“Get Up” – And Vote! Playing R.E.M. At The Ballot Box

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“Get Up” and vote.

It’s Election Day. Just “Get Up” and vote.

Immigration “policies,” Supreme Court appointees, exiting from multi-lateral agreements and treaties, Muslim bans, tariffs, mass shootings on schools and media outlets, partisan politics before principles, etc. – these are all part of isolationist nightmares, bad dreams that have become reality and more than “complicating” life.

Voting might be the single most powerful action people (especially 18-24 year-olds) can take in this “midterm” season. Every restrictive Voter ID law that is supposedly combating non-existent voter fraud is an attempt to get people to not “wake up” and exercise that right, a right to make real dreams that actually “complement” our lives. This week is not a time to get “sleepy.”

For so many people, “life is hard” with no access to health care or living wages and discrimination running rampant.

Help them. Help them “get up.”

Because you don’t want to wake up sometime in late November and ask, “Where (did) time go?” or realize that all of those music boxes in the bridge of the song no longer play.

Tuesday, November 6.

 

 Sleep delays my life (get up, get up)
Where does time go? (get up, get up, get up)
I don’t know

Sleep, sleep, sleepy head (get up, get up, get up)
Wake it up, up (get up, get up)
You’ve got all your life (way up ahead)
(Get up, get up, get up)

Dreams they complicate my life (Dreams they complement my life)
I’ve seen you laying pined (get up, get up)
I’ve seen you laying pined (get up, get up)

Life is rough, rough (get up, get up, get up)
I’ve seen you laying down (get up)
With the loving kind (get up, get up)
I know life is hard, hard (where goes your time?)
Where to turn? Where to turn? (get up)

Dreams they complicate my life (Dreams they complement my life)
Dreamtime

Dreams they complicate my life (Dreams they complement my life)
This time, no escape, I wake up (get up, get up)
(get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up)

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