The Upside of Down

from by Samuel de Silentio

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Other generations had hunger
Other generations had war
But our generation’s facing
So, so, so, much more

Other generations desired
Other generations had hope
Seems our generation
Is lost for which way to go

How about the upside, the upside,
Of down?

Other generations had surplus
Find and you will seek,
But our generation’s different
Upon Hubbert’s Peak

Call it a transition
Call it simplicity
All I’m asking from the depths of my nature
Let it be

How about the upside, the upside,
Of down?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise
Our civilisational demise
I don’t know how we’re going get out of this muddle
I just know that there must be joy in the struggle

It might all sound crazy
Crazy it will be
When amongst the grassroots
We discover we are free

Don’t just be excited
Excited you should be
As we dig up cul-de-sacs
And plant a row of peas

The upside, the upside
Of down
The upside, the upside,
Of down


from Tunes for Transition, released June 3, 2016
Written, performed, and produced by Samuel de Silentio.

Backing vox by the Andy Gibson Project and Andrew Doodson.

Mixed by Gav Henderson.

Mastered by Rohan Laurence.



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