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We Made the Monsters

 
uploaded: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 1:12 PM last modified: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 1:16 PM  (add)
byKara Square
FeaturingMary Wollstonecraft Shelley
length3:51
BPM130
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Here’s a little story inspired by Frankenstein, but with a modern political twist. It’s hard, but I think a big step in defeating the monsters is acknowledging ownership.

The stems are available with and without FX. I’ve included the ticking clock in the FX folder. If you want the dry one, you can grab it here. You’ll find the banjolele chords I used throughout the lyrics below.

I hope you dig!


Intro and Outro: Excerpts from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“I beheld the wretch — the miserable monster whom I had created. His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks.”

Gm/F/Dmin
Frankenstein made a monster
Now we’ve made our own
From everywhere across the globe
Our monsters, they do roam!

We cut out the pieces that make us foul
Greed, hatred, apathy
Then we sewed them all together
Into these retched beasts

Cmin/Gm
We’re Doctor Frankenstein
With our monsters all over the world
We made the monsters
And our monsters staged a coup
Manifestations
Of humankind’s worst
Cmin/Gm/Dmin
We made the monsters
Now they’re in control of us

The corrupt systems forced the hand
Of the marginalized
They felt forgotten, pushed aside
The monsters gave them a voice

The disenfranchised wanted change
The monsters offered this
The disenfranchised need to believe
The monsters gave their word

Cmin/Gm
We’re Doctor Frankenstein
With our monsters all over the world
We made the monsters
Now disaster is unfurled
Manifestations
Of humankind’s worst
Cmin/Gm/Dmin
We made the monsters
Now they’re in control of us

The monsters lie through their grins
They’ve never cared for us
The monsters steal and they plunder
Betraying those who trust

Still many are devoted
Enough to arm the base
The monster’s staunch supporters
Will defend their stake

The world is watching everywhere
As the monsters rule
Doomsday clock is ticking fast
One minute until we’re through!
(tick, tock, tick, tock)

“Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?”
 

Contents of ZIP Archive: Stems - DRY

  • /Stems DRY/Backup VOX DRY.flac (4.20MB)
  • /Stems DRY/Banjolele DRY.flac (6.61MB)
  • /Stems DRY/Main VOX DRY.flac (8.04MB)

Contents of ZIP Archive: Stems - FX

  • /Stems with FX/Backup VOX FX.flac (4.39MB)
  • /Stems with FX/Banjolele FX.flac (9.52MB)
  • /Stems with FX/Main VOX FX.flac (8.95MB)
  • /Stems with FX/Monster VOX FX.flac (408.90KB)
  • /Stems with FX/Tick Tock FX.flac (1.92MB)

"We Made the Monsters"
by Kara Square

2017 - Licensed under
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