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'Big Brother' is a Frighteningly Factual Song

Staring Into Nothing Takes on Government in Their New Song

Taken from the band's Facebook page

For lack of a better term, if you want music that is "woke," this is the song you need to listen to. Staring Into Nothing’s “Big Brother” is a song that speaks volumes about culture, politics, and the world in which we live. More on that in a minute, first let’s take a look at who this band is, what they stand for, and why they are worth listening to.

Staring Into Nothing is Steve Rogers (Piano, Keyboards, Lead and Backing Vocals), Savannah Rogers (Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals), and Kurt Barabas (Bass and Guitars). More than their names, the band is a driving force in waking up to what is going on the world today and has been going on. I really liked their about section on their website, which says the following (among other things):

“Staring Into Nothing thrusts your gaze into the abyss of abuse of authority with their provocative new album, Power. Go ahead and look—you’ll appreciate the view.”

You can look by visiting their website, or at least go there to keep up on information about the band and their music. For now, though, there is one song available that you should be listening to by this talented trio. It’s a politically charged tune that has a pop and blues edge to it. It begins slow and builds as the story builds.

Listen to and Purchase the Song 'Big Brother' Here:

The Lyrics:

The road to hell is paved with good intent

But should we really trust the government?

To keep their sights on terrorists

But not me…

In the presence of fear comes the absence of thought

The need to do something no matter the cost

Like passing bills lawmakers don’t even read…

Few were aware

Until it snowed

How far this had gone

How deep it goes

Big Brother’s always watching us

In the name of keeping us safe

Nothing to fear if we’ve done nothing wrong

At least not for today

It’s a trade off they say

Nothing comes for free

To be certain safety can be guaranteed

We’ll have to give up some of our liberty

All of these things to keep us from harm’s way

Watch out as you’re feeling sound and safe

Protection often turns into tyranny

Operation prism and satellites

Metal detectors and camera eyes

Big Brother’s always watching us

In the name of keeping us safe

Nothing to fear if we’ve done nothing wrong

At least not for today

We’re now going back to the oldest of deeds

Warrantless search and secret police

The cure can be more deadly than the disease

It’s not through the loss of human life

That terror’s triumphant and wins the fight

It’s when in fear we change what makes us free

Contractors feast at the public trough

Once money flows like this it’ll never stop

Big Brother’s always watching us

In the name of keeping us safe

Nothing to fear if we’ve done nothing wrong

At least not for today

Big Brother’s always watching us

In the name of keeping us safe

Nothing to fear if we’ve done nothing wrong

At least not for today

The inconvenient bill of rights

Keeps getting in the way

The road to perfect safety leads

To a security state

See the reality in those words? It’s kind of scary, and if you aren’t frightened then you aren’t paying attention. Not only is this an excellently written song, but the video is also intriguing and enjoyable. If you like eyes and feeling like you’re being watched, check it out.

Watch it Here

If this one song says anything about the rest of the album, it’s saying you need to become a fan of this band. They are bringing up issues that people really need to be talking about and looking into. Music with a message, you have it right here.

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