Protest 100: Power Trip – ‘Armageddon Blues’

Artist:          Power Trip

Song:           Armageddon Blues

Album:        Armageddon Blues

Producer:    (self)

Label:          Dark Operative (2018)

Year:           2009

Notes:
Power Trip has been laying down socially conscious crossover thrash out of Dallas, Tex., since 2008 and ‘Armageddon Blues’ gets almost back to the very beginning. Focused primarily on man’s failed stewardship of earth, the ultimate message is do what you can while you can but be getting your affairs in order in the meantime!

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
“Neither karma nor irony were things Nathan spent much time mulling; except for when he once wondered to himself how he’d ended up getting into so much trouble despite being kind to women.”

Lyrics:
PROGRESSION has ceased!
We’ve doomed ourselves
Armageddon blues cause I can’t fool myself
And though we’d like to pretend that we have the choice
To shape the world without paying the price

Petty obsessions are the least of our transgressions
We’ve raped the land for power and possession
Two thousand years and all we’ll have
Is a planetary toxic deathbed

We’re not blind, we just lost the vision
As the sun remains unrisen
Sewn seeds can never come to fruition
And so the soul remains undriven

THE SOUL REMAINS UNDRIVEN!

You cannot stop the hands of time
You can’t break its wrists because we ignored the signs
In the final hour i’ll do what i can
Despite the futile attempts to stop a violent end
After all, in all that we’ve done
Do you really think we deserve forgiveness? NO!

Light for humanity is looking dim
If there’s a god, we’ve surely displaced him
Existence unfiltered
We took the gift of life only to burn it in return
Haunting reality, apocalyptic end is guaranteed!

Chemical dawn, come on and bring it on!
Find solace in the warmth of nuclear fog…
And let your armageddon blues turn to bliss!

‘Protest 100’s mission is two-fold: dispelling the myth that heavy metal is a brainless, socially unaware music genre, and raising awareness of the issues facing our country in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. The path won’t be exclusively metal—some punk and rap and other stuff will be in here too, including the classics—and is not a ranking. All songs are songs I’ve heard while putting this list together, ordered in a manner designed to entertain and educate.

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