“Currency” – The Black Angels [YouTube Music Video]

LYRICS

Currency carry me everyone is held hostage
Currency means nothing
How are they to spend us next
Do you want a stake in us?
How you have a stake in us

One day it’ll all be over
One day it’ll all be gone

I can see born asleep all these things in motion ours
All the debt and lives you’ve sold
There’s no truth in who we trust
Print and print the money that you spend
Spend and spend the money that you print then

One day it’ll all be over
One day it’ll all be gone

I can see currency how it always sanctions us
All these paper lives you’ve sold
There’s no God in who you trust
Print and print the money that you spend
Spend and spend the money that you print
Print and print the money that you spend
Spend and spend the money that you print then

One day it’ll all be over one day it’ll all be gone
And you will all be gone one day
Yeah you will all be gone one day

You’ve paid with your life
A slave from nine to five
You’re spent through us
You take from us when we die
So claim the diamonds in your eyes

CREDITS

Director: Bob Mustachio
Editor: Mark Roethke
Director of Photography: James Oswald
Producers: Ari Guerrero and Dallas Cloud

Psych rockers The Black Angels have shared a music video for “Currency,” a track from their new album, Death Song. Watch it above, courtesy of the band’s YouTube.

It’s a hypnotic track that’s soaked with distorted guitar riffs. The song’s lyrics reference the role of money in today’s society, as the chorus repeats, “One day it’ll all be over.”

The video fits the song’s theme, as we see a $20 bill being passed around from people like a cashier, a drug dealer, a stripper, and more. Singer Alex Maas shared insight about the video with Billboard:

The concept came from a day in the life of a dollar bill… Our video artist Bob Mustachio came up with the idea. It was meant to follow a ‘cursed bill’ over the course of a day or so. Ari Guerrero and Dallas Cloud produced and co-directed with Bob.

Death Song is currently available on Amazon. This is their first LP since 2013’s Indigo Meadow.

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