Beatitudes of Buylessness

Beatitudes of Buylessness
Fred Askew
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Credits

Words: Bill Talen
Music: William Moses
Band: E.K. Lewis / E. Johnson/ N. Stevens/ L. Gruenbaum / M. Tipton

Lyrics

Blessed are the Consumers, for you shall be free from Living By Products…

Blessed are you who stumble out of branded Main Streets, for you shall find lovers not downloaded and oceans not rising.

Blessed is the ordinary citizen who holds onto a patch of public commons, for you are the New World.

Blessed is the artist who is not corporate sponsored for you shall give birth to warm fronts of emotion and breakthroughs of Peace.

Blessed are you who confuse “Consumerism” with “Freedom,” for you shall be delighted to discover the difference.

Blessed are the advertisers and commercial celebrities, for you are waiting for the remarkable restfulness of honesty.

Blessed are city neighborhoods that people have flown from in fear, for your children shall return to illuminate the dark economy.

Blessed are the workers in the supermalls, for the town your employers’ killed shall come back to life!

Blessed is the breadwinner with out-sourced dreams who sits in the SUV stuck in a Christmas from Hell, this year a gift will set you free.

Blessed are the young women in sweatshops, for the things you make will fly you like magic evening gowns to the City of Light.

Blessed are you who disturb the customers, for you might be loving your neighbor.

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