Saturday, 29 November 2014

The IndoPakistani One

Note: This is a lyrical poem inspired by rock band Slipknot's The Negative One. It is originally written by guitarist James Root, and vocalist Corey Taylor.

Note (2): This poem describes how Pakistan has fallen so low politically. And how it might have been better if Pakistan and India had never gotten separated.

Tobacco and caffeine, a lot of nicotine
I'm going to burn so I better tell you everything
The socialism, the capitalism
Never mind 'cause you're never gonna get this
The same drama on a different channel
I'm bound to walk with a bomb strapped to my chest
At least I'm next in line to being called an extremist

The Two-Nation Theory
The crescent and star

You had to be set free

Opposing parties
Your choices are

The IndoPakistani One and me

Gandhi, why were we enemies?
I never follow and I never make apologies
Your dementias, are gonna get ya
Because your provinces can't support each other
Settle for the cynical, you're so political
You're getting ready 'cause the first move is critical
Hypocrisy, explains our idealism
What did we learn from our time in colonialism?

The Two-Nation Theory
The crescent and star

You had to be set free

Opposing parties
Your choices are

The IndoPakistani One and me

The Sindhi, The Pathan, The Punjabi
(they all will fall)
The cystic, symbolic condition
(systemic)
Egregious, replete with these regions
(contaminate)
Succumb to the selfish creation
(your failure)

No accountability, no divisibility
I point the finger but my own people are holding it against me
Lies being spread about anti-fascism
News centered on sarcasm
When the innocent begin to circumvent
The color fades, but the picture is vibrant
What do you believe? Does it matter now?
Turn away, the saints are on death row

The Two-Nation Theory
The crescent and star

You had to be set free

Opposing parties
Your choices are

The IndoPakistani One and me...




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