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Rufus Wainwright - Sword of Damocles (Official Music Video)

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Opis materiału Rufus Wainwright - Sword of Damocles (Official Music Video)


                  SWORD OF DAMOCLES
by Rufus Wainwright
Featuring Darren Criss
Directed by Andrew Ondrejcak
Wardrobe by Vivienne Westwood
Executive Producer Dana Guerin

At a lavish banquet, King Dionysius is confronted by his servant Damocles - a brat who is jealous of the king’s splendor and power. Through supernatural forces, the two roles are switched. The smug, inexperienced commoner becomes the king. But his joy is short-lived. 
He quickly realizes that being king isn’t all crowns and cheeseburgers. With great power comes great responsibility. 

“Sword of Damocles” is my artistic response to what I see currently transpiring within the American government and how its collapse is affecting every aspect of existence for us all. With the Midterm Elections around the corner, it’s important for everyone to take a stand and contribute in some way – whether it’s bringing awareness to issues in your community, protesting/demonstrating, watching the news to formulate your own opinions, creating, yelling – it’s all hands on deck.  

The famed, ancient expression “Sword of Damocles” is a parable of impending doom of and to those in positions of power. This timeless tale points out the hard fact that with great power, comes great responsibility, and for all concerned, great danger. VOTE. 

A portion of proceeds will benefit Swing Left organization

Listen on your favorite streaming platform http://smarturl.it/RufusSwordOfDamocles

LYRICS:

Release
The Sword of Damocles
Just release it
To the authorities

We have been given
The same fortune cookies
You and I have 
All of our progenies 

Raise kindness
Above all else
Avoid the books of
Hatred behind the shelves

I will caress your
Caress your curly hair
With affection
Many a good reason to cut off your head
Then and then

Release 
The Sword of Damocles
Just release it
I’m begging
You on my knees 

There is no reason
To hide it from the sun
I am a tyrant
Trust me, you are not the one and only
And trust me, you are not the one and only
And trust me, you are not the one and only
Lonely person

Release
The Sword of Damocles
Release
The Sword of Damocles
Just release it
Cut the thread
Why don’t you please                

Komentarze


Oded Fried-Gaon
Brilliant!#OdedFriedGaon #OdedMusic #Audioded
BadWolf GoodDog
BWAAAAAAhahahahaha.... HAAAAAAAAAhaaaaaaaaaahhaaahaaaahaaaaaa.... suck fest Royale.... NEVER TRY TO OUTDO ROCKYHORROR YOU SCRUB TRASHMAN
Sam Bacon
I was expecting the “Sword of Damocles” from Rocky Horror, but I was pleasantly surprised by this retelling of this ancient legend. The Rocky Horror version is also a great retelling of the story, but this is far more poignant.
KTown Digger
Hell.... YES!
Deborah Devone
Wonderful
T Davis
I listen to Roofie every day and just discovered this song. Spotify algorithms are whack. The song is spectacular! I would say top 5...my favorite since Perfect Man. I can rarely get through his videos; They always contradict the visions in my head. Now every time I hear this I'm going to think of that little guy's butt I saw in some show. I guess I can work around that. Go...or Give Me Head. Nah, that's ok.
Joe Laurence
Nice he has freedom of speech and song. What a world we live in lately.
Jose Jose
Rufus has been on an American hatefest since 2009 with Going To A Town, which is a wonderfully written and performed song, but so hypocritical of Rufus to hate on America while profiting off Americans. We are a stupid society.
Kenn Worthington
So beautiful
davidsonnow
But Rufus, if you tell everyone to vote, that means Trump will surely get reelected since most of the US agrees with him!