A folk song that adds instrumentation every verse along with the theme of progress. It starts off simple just like a pioneer on a plot of land. It then grows to large and industrialized, and then it declines. Great for documentaries or anti-establishment features.
A folk song that adds instrumentation every verse along with the theme of progress. It starts off simple just like a pioneer on a plot of land. It then grows to large and industrialized, and then it declines. Great for documentaries or anti-establishment features. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
Description: A folk song that adds instrumentation every verse along with the theme of progress. It starts off simple just like a pioneer on a plot of land. It then grows to large and industrialized, and then it declines. Great for documentaries or anti-establishment features.
Styles: 2010s (MMX), Action Adventure, Ballad, Dramatic Soundtrack, Film Vocal, Nature, Political, Requiem, TV Vocal
Lyrical Topics: Men / Man, Fate, Depressing, Philosophical, World
They put in the new road years ago and they hauled away the trees and coal a man put in a petrol station and beside it a hotel for the travel vacation and a few of the more hearty folk decided one day to make this newly cleared space their home to stay
They built a church to keep in touch with God and they built a police station to keep in line the odd they built a schoolhouse to educate their offspring and a store to buy materials and things they built a factory just outside of town and created jobs and money for the people all around
Other folk heard about the sleepy town arising and ventured there to make a go at life beside the spring banks came in to lend a hand with lots of capital shopping malls and dealerships rose up as well they elected those that they saw fit to run the place, collect taxes and all that bit
By now they needed energy, more money, should they sell? they dammed the local river and they sunk some oil wells they had to build more roads, some freeways for the cars and a place to keep the killers, pushers and robbers behind bars radio and TV stations sprang up to give the daily news of local strife and foreign wars and who was suing who
In came giant corporations from abroad and music groups and sporting teams for people to applaud they built a local center to send men into space and they passed some harsher laws to keep minorities in their place they built a zoo for lions, koalas and the lot to look a nature and to remind them of what they’re not
They sectioned off the land to deposit all the trash and they built a nuclear power plant to get some extra cash they cleared some more of nature for some needed office spaces and they built a brick court house to settle legal cases they built a sterile hospital to care for all the sick and to work on cures for cancer from the crick
They built a few more centers for trains and planes and boats and a few more bridges and parking lots and roads and they finished a few more entertainment house for the masses appliance stores of conveniences and a few more over passes but, though they try to supply demand, all they find is sand their energy is spent and they’ve used up all the land
A crowded city stands full of herpes and of aids there isn’t any jobs, so the honkies hate the spades and the crime rate always rises, there’s nothing else to do trust is gone, you never know what is or isn’t true the city stands a monument to what our hands create and left there in the rubble are the people and their alcohol and drugs their minds sedate
Extended Keywords: fast motion progression of progress and decay history documentaries industrial development industrial decay pollution freeways prisons food lines towns boarded up and closed down vast cities in decay Detroit Las Vegas prosperity dead end roads racism alcohol and drugs the end of America the end of empire