Cookie Monster
(Text: “Monster-Suicide-America” by Steppenwolf )

22c Gold leaf and Acrylic on Canvas.

48“ x 48”.

2014

 

TEXT:

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America They came by thousands to court the wild And she just patiently smiled and bore a child To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end

While we bullied, stole and bought our homeland We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America They came by thousands to court the wild And she just patiently smiled and bore a child To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and gray they stomped it They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog

And though the past has it's share of injustice Kind was the spirit in many a way

But it's protectors and friends have been sleeping Now it's a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seem generous and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country But now they won't pay it no mind
'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke

They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business 'Cause the whole world's got to be just like us

Now we are fighting a war over there No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost

'Cause there's a monster on the loose It's got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watching

America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters? Don't you know we need you now?
We can't fight alone against the monster