Bliss n Eso Lyrics

I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor
That's not my business
I don't want to rule or conquer anyone
I should like to help everyone, if possible
Jew, Gentile, black man, white
We all want to help one another
Human beings are like that
We want to live by each other's happiness
Not by each other's misery
We don't want to hate and despise one another
In this world there is room for everyone
And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone
The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way
Greed has poisoned man's souls, has barricaded the world with hate,
Has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed

We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in
Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want
Our knowledge has made us cynical
Our cleverness, hard and unkind
We think too much and feel too little
More than machinery we need humanity
More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together
The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men
Cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all
Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world
Millions of despairing men, women, and little children -
Victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people

To those who can hear me, I say do not despair
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed
The bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die,
And the power they took from the people will return to the people
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish

Don't give yourselves to brutes
Men who despise you, enslave you
Who regiment your lives, tell you what to do
What to think and what to feel!
Who drill you, diet you
Treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder

Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men
Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!
You are not machines!
You are not cattle!
You are men!
You have the love of humanity in your hearts!
You don't hate!
Only the unloved hate, the unloved and the unnatural
Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th chapter of St Luke it is written:
“The Kingdom of God is within man”
Not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you!
You, the people have the power, the power to create machines
The power to create happiness!
You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful
To make this life a wonderful adventure

Then, in the name of democracy
Let us use that power, let us all unite!


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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Marcus Bones

Thank you Max, enlightened being who needs none of the fuss.

Thank you for inspiring to get off my arse. Since I met you I've written an EP, started a novel, wrote an entire Aussie hip hop song despite the fact I don't write hip hop, and that's just the beginning.

However most importantly you shattered my illusions of success being a corrupting force on the soul. You taught me without even attempting to, that you choose whether your success becomes your shackles to a prison or your rocket ship to the stars.

And most impressively, a man who walks the walk and treats every person whose path he crosses like a brother and sister. Whose kindness and acceptance bursts from within his eyes.

Thank you, for changing my life. Infinite love!


"The ARRIVAL was an eyeful, positivity is power...

We cracked the CONCRETE to deliver you those FLOWERS...

Now that DAY has WINGS, and we RUN ON AIR. And we hoped that if we spoke, there'd be someone there!"

Arrival (2000)
Flowers in the Pavement (2004)
Day of the Dog (2006)
Flying Colours (2008)
Running on Air (2010)

Then we were blessed with this masterpiece of an album, Circus in the Sky (2013). I remember when this album first came out and I heard those lyrics, remembering back on their journey from small time to big time. Now it's time to relive it all again, when Off the Grid comes out later this month!

All comments from YouTube:


This fucking song. Honestly. I can make a billion messages about it but there is literally no words that I can say to thank you guys for it. Changed my life. Once again not the first time that has happened with one of your songs but this is so underrated its insane.<3 the fuck out of you

Kim Alexandria

This song will always move me. Goosebumps everytime.

Ziggy Yost


Ziggy Yost

Same buddy! Air hairs spiked & all. 💯👍👍

Sharing Our Success

years later im still moved by this


if to listen to charlie chaplain's speach and think about our world we live in, it's actually really sad   


offcourse it is!
We all fell the same you know! <3


I've been listening to this pack of monsters ever since I fist heard Woodstock 2008..... back in 2009!! Lmao With every album they've grown and so has their mindset. After seeing them just a few short weeks ago here in Cairns I've come to understand how much they've come to embody the spirit that is so lacking in this world at the moment. I home the mighty B & E continue to elevate, inspire, educate and entertain for many years to come.

Lauren Saunders

that's right it's all love round here coz we don't give a f**k about fear xxxx


Chaplin + Sagan in one, love this. The perspectives are inextricably linked in some ways, calling us to abandon our detrimental way of life and learn to love one another. Love the way B&E tied it together, I respect them a lot.

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