The Nano Revolution

by Christoph-David Volbers

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Xenogramm Chapter II - The Nano Revolution

In the latter half of the 23rd century, scientists discover a way to greatly prolong human life, but only at a cost...

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released December 15, 2013

Music and lyrics by Christoph-David Volbers

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Christoph-David Volbers Lüneburg, Germany

Writer, composer and social worker from the northern parts of Germany. Most of the time I'm working on Xenogramm, a growing universe filled with stories from seven thousand years of fictional, future history.

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Track Name: The Nano Revolution
The Nano Revolution
it could have changed the whole wide world

Instead it went to ashes
and our lives were changed for worse

We really hoped to move something
to cut the big man's thumb

To show the world around us
that we're not the ones 'down there'

The answer to our questions
lies in the smallest parts
they say they found a passage
to Eden and beyond.

So ask yourself my friend:
What right does someone have -
To make access to progress
dependent on your wealth?

Take!
The power from the ones that have too much
Rise!
And show them we're alive here in the mud
Built!
The world the way that you want it to be
Live!
The life they never wanted you to lead

The answer to our questions
lies in our very hands.
Toughened by the streets,
the hunger and our grief.

So ask yourself my friend:
What right does someone have -
To make access to progress
dependent on your wealth?
So ask yourself my friend,
what hand you want to take?
The clean, sterile and loveless,
the blood, the sweat and tears?

Take!
The power from the ones that have too much
Rise!
And show them we're alive here in the mud
Built!
The world the way that you want it to be
Live!
The life they never wanted you to lead
There's a single reason that progress has been made;
we carried all of you on our hunched backs.
We put our hands in dirt, washed it with our sweat,
nurtured you, built your homes, cleaned your rooms, delivered goods.

We are the ones that almost never got a “thank you”
We are vital to the people, both upper and below.
We are the backbones that supported your own gain,
We are the ones you are depending on.

We were expecting nothing more from you
than a little bit of security
for our lives, families and hopes.

How much would you pay for the repair of a heart
or the surgery needed on that cancerous wart,
in your face, yeah that's necessary, not at all voluntary
and it costs way less than a fix of your pump.

All the people telling you: get yourself a longer life, you
just have to pay a monthly fee, live on for eternity.
Progress happens all along, but there's something going wrong
if you do not claim your share,

Embrace it, face it: that's the newest way to
degrade it, fade it: all our health is going to be
traded, gated: just get sick if you somehow can
pay it, hate it, face it, hate it, face it, hate it...

Have you ever been so mad
you want to smash that burning drink
on a spoiled person's head
Just to make some people think?

Burn their palaces in Rome,
and the garden of Versailles,
crush the glass-made Reichtag's dome
let the people occupy.
There are certain people like you,
the people that are well informed and organized.
People that do want the best things,
for their loved ones and the whole hard working folk.

Now let's say there's a bonus,
A monetary incentive, for the ones you care so much
All you have to do is leave us,
let us do our business and your worries will be gone

We fought that battle just to get our rights
Now you're trying, for the love of god, to buy us
We won't sell out to you

Don't be so foolish not to take part,
all the other's are just doing it as well.
Since we know well how this world works,
we will be able to repel you all with cash.

There's no revolution we can't handle,
without your leaders you are harmless and
Buying them was just the right way,
we will go on, the revolution failed.

We fought that battle just to get our rights,
instead we used it for our personal gain and joined you
I still can not believe it

The revolution might be over and we're scattered
but there's at least one person you will not be buying
There will be a time when cash won't help you!

The Nano Revolution,
it could have changed the whole wide world

Instead it went to ashes,
and our lives were changed for worse

We really hoped to move something;
to cut the big man's thumb

And show the world around us
that we're not just the ones 'down there'

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