Ceschi - $tiche$ Unplugged (ft. Pat 'The Bunny' Schneeweis)

This music is very motivating to me, I deal a lot with the feelings that I'm fighting for something impossible and just wasting my time, the solution that Ceschi, Pat and Pepe scream is to "Fight like hell", fight for it even if it's impossible, which at least raises my moral for a little while. Then comes the second part, that feels like a punch for me, and is why I like to so much, I tend to get very cynical when hearing hopeful things, having only "sensory input and smug self-assurance".

I do feel strongly that "common decency might lead us all straight into prison or to death", but enough of weltschmerz. For me, this is not a song of hope, but a song about fighting as hard as you can despite the odds for what you believe, I can't claim to act like that (or to understand the last line of the song), but it motivates me.

Full lyrics:

I'll spend this lifetime fighting something
Even if I have no idea what I want to prove
Keep wasting all your precious moments
Working hard to not work at all just for a fantasy
Even if every goal is impossible
And even if freedom's not feasible
I break these bones hoping to find it
There's no logic here
It is wild, it is grimy

Fight like hell
Whether in prison or with our dying breath
Don't snitch and don't tell
Fight like hell, fight like hell
Fight like hell

Be realistic, kill your delusions
Grow up or get married, buy life insurance
And without illusions there's no dreaming
Only sensory input and smug self-assurance
Like any of us could let go of the feeling
That common decency might lead us all straight into prison
Or to death
Like anybody else in the world has a better waste of breath
You better have my money when I come to collect
Published 2021-06-06