Protest 100: Luke Juarez – ‘Mind Control’

Artist:          Luke Juarez

Song:           Mind Control

Album:        n/a

Producer:    Lucas Juarez

Label:          n/a

Year:           2020

Notes:
Business Machines’ frontman Lucas Juarez hasn’t been laying idle since the band’s late-2019 reunion. COVID-19 tore a hole right through further rock n’ roll domination, so instead he’s expressing his disaffection with the current state-of-affairs through an EDM prism. ‘Mind Control’ would have fit right in with the ‘80’s greats, but at the same time it urges us to rise above our collective  past by forsaking the old norms once and for all. Here’s hoping an extended remix lands soon!

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
“Bradley’s mind drifted. He had long ago given up on redemption.”

Lyrics
The lights are on
The (Republican) party’s over
The mask is off
But no one knows it
Right now!! (Right now!)
Right now!! (Right now!)
Right now!!

We’re being led through the wilderness
By the light of a fucking gas lamp
With a huff and a puff
Down comes your house of cards

Wolves in sheep’s clothing
Wearing nothing at all
There’s nothing to see here
Nothing at all
If you don’t want to die don’t get involved!!!

Right now!! (Right now!)
Right now!! (Right now!)
Right now!! Mind KKKontrol!!!

Right now!! (Right now!)
Right now!! (Right now!)
They’re fucking with you!
Mind KKKONTROL!!

…now
if I were to come to yer house and tell you
“Don’t go outta your house
‘cuz there’s a man out there
with a machine gun
that’s gonna blow you away.”
Now, whether I’m telling you the truth or not
is immaterial
What really means something
is if you believe me
And if you believe me
then you act upon what I say
And I control you

It’s 2020! Not 1984!
It’s high time
We shut and lock the fucking door
On the old ways
We were born into
It’s not our choice
It’s not what we believe

The Nazis lost.
You’ll lose again
It’s time to draw your line in the sand.
I was blind but now I can see
All the ways you been fucking me!

Right now!! (Right now!)
Right now!! (Right now!)
Right now!! Mind KKKontrol!!!

Right now!! (Right now!)
Right now!! (Right now!)
They’re fucking with you!
Mind KKKONTROL!!

‘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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