Ministry of Culture

from by Jordan Venn and the Slizneys

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This song is about politicians who pretend they're not wealthy. The ones who are counting on people to vote for them, not based on their politics but how available they seem to share a beer with the voter. <rolls eyes>


Give up the ways that you were raised?
Walking a trail your forefathers blazed
now overgrown
A world full of choice is a foreign place
Raise your voice protesting in disgrace

Are you hoping to settle this score
Fighting a lost culture war?

Stare through the haze of ideals razed
scorned instead of praised
controls erased new thoughts embraced
A world full of choice is a scary place

(Seeing fit to demonstrate
Your down-home charm is unsurpassed
though you can't recall when you last ate
at the table of the common caste

Are you grasping at the slimmest hold
A desperate oligarchic fold
Is your weight on a dated crutch?
Does it sink in that you're out of touch?

Will you seek the experts' careful slate
To propagate another lie?
The one about how you do relate
There are still things you cannot buy)


from Xuanchuan, released September 25, 2015
Jordan Venn and the Slizneys



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Jordan Venn Toronto, Ontario

-Born and raised in Port Alberni, BC (South Port represent) by a logger and music teacher.
-Lives in Toronto
-Version 5.3.9 (DOB 1980.07.15)
-Has written a lot of songs.
-Has done some low medium profile studio work.
-182cm, greeny grey eyes
-Loves Phanerozoic fossils
-Loves Anthropocene animals
-Loves pizza
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