Choose Life

When reading these lyrics, remember that the music behind them is hard, driving, *alive* techno. This isn’t a suicide note, it’s a thrilled announcement of defiance, a soul awaking.

The actual sample is from Trainspotting – and of course normally it doesn’t have a very positive message at all. But when listened to in this context, you can see – choosing something else is at the very core of coming alive.

Choose a job.
Choose a career.
Choose a family.
Choose a big television,
choose washing machines, cars,
compact disk players and electrical tin openers…
Choose leasurewear and matching luggage
choose a three peice suite on hire-purchase in a range of fabrics
choose DIY and wondering how to assemble it
choose sitting on that couch watching mind numbing spirit crushing game shows
stuffing junk food into your mouth
choose rotting away at the end of it all in your miserable home,
nothing more than a embarrassment to the selfish brats you spawn to replace yourself
Choose your future
choose life

I chose not to choose life: I chose something else!

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