Protest 100: Nailbomb – ‘Sum of Your Achievements’

Artist:          Nailbomb

Song:           Sum of Your Achievements

Album:        Point Blank

Producer:    Alex Newport, Max Cavalera

Label:          Roadrunner

Year:           1994

Notes:
You are what you do; as a person and as a society. Science is value neutral. Until you do something with it.

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
To which the beast replied, with its typical cunning, ‘no money shall be thine. Your path is paved with riches beyond wealth.’

Lyrics
Children burning, crawling, dying
Knowledge and science used like toys
Splitting neutrons we made us a bomb
No advances, just death of man

Sum of your achievements
Sum of your achievements
Sum of your achievements
You call this something to be proud of?

Achieve destruction, obliteration
How the west has won
Going further back to discover new arms
Science is working to destroy us all

Sum of your achievements
Sum of your achievements
Sum of your achievements
You call this something to be proud of?

Sum of your achievements
(Nagasaki)
Sum of your achievements
(Hiroshima)
Sum of your achievements
(All of us…)
Sum of your achievement

‘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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