The 1984 Remix Project

by The National Cynical Network

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NCN ID Intro 00:06
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I awake to find no peace of mind I said how do you live as a fugitive Down here where I cannot see so clear I said, what do I know Show me the right way to go And the spies came out of the water But you're feeling so bad 'cause you know But the spies hide out in every corner You can't touch them no, 'cause they're all spies They're all spies I awake to see that no one is free We're all fugitives Look at the way we live Down here, I cannot sleep from fear no I said, which way do I turn Oh I forget everything I learn But the spies came out of the water But you're feeling so bad 'cause you know The spies hide out in every corner But you can't touch them no 'Cause they're all spies They're all spies And if we all hide here They're going to find us If we don't hide now They're going to catch us where we sleep And if we don't hide here They're going to find us And spies came out of the water But you're feeling so good 'cause you know Though spies hide out in every corner They can't touch you no 'Cause they're just spies They're just spies
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I Love You 02:30
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Hey big brother As soon as you arrive You better get in touch with the people, big brother And get them on your side, big brother And keep them satisfied Welcome to the beat of the city street Walk on now and don't be shy Take a closer look at the people you meet And notice the fear in their eyes Watching the time passing by [Chorus] Focus your eye on the filthy sky Just as far as you can see Everybody's gettin' kind of tired of waitin' 'Cause nobody wants to cry And nobody wants to die [Chorus] Now that you got the picture What you gonna do Now that you got the picture What you gonna do
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Sex Crime by Eurythmics: Can I take this for granted With your eyes over me? In this place This wintery home I know there's always someone in Sexcrime Sexcrime Nineteen eighty four And so I face the wall Turn my back against it all How I wish I'd been unborn Wish I was unliving here Sexcrime Sexcrime Nineteen eighty four I'll pull the bricks down One by one Leave a big hole in the wall Just where you are looking in
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We are the Dead: Something kind of hit me today I looked at you and wondered if you saw things my way People will hold us to blame It hit me today, it hit me today We're taking it hard all the time Why don't we pass it by? Just reply, you've changed your mind We're fighting with the eyes of the blind Taking it hard, taking it hard Yet now We feel that we are papers, choking on you nightly They tell me "Son, we want you, be elusive, but don't walk far" For we're breaking in the new boys, deceive your next of kin For you're dancing where the dogs decay, defecating ecstasy You're just an ally of the leecher Locator for the virgin King, but I love you in your fuck-me pumps And your nimble dress that trails Oh, dress yourself, my urchin one, for I hear them on the rails Because of all we've seen, because of all we've said We are the dead One thing kind of touched me today I looked at you and counted all the times we had laid Pressing our love through the night Knowing it's right, knowing it's right Now I'm hoping some one will care Living on the breath of a hope to be shared Trusting on the sons of our love That someone will care, someone will care But now We're today's scrambled creatures, locked in tomorrow's double feature Heaven's on the pillow, its silence competes with hell It's a twenty-four hour service, guaranteed to make you tell And the streets are full of press men Bent on getting hung and buried And the legendary curtains are drawn 'round Baby Bankrupt Who sucks you while you're sleeping It's the theater of financiers Count them, fifty 'round a table White and dressed to kill Oh caress yourself, my juicy For my hands have all but withered Oh dress yourself my urchin one, for I hear them on the stairs Because of all we've seen, because of all we've said We are the dead We are the dead We are the dead
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Newspeak 06:03
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Unavailable but coherent in song, just listen....
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The Thrush 02:55
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Watching You 05:25
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU by Sheldon Allman Be careful of what you say Be careful in every way Be careful of what you do Big brother is watching you Big circumspect and discreet Stay light on your mental feet One slip and you know you're through Conform with all directives Remember obedience pays and when you watch that TV Screen remembers it works both ways You'll disappear in a wink Unless you can double think You'll vanish into the blue Big Brother is watching You ============= Watching by The Thompson Twins watching you... watching me watching you... watching me I focus on a face in Samarkand accepting my reward It brings alive my distant memories they're my last resort (chorus) watching you...watching me (watching you...watching me) a look left, look right look left, look right (repeat) Dinosaurs are grazing in suburbia they're glowing in the dark Electrified they fight and fuss about they're eating up the park (REPEAT CHORUS)
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gimme the mic cause i’m taking my life in an unexpected new direction i could care less about your breasts or that your daddy never gave you very much attention i’m the same as i used to be but i’m doing my best to make a good impression i don’t wanna go on but i don’t wanna belong in this condition did you know that i’m your biggest fan i just wanna thank you for the add can i introduce you to my dad i’m feeling like a dead man or the way i seem cause i’m living underground with a fake id i’m feeling like a dead man or the way i seem cause i’m twitching and i’m learning slowly i’m turning my cell phone on in the middle of the interview i’m digging a shallow grave to eliminate my point of view gotta get suggestions how best to get your attention tell you i’m cool i don’t wanna go on but i don’t wanna be long in this condition did you know that i’m your biggest fan i just wanna thank you for the add can i introduce you to my dad i’m feeling like a dead man or the way i seem cause i’m living underground with a fake id i’m feeling like a dead man or the way i seem cause i’m twitching and i’m learning slowly
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Dissidents by Thomas Dolby One more young writer slid away in the night Over the border he will drown in light Hold it - wait a minute I can't read my writing, my own writing! Like tiny insects in the palm of history A domino effect in a cloud ofmystery My writing is an iron fist In a glove full of vaseline Dip the fuse in the kerosene I too become a dissident Courting disaster we ran in the night Check it - verify it Wings of an angel torn in flight It's all here in writing, down in writing! At the hands of the press And in the eyes of the government I fell from grace I too became a dissident
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War Again by Oingo Boingo Don't you know we got smart bombs, it's a good thing that our bombs are clever. Don't you know that the smart bombs are so clever, they only kill bad people. Don't you know though our kids are dumb, we got smart bombs, what a joyous Thing. Here we go so let's drink a toast, to those clever bombs, and the men who Built them. (Chorus) There they go now, there go all my friends There they go now, marching off to war again With their bright flags waving in the wind There they go now, marching off to war again Smiling proudly, with their heads in the clouds. Don't you know this is better than any video friend. It's an action movie. Here we go watch the bad guys get their butts kicked. Really makes me feel Good. Here we go watching CNN, the adrenaline rushes through my veins. Don't you know it's a feel good show, electronic bliss. It's a video, video... (Chorus) Aren't you glad we got smart bombs, it's a damn good thing our bombs are clever It's a shame that our kids are dumb, but our bombs are smart, what a lucky thing now Don't you know it's a feel good show and it's suitable for the whole darn family Come on out everybody shout, give a big salute to our ingenuity Don't you know this is better than, any video friend, it's an action movie... Here we go, watch the bad guys get their butts kicked, and it makes me feel good. Don't you know it's Nintendo, really gets the blood flowing thru my veins now Don't you know it's a feel-good show, electronic bliss, it's a video, video
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Half of what I say is meaningless But I say it just to reach you, Julia Julia, Julia, oceanchild, calls me So I sing a song of love, Julia Julia, seashell eyes, windy smile, calls me So I sing a song of love, Julia Her hair of floating sky is shimmering, glimmering, In the sun Julia, Julia, morning moon, touch me So I sing a song of love, Julia When I cannot sing my heart I can only speak my mind, Julia Julia, sleeping sand, silent cloud, touch me So I sing a song of love, Julia Hum hum hum...calls me So I sing a song of love for Julia, Julia, Julia
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2+2=5 By Radiohead Are you such a dreamer To put the world to rights I'll stay home forever Where two and two always makes a five I'll lay down the tracks Sandbag and hide January has April showers And two and two always makes a five It's the devil's way now There is no way out You can scream and you can shout It is too late now Because you're not there Payin' attention Payin' attention Payin' attention Payin' attention yeah I feel it, I needed attention Payin' attention Payin' attention Payin' attention Yeah I need it, I needed attention I needed attention I needed attention I needed attention Yeah I love it, the attention Payin' attention Payin' attention Payin' attention Soon oh I try to sing along But the music's all wrong Cos I'm not Cos I'm not I'll swallow up flies? Back and hide But I'm not Oh hail to the thief Oh hail to the thief But I'm not But I'm not But I'm not But I'm not Don't question my authority or put me in the box Cos I'm not Cos I'm not Oh go up to the king, and the sky is falling in But it's not But it's not Maybe not Maybe not =========== "Boot Stamping On A Human Face Forever" by Bad Religion “Drop dead, it doesn’t matter,” she said “It only hurts when I laugh,” she said “Sometimes it’s never a crime “To spend the day in bed” She made certain that the curtains were red To dream better by the light they would shed She leaned back, tilted her head And this is what she said… “You can’t win; think it over again “I can’t win; look at the trouble I’m in “We can’t win and we’re stuck here together “Yeah, I hope it will last forever.” “Don’t ever dare to hope,” he said “So I’m never let down too bad “I know there’s nowhere to go “So I’ll just stay here, instead” He knew better than to pull at a thread They unravel like the thoughts in his head He looked out; it filled him with dread And this is what he said… [Chorus] With good books and looks on their side And hearts bursting with national pride They sang songs and went along for the ride And the other side complied They said, "Hey, man, where do you reside?" "And could it be mother’s superior lied?" "And is it possible too many have died?" It’s only natural to reply [Chorus]
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Wake up! won't you listen to me Wake up! won't you listen to me won't you listen to me Wake up! won't you listen to me Wake up! won't you listen to me won't you listen to me Big brother's watching, we watch him back We see right through his disguise He tries to scare us, with angry words But we all know that they're lies Whole world is waiting Just see the fear in their eyes Whole world is watching, observing every move Is it beginning or the end? Just like a chess game, but so intense That I just don't understand Anticipation It's much to big to pretend CHORUS (Wake up), it's 1984 (Wake up), but we've been here before (Wake up), it's 1984 (Wake up), but we've been here before, (here before) Big brother's screaming but we don't care Cause he's got nothing to say Think of the future, think of the prophecy Think of the children of today Big brother's marching So we all stand in his way Open your eyes, sisters and brothers Neatly disguised, so far away Open your heart, try to remember Two worlds apart, but so close (Wake up), it's 1984 But we've been here before (Wake up), it's 1984 But we've been here before All our lives leading up to this day, watching and waiting Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Open your eyes, sisters and brothers Neatly disguised, so far away Open your heart, try to remember Two worlds apart, but so close CHORUS Whole world is watching Anticipating Big brother's marching Is it beginning or the end?
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NCN ID Outro 00:07

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This program is, in part, is an artistically mixed pastiche made up of all the various versions of George Orwell's immortal 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'. It's augmented by relevant songs from various periods since the book was written.

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released June 22, 2013

Excerpted sources include: 1984 (1984 film); 1984 (Radio play with David Niven); 1984 - Audiobook; Eurythmics; Coldplay; Marilyn Manson; Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention; Rare Earth; Video SparkNotes; NPR interview with Christopher HItchens; The Discovery Channel (Great Books George Orwell's 1984); David Bowie; Hailiah; Allison Mose; The Thompson Twins; Amanyth; Brad Sucks; Thomas Dolby; Oingo Boingo; The Beatles; Jeff Monson; John Lennon; Alex Jones; Radiohead; Bad Religion; The National Cynical Network; Midnight Voicejail; Negativland; Casino

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The National Cynical Network (NCN) is a long-running, SF Bay Area alternate programming media remix project. It originally consisted of a trio of SF Bay-Area based radio collage artists: Phineas Narco, Ronald Redball and Alexander T. Newport. NCN seeks to play *with* music , using sound, and video media samples in the process of media collage or 'mediage'. ... more

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