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They Still Live

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iu_527316_8383057.jpgI have come here to chew Bubble Gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of Bubblegum.

As I mentioned before, I am a huge fan of John Carpenter. One of my faves is They Live. So much like my little NFT ad:

I decided to make song as my tribute to this movie, but also based on a few things I've come to notice.

Now Carpetner swears up and down that he based the Aliens on They Live on the Reagan administration among most things. Yet many people have interpreted it in different ways. Conservatives, see this as a jab at Liberals. Even disgusting groups like Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists interpret the movie as one big Jewish conspiracy. A fact Carpenter himself is disgusted as.

My interpretation, it's people in general. Not all people mind you, but much of the reason why I insist on being a Centrist is because I don't see a difference between parties. Democrats, Republicans, Liberals, Conservatives. All of them are the same to me because despite their labels they often do things good and bad that subvert their stereotypes. For example it wasn't a Democrat that freed the slaves. It was a Republican. Abraham Lincoln to be exact. The Democrats back then wanted slavery to continue before they changed their tune. It wasn't a Republican that said Ok to 'Nam. It was a Democrat. Lyndon Johnson to be exact. Despite his late predecessor JFK saying no, Lyndon insisted they go to 'Nam. People switch sides all the time even if they keep the label and it becomes more complicated than simply one side being good or evil. Each side has it's merits and each side has it's faults. I only propose we draw from each merit. As for what kind of people? People looking for the easy way out at the expense of others rather than to aid. People who destroy lives to line up their pockets, when the could easily profit off improving them. People who think Long Term without sweating the small stuff. People who are so manipulative, that they are easily able to cite mob mentality when it would have been easy for everyone to just stop and FUCKING THINK!!

It's those kind of people we should be watching out for. No political labels, no races, no religions no orientation just the people behind them. It's people like that, that are responsible for it all. The scariest part is they could be anyone.

Now this motif is actually very simple. Inspired by the movie and music that came with it, it's meant to show a world where what if Nada destroying the antenna didn't change things. That even when exposed the Aliens are still in power and doing everything they can to bring their world back.


Also until I get the title rights to use They Live, this is free. While this song does not copy Carpenter's movie or soundtrack in any form. It's only right that I don't try to make money off his name without at least affording his company's permission.

Update: I replaced the drums with better ones.

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I love the darkness that is emanating from this track. It is very Carpenter like, a very twisted Track indeed. also i am glad to know we share the same views politics.

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Credits & Info


4.81 / 5.00

Jan 17, 2022
9:21 PM EST
File Info
8.3 MB
6 min 49 sec
  • FL Studio
  • MuseScore 2

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.