“Handlebars” By Flobots / Song Of The Decade, “Power Corrupts, And Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely”

” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog”

 

 This song exemplifies the test of attaining power (or what one THINKS is power ie. money, feeding ego, fame) and how it is handled by each individual.

You either pass the test, or fail,

You either give back, or take, endlessly.

 

Song           HANDLEBARS                              Band           FLOBOTS

 

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars
I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars
Look at me, look at me
hands in the air like it’s good to be
ALIVE
and I’m a famous rapper
even when the paths’re all crookedy
I can show you how to do-si-do
I can show you how to scratch a record
I can take apart the remote control
And I can almost put it back together
I can tie a knot in a cherry stem
I can tell you about Leif Ericson
I know all the words to “De Colores”
And “I’m Proud to be an American”
Me and my friend saw a platypus
Me and my friend made a comic book
And guess how long it took
I can do anything that I want cuz, look:

I can keep rhythm with no metronome
No metronome
No metronome

I can see your face on the telephone
On the telephone
On the telephone

Look at me
Look at me
Just called to say that it’s good to be
ALIVE
In such a small world
All curled up with a book to read
I can make money open up a thrift store
I can make a living off a magazine
I can design an engine sixty four
Miles to a gallon of gasoline
I can make new antibiotics
I can make computers survive aquatic conditions
I know how to run a business
And I can make you wanna buy a product
Movers shakers and producers
Me and my friends understand the future
I see the strings that control the systems
I can do anything with no assistance
I can lead a nation with a microphone
With a microphone
With a microphone
I can split the atoms of a molecule
Of a molecule
Of a molecule

Look at me
Look at me
Driving and I won’t stop
And it feels so good to be
Alive and on top
My reach is global
My tower secure
My cause is noble
My power is pure
I can hand out a million vaccinations
Or let’em all die in exasperation
Have’em all healed of their lacerations
Have’em all killed by assassination
I can make anybody go to prison
Just because I don’t like’em and
I can do anything with no permission
I have it all under my command
I can guide a missile by satellite
By satellite
By satellite
and I can hit a target through a telescope
Through a telescope
Through a telescope
and I can end the planet in a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handle bars
No handlebars

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

 

Flobots

Flobots at KFMA Day in Tucson, Arizona on May 16th, 2008
Background information
Also known as Jonny 5 + Yak
Origin Denver, Colorado, USA
Genres Alternative rock, alternative hip hop
Years active 2000 — present
Labels Universal Republic
Website www.flobots.com
Members
Jonny 5
Brer Rabbit
Mackenzie Roberts
Andy Guerrero
Jesse Walker
Joe Ferrone
Kenny Ortiz

FROM WIKIPEDIA

www.flobots.com 

 

PEACE 

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