"No Equalizer" as written by Dave Smalley and Samuel Clark Iii Williams....
You want a perfect prefab world
Where the boy always gets the girl
But the world's not really like that
Where knights in armor slay the beast
And every peasant gets a feast
But I don't want a world that's like that
Cause if the beast has a heart and the peasant has none
Your equalizer's come undone
Now what's left to do when every wish always comes true?
And what's great to me won't seem so great to you
There'd be no saints if every heart was overflowing
There'd be nothing to learn if everyone was all-knowing
Well it's a worthy crusade but I won't cheer the parade of the equalizer
100 smiles make a frown mean more
There's no equalizer
Off the lines in factory
Cookie cutter mentality
Well the world's already like that
And I'm sorry if you disagree but that's the point
It takes a bit of piss to put the spice in victory

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"No Equalizer" as written by Samuel Clark Iii Williams Dave Smalley

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    General CommentI love this song - and so what if Dave is a conservative. Are you afraid of listening to someone else's point of view? it's great music, and in the end that's all that matters.
    roniecasteron September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, what a shame Dave Smalley's such a right-wing crackpot.
    Iwanon September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHaha, the "right-wing crackpot" seems to have a point here.
    T1 3VOMon February 12, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"and I'm sorry if you disagree but that's the point"
    jwax8242oon February 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn my defence, I said I liked the song. I even agree with some of the sentiments in the lyrics, but the fact is Dave Smalley IS a conservative. The kind of argument he's making in this song is always used by conservatives, he's conflating the idea that achievement and even life itself are worthless without toil and suffering with the DISTINCT (and false) idea that social and economic inequality is justifiable. To put it differently: 'social injustice (poverty etc.) is regrettable but a necessary and ultimately acceptable fact of life, because "it takes a bit of piss to put the spice in victory".' You might disagree and say politics needn't be relevant with regard to this song, but the fact Smalley is an outspoken conservative definitely affect interpretation of the lyrics.
    Iwanon April 06, 2011   Link

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