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Thou Shalt Always Kill

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I’ve heard this song by Dan Le Sac a couple of years back and completely forgot about it until I was reminded of it yesterday. The music is not really my cup o’ tea, but the lyrics are a real gem of common sense.

This song could easily have earned a 9/10 by including the lines:

The Bible – Just a book.
The Koran – Just a book.
Book of Mormon – just a book.
Whatever Scripture – is JUST A BOOK.

As it is, it only gets a 7 from me. Unfortunately, Dan le Sacs and Scroobius Pips common sense doesn’t seem to extend to religion – although I’m quite sure that they are not religious themselves, they seem to be classic adherents to belief in belief. In their song Letter From God to Man they regurgitate the old stereotype that poor, harmless religion gets “abused” by evil man for evil purposes, completely ignoring some of the core tennets of the major religions as well as the systematic faults and responsibilities of the faiths. Nonetheless, Letter From God to Man too is a song worth listening to.

Beneath the fold you can find the full lyrics of Thou Shalt Always Kill.

Thou shalt not steal if there is a direct victim.

Thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow lost prophets.

Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Dekker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barrat in vein.

Thou shalt not think that any male over 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a paedophile, some people are just nice.

Thou shalt not read NME.

Thou shalt not stop liking a band just because they have become popular.

Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry.

Thou shalt not judge a book by its cover.

Thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover.

Thou shalt not buy Coca Cola products.

Thou shalt not buy nestle products.

Thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriends best friend, take drugs and cheat on him.

Thou shalt not fall in love so easily.

Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls pants.
…use it to get into their heads.

Thou shalt not watch Hollyoaks.

Thou shalt not attend an open mic and then leave as soon as you have done your shitty little poem or song you self righteous prick.

Thou shalt not return to the same club or bar week in & week out just because you once saw a girl there that you fancied that your never going to fucking talk to.

Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.

The Beatles – Were just a band.
Led Zepplin – Just a band.
The Beach Boys – Just a band.
The Sex Pistols – Just a band.
The Clash – Just a band.
Crass – Just a band.
Minor Threat – Just a band.
The Cure – Were just a band.
The Smiths – Just a band.
Nirvana – Just a band.
The Pixies – Just a band.
Oasis – Just a band.
Radiohead – Are just a band.
Bloc Party – Just a band.
The Arctic Monkeys – Just a band.
The next big thing – JUST A BAND.

Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-english speaking countries as to those that occur in english speaking countries.

Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling where never part of the four elements and never will be.

Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music.
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music.
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music.
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music.

Thou shalt not pimp my ride.

Thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster.

Thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness.

Thou shalt not make some noise for Detroit.

When I say “hey” thou shalt not say “ho”.

When I say “hip” thou shalt not say “hop”.

When I say “he say, she say, we say, make some noise” … kill me.

Thou shalt not quote me happy.

Thou shalt not shake it like a Polaroid picture.

Thou shalt not wish your girlfriend was a freak like me.

Thou shalt spell the word phoenix: P-H-O-E-N-I-X not P-H-E-O-N-I-X, regardless of what the oxford English dictionary tells you.

Thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that Sharon got off with Brad at the club last night by saying “is it?”.

Thou shalt think for yourselves.

And thou shalt always…

Thou shalt awlays KILL.

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Written by Phil

June 7, 2010 at 13:23

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