90 Miles From Tyranny : I'd Rather Die On My Feet Than Live On My Knees...

Saturday, July 11, 2020

I'd Rather Die On My Feet Than Live On My Knees...


  1. On Your Feet or on Your Knees
    I was looking at the t.v. news
    People everywhere blowing a fuse
    People everywhere under the gun
    Little kids dying never had no fun

    Human beings ain't got no brains
    Think you're better but you're all the same
    Think you're clever but you're all to blame
    Here we are again in the same old frame

    Shut up, I'm talkin' to you
    It's on television so it can't be true
    And I can't play that game no more
    Wake up and see it through
    Kill the many to save the few
    I know what the blind man sees
    On your feet or on your knees

    Headline terror, crime on rise
    Half ain't true and the rest is lies
    Same smile on the same old face
    Same old horse win the same old race

    I wouldn't smile if I was you
    Don't relax, 'cause it ain't so new
    Watch your back, light the light outside
    Somebody comin'…

  2. The movie 300 did a big disservice to the history of Thermopylae. While Leonidas may have "lost" the battle, his stalling action allowed Greece to evacuate her cities. This allowed the Greeks to crush the Persian empire mere years later.

    It was the Spartan ideal to live on your feet rather than die on your knees that allowed them to crush their enemies in most situations. We could learn a lot from the Spartans.