Neoreactionary Rock

The NRxsphere (awkward!) could use some lightness of touch occasionally, even…humor?

Due to my encyclopedic knowledge of rock I can usually come up with lyrics that are appropriate to describe some occurrence or news item. But a real challenge would be coming up with Neoreactionary rock. Considering the total prog immersion of most of these folks, it seemed unlikely. However, a couple came to mind:

A Nomination in the General NRx – Modern Culture Critique Category:

The Eagles, “Get Over It”

I turn on the tube and what do I see?
A whole lotta people cryin, Dont blame me
They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
Spend all their time feelin sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your mamas too thin and your daddys too fat

Get over it!
Get over it!
All this whinin and cryin and pitchin a fit
Get over it! Get over it!

You say you havent been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if they gave you some cash
The more I think about it old Billy was right
Lets kill all the lawyers, kill em tonight
You dont wanna work, you wanna live like a king
But the big, bad world doesnt owe you a thing

Get over it!
Get over it!
If you dont wanna play then you might as well split
Get over it! Get over it!

Its like goin’ to confession every time I hear you speak
Youre makin the most of your losin streak
Some call it sick but I call it weak, yeah yeah yeah

Yeah you drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt, you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin everybody down
You bitch about the present and blame it on the past
I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass!

Get over it!
Get over it!
All this bitchin and moanin and pitchin a fit
Get over it! Get over it!

And a Nomination in the Red Pill/ Sex Reality Category:

Steppenwolf, “Everybody’s Next One”

She’s all alone, she’s lost another one
Met him yesterday, now he’s already gone

And though tonight she’ll swear it was the last time
A smilin’ face will come that knows the right line

And then she’ll do all the right things with the wrong guy
And when he’s gone, next day she’ll sit and wonder why

She doesn’t know why she’s everybody’s next one
‘Cause she’s afraid that the truth is gonna hurt some
All the pity in the world, ain’t gonna help none
She has to realize that to keep one, her ways have to change some

She tries too hard, and she comes on too strong
Digs herself too much, and thinks she can’t be wrong

She’s too impressed by things that do not matter
To be the queen of hearts is what she’s after

And then she’ll do all the right things with the wrong guy
And when he’s gone, next day she’ll sit and wonder why

She doesn’t know why she’s everybody’s next one
‘Cause she’s afraid that the truth is gonna hurt some
All the pity in the world ain’t gonna help none
She has to realize that to keep one, her ways have to change some


Please leave further nominations in the comments!

Next, I’m working on NRx in the Rap/Hip Hop category. Okay, I know you have your doubts, but wait and see.

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7 thoughts on “Neoreactionary Rock

  1. Cracker’s “Get off this” (“If you wanna change the world, shut your mouth and start this minute”) is astute cultural commentary. Actually quite a bit of Cracker is.

    Also among my favs: The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Baba O’Riley”. As well, Pink Floyd’s The Wall (pretty much all of it).

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