This song started out as just a sampled beat and a base line. Then I found this really cool audio quoting some lines from George Orwell’s 1984. I ended up building the lyric around that.

The famous Ron Paul quote “truth is treason in an empire of lies pulled it all together.”

For you music nerds out there, the trick was the key change between the music that was already part of the Orwell audio and the key of the bass loop. It ended up being pretty seamless.

Empire of Lies

Up is down
Wrong is right
Freedom is slavery
Morning is night

Death is life
War is peace
Inside is outside
West is east


Upside down
Inside out
Round and round
Twist and shout
Loopty loop around we go
Where it stops no one knows

Pain is pleasure
Love is hate
Water is dry
Crooked it straight

Bombs drop
But nobody dies
Truth is treason in an empire of lies


Photo by Mark Hillary via Flickr.