Ryan  Burns, phd
October 25, 2012

refused - last minute pointer

heard this song for the first time in a long time, and thought it apropos the election season. but it seems to me to be a song not about voting in the literal sense, but about how one’s daily interjections into everyday politics matter as a form of political self-expression. in other words, one votes in your everyday language, actions, advocacy, and silence.

Is there a single thing
That’d make you comprehend
As long as we shut up
We still sanction them?

My silence will convict me (x3)

As the parade continues
On every bloodstained flag
We sum up statistics
Still buried in the sand

My silence will convict me (x3)

With our silence
We vote for
Continuation

With our silence
We vote for
Continuation
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Lyrics from http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3458764513820543987/#gkPxjRWDTRYhzTT2.99

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