Jeffrey’s Pipe Dream

Introduction and lyrics by Melodie Yvonne and inspired by Jeffrey Lageveen

I rarely take political stances or engage in conversations on the topic because, well, I’m f*cking Sweden, but occasionally I’ll run into someone a little more passionate than others and allow them to bend my ear. Recently one of these instances occurred as I was enjoying the company and banter of a good friend of mine by the name of Jeffrey Lageveen. Now Jeff is very vivacious and vehement about most topics he chooses to vocalize so it was no surprise to me that he had such an adamant opinion about a certain current event. The recent happenings surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline quickly took over his orations, and he not only wanted me to truly hear his feelings, but he encouraged me to aid him in his expression through my lyrical skills. The following lyrical musings published for your enjoyment, and hopefully your thought provocation, are the result of my dear friend’s inspiration. Bless him for being a beautiful human, for caring about the world, AND for having the ability to actually make my inner child sit still for an entire adult conversation 🙂

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Jeffrey’s Pipe Dream 

This is fucking real, and this is fucking happening
These our lives that matter, and it’s time we stood for something
Underpaid to fight the good fight, trying to make a difference
Let go your thoughts, look in my eyes, lay back, and take a listen

Looking at Dakota’s pipeline
It’s a pipe dream, but it’s night-time
Looking at it from a wrong mind
Sacrilegious dogs feed primetime

Politics and corporate greed
quickly get us nowhere free
Blindly dig themselves up something
Eat our souls just like The Nothing

This is fucking real, and this is fucking happening
These our lives that matter, and it’s time we stood for something
Underpaid to fight the good fight, trying to make a difference
Let go your thoughts, look in my eyes, lay back, and take a listen

Government blind to the natives
Squawking pigs don’t represent us
Taking land with brute armed forces
Tyranny empire enforcers

Hollywood paid to be faithful
My words may not be so graceful
But I’ll make one kind of difference
With my free speech groove deliverance

This is fucking real, and this is fucking happening
These our lives that matter, and it’s time we stood for something
Underpaid to fight the good fight, trying to make a difference
Use my grooves to save what’s right, and wipe away the ignorance

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