Thursday, July 07, 2005

Dystopian Sci-Fi, heavy metal, and the british mind

I was lsitening to the radio this morning, and "INto the Void came one. This is a song I really like, but I'd never listened closely to they lyrics before, ad really thoguht aobut them.

Theres somethign about the British mind that makes them write dystopian Sci-Fi. I dont really know what it is, except perhaps a lack of native optimism about the future. I can say that it is clear throughour british Science fiction, and British heavy metal; those brits really expect the future to suck...

Into The Void

Black Sabbath

Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
Up into the night sky they blast
Through the universe the engines whine
Could it be the end of man and time
Back on earth the flame of life burns low
Everywhere is misery and woe
Pollution kills the air, the land and sea
Man prepares to meet his destiny
Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
Up into the night sky so vast
Burning metal through the atmosphere
Earth remains in worry, hate and fear
With the hateful battles raging on
Rockets flying to the glowing sun
Through the empires of eternal void
Freedom from the final suicide

Freedom fighters sent out to the sun
Escape from brainwashed minds and pollution.
Leave the earth to all it’s sin and hate
Find another world where freedom waits.
Past the stars in fields of ancient void
Through the shields of darkness where they find
Love upon a land a world unknown
Where the sons of freedom make their home

Leave the earth to satan and his slaves
Leave them to their future in the grave
Make a home where love is there to stay