Monday, 5 November 2012

A Vocational Viewpoint / The Decline of English Murder

“I see no reason why the 5th November should ever be forgot”

Why not you may ask?

Two View Points as to why - Both from Alan Moore

Firstly let me attempt to present “A Vocational Viewpoint” from V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Next:- A song “The Decline of English Murder” Lyrics by Alan Moore, Music by Joe Brown

"She sorts out her hair in the washroom at Preston services
Dries her hands under a notice that reads “Have you seen this child?”
And she nurses one tea for an hour in the cafeteria
Watching the truck drivers blind their fried eggs with the cutlery
And English murder
It’s all over her face
Just waiting until the right time, the wrong lay-by
There’ll be a photograph
With a bad 1970’s fringe and a look of uncertainty
Years later you’ll know the name
But not where you’ll know it from
And they emptied the terraced row with compulsory purchases
Reasoning that they would make more from the ground with the people gone
So he shuffles the half a mile to the nearest post office
When lads push into the queue he pretends he's’ not noticed them
And English murder
It’s all over his face
A low enough cold snap a high enough gas bill
You’ll skim the epitaph
And you’ll possibly notice his name like somebody you knew from school
There’ll be an off-the-peg verse where “sad” has been rhymed with “dad”
And the houses in which they have invested their city bonuses
Have increased the property prices and therefore the homelessness
Their scabby grey anti-climb paint and withdrawn amenities
In case socialising promotes anti-social behavior
And English murder
It’s all over the place
The bunches of flowers in pedestrian precincts
Your average psychopath
At least kills with a hammer or brick and not with greed and incompetence
And after two or three years maybe they’ll express remorse"

Now you have watched the videos, what is next?

You can buy a copy of the song “The Decline of English Murder” from - you can read more about the song here

You can read Alan Moore's recent interview for Occupy Times here

As far as I am concerned It's not what you do that necessarily matters it is that you remember you do have a choice, no matter what anyone else may say 

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