Protest 100: Time Zone – ‘World Destruction’

Artist:          Time Zone

Song:           World Destruction

Album:        n/a

Producer:    Bill Laswell

Label:          Celluloid

Year:           1984

Notes:
Another lasting impression from my mid-80s patronage of Numbers nightclub/concert venue in Houston (along with Love & Rockets’ version of ‘Ball of Confusion’), this absolute floor filler by Afrika Bambaataa and John Lydon knew what it was talking about. The KGB was going to get us by way of our own screens and military tactics would be employed to control the nation!

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
“Phillip was just the latest hotshot with a two-bit theory, and they wanted to see it played out.”

Lyrics
Speak about destruction
Speak about destruction
Speak about destruction
This is a world destruction, your life ain’t nothing
The human race is becoming a disgrace
Countries are fighting in chemical warfare
Not giving a damn about the people who live
Nostradamus predicts the coming of the Antichrist
Hey, look out, the third world nations are on the rise
The democratic communist relationship
Won’t stand in the way of the Islamic force
The CIA is looking for other tactics
The KGB is smarter than you think
Brainwash mentalities to control the system
Using TV and movies – religions of course
Yes, the world is headed for destruction
Is it a nuclear war?
What are you asking for?

Eins, zwei, drei, vier
This is a world destruction
Your life ain’t nothing
The human race is becoming a disgrace
The rich get richer
The poor are getting poorer
Fascist, chauvinistic government fools
People, Muslims, Christians and Hindus
Are in a time zone just searching for the truth
Who are you to think you’re a superior race?
Facing forth your everlasting doom
We are Time Zone
We’ve come to drop a bomb on you
World destruction, kaboom, kaboom, kaboom

This is the world destruction, your life ain’t nothing
The human race is becoming a disgrace
Nationalities are fighting with each other
Why is this? Because the system tells you
Putting people in racist categories
Knowledge isn’t what it used to be
Military tactics to control a nation
Who wants to be a president or king? Me!
Mother Nature is gonna work against you
Nothing in your power that you can do
Yes, the world is headed for destruction
You and I know it, ’cause the bible tells you
If we don’t start to look for a better life
The world will be destroyed in a time zone
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone
Speak about destruction
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone
Speak about destruction

Time zone
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone
Destruction
Destruction
Time zone
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone (destruction)
I’m in a time zone
No
I’m in a time zone
I’m in a time zone

‘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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