Drones

by @alyak72

Liner Notes

I saw this as a skirmish prompt, but I unfortunately had to go to work while it was live. I decided to keep the prompt anyway and do it on my own time. I used The Visitors by ABBA as an influence. I'm not super happy with it, but I gave myself a two day limit and this is where it's at. If I were to ever finish it, I'd hire a much better singer 😬

#drone #political

Lyrics

I hear from up above
A high pitched whine
Way up high

It's a persistent hum
A buzzing bee
Coming toward me

Big Brother's watchful eye
Spy in the sky
To make sure
We comply

First one, then two, then ten
Swarming en masse
Flying past

In perfect formation
Soaring to harass
The underclass

Big Brother's watchful eye
Spy in the sky
To make sure
We comply

When the heavens are occupied
There's no need for alibis
They justify, intensify
Their battle cry
Abide

Drones
Never alone
Drones
Always known

Comments

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First thing, your vocal is wonderful!
Save your money and sing your own stuff. 😊
Besides your stated ABBA influence, I get this Talking Heads vibe (via “The Overload” from the “Remain In Light” album…one of my top ten albums!). It’s that wonderful musical drone that carries the song until you break it with that terrific, unexpected brightness at “When the heavens…”
I really enjoyed this!
[FAWM]