocalist cries to be free of the alienation caused by a clear painful vision of an existent world. "Compared to What" may proffer something transcendent and meaningful, though it offers no remedy or path to get there.
    megasepton July 23, 2016   Link

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