The Way Is Already

by The Brooklyn Players Reading Society

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Written, performed, recorded and mixed by The Brooklyn Players Reading Society with David Fine-Firesheets on drums and Becky Fine-Firesheets on keys and vox.

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released May 1, 2017

Background photo by Anthony Fine. View more of his pics at www.flickr.com/photos/huntergather/.

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The Brooklyn Players Reading Society Brooklyn, New York

David and Becky Fine-Firesheets set stories, poems and other forms of words to rock and pop music. They enjoy exploring new sounds and playing with traditional forms of songwriting. They also enjoy dogs, pizza, biking, the beach, and hangin' with their little dude, Lew. ... more

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Track Name: The Way Is Already Intro
Protective parents rage over free contraception
while their clueless teenaged daughters
all dolled up like the photoshopped magazines tell them to be
get STDs and pregnancies.

The politicians agree. “Keep America moral!”
What they really mean is keep the rich rich and the poor poor
While hiding their true motives behind
the immoral masks of false morality.

Yet few of us question these masks
’cause corporate America’s so damn convenient.
One stop, all your needs, one low price
Plus, free parking!

Meanwhile, they're fucking over our neighbors
who've worked down the street for the past 25 years.
I say, We have lost the way.
Track Name: The Way Is Already
Prison yards in cultural centers
Benches packed with old forgotten men
run out of their homes by the big
corporations that wanted parking lots.

The only culture that they get here
is fast food, alcohol, and bein’ poor
’cause they followed glorified promises
of faulty jobs in the melting pot.

I say, We have lost the way

I confess, I’m just like everyone else, buying shit on Amazon
made by Indonesian girls who can’t afford their own Barbie Dolls.
Yeah, I know, things are tough all over.
But I am living for a future.

A future where money doesn’t matter
as much as being kind and respectful
because we know that our own happiness
depends on the happiness of our neighbors.

I say, We can find the way.

Protective parents rage over birth control
while their young daughters get STDs and pregnancies.
The politicians, mostly rich and male, agree.
“We need to keep our country moral!”

Yet they are hiding their true motives
behind the immoral masks of false morality.
Few of us actually seem to care
’cause corporate America’s so damn convenient.

I say, We have lost the way.

We all have to play the money game and fall victim
to materialism, consumerism and self obsession.
But if we continue to say so separated,
we’ll lose our country and our humanity.

We’ve let go of our sense of community when really,
community is what we need the most.
Stop competing, start cooperating.
Listen, compromise, try to empathize.

I say, We can find the way.