Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More French Versions of Live Free or Die

The French have got the spirit no wonder this phrase has been in my mind for so long.

Vivre libre ou mourir

Vivre libre ou mourir
Originally uploaded by GerryL
"French for "Live Free or Die" is inscribed on the centerpiece monument at the Pantheon in Paris"

Horace Andy "Spying Glass"

You live in the city

You mind your own business

What you see you don't see

But some people they always see

They never mind their own business

You move to the country

You live in the hills

You think you're far from the wicked

When you check it them a use spying glass

They want to know all your business

You live in the city

You stay by yourself

You avoid their company

Still some people are prying you out

Just because you are rasta

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Why I did it

Live Free or Die
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This article is about the state motto. For other uses, see Live Free or Die (disambiguation).
"Live Free or Die" is the official motto of the U.S. state of New Hampshire, adopted by the General Court in 1945. It is possibly the best-known of all state mottos, partly because it speaks to an aggressive independence inherent in American political philosophy and partly because of its contrast to the milder sentiments usually found in such mottos.
The phrase comes from a toast written by General John Stark on July 31, 1809. Poor health forced Stark, New Hampshire's most famous soldier of the American Revolutionary War, to decline an invitation to an anniversary reunion of the Battle of Bennington and to send his toast by letter:
"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils. "
It may have an earlier origin, as mentioned in Burke's 1758 The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, q.v. at google books.
The motto was enacted at the same time as the state emblem, on which it appears.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Or Die 3-23-94

Or Die 3-23-94
Originally uploaded by johnny94110
the other side

Live Free

Live Free
Originally uploaded by johnny94110
new tattoo today 6/05/08

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

City Boy

This heart of darkness is mine bitch
Don’t you know little girl
You should be careful messing with a man like me
It’s a dirty cold city that I call me
Not meant for lovely things such as yourself
No one here is really sure what will happen next
Mean men lurk on the street corners at night
Trying not to do bad things
But not always winning the battle with glorious failure
So fucking pure
Now I’m back on street level
Comfortable as hell
Not meant for human consumption