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Tesla – Edison's Medicine lyrics

You're guilty of crime in the first degree,
Second and third as well.
My jury finds you'll be serving your time
When you go straight to hell.

'Cause he was Lord of the Lightning,
Though "socially fright'ning",
But never out to sell.

Their nickels and pence
Meant more than did sense,
And not the sensible thing.

Nor did the man outta time, man outta time.
Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.
Man outta time, man outta time.
All along, world was wrong. You was right.

All that he saw, all he conceived,
They just could not believe.
Steinmetz and Twain were friends that remained,
Along with number three.
He was electromagnetic, completely kinetic,
"New Wizard of the West."
But they swindled and whined that he wasn't our kind,
And said Edison knew best.

He was the man outta time, man outta time.
Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.
Man outta time, man outta time.
Said you was outta your mind!

You took a shot and it did you in.
Edison's medicine.
You played your cards, but you couldn't win.
Edison's medicine.

I spent twelve years of hard time,
More like the best years of my life.
Never heard or read a single word
About "the man" and his "wicked mind."
They'll sell you on Marconi.
Familiar, but a phony.
Story goes they sold their souls
And swore that you'd never know...

About the man outta time, man outta time.
Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.
Man outta time, man outta time.
Swore you was outta your mind!

You took a shot and it did you in.
Edison's medicine.
You played your cards, but you couldn't win.
Edison's medicine.

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    UnregisteredJun 15, 2012 at 12:37 am
    Pretty obvious, isn't it? A tribute to the great, however strange, mind of nikola tesla. There are several references how other scientists/inventors/businessmen took credit for tesla's developments (e. G. , guglielmi marconi, thomas edison), along with some of his famous friends (e. G. , mark twain, charles steinmetz), as well of some of tesla's more peculiar traits (e. G. , an ocd obsession with the number 3, card-playing, etc.). Wonderful song from a band that could surprisingly be cerebral at times.
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    UnregisteredFeb 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    His song is telling the story of how Никола Тесла(nikola tesla) was far smarter and much greater than thomas edison but how big money and greed as well as ignorance took over and stopped tesla from creating a world filled with free energy for all and a world in which war would have been made obsolete. In the end tesla died waiting for his dead friends to return although they never would. Haunted by his past he died of heart thrombus in his hotel. One strange fact is that tesla always left his door un locked for everyone but on the day he was found dead they had to break down the door to get in. The you. S. Gov. Immediately seized every single document and record tesla ever wrote and has never to this day made them available to the public or anyone else. Guess he was to smart and the gov. Hates competition.
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    UnregisteredDec 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    On the right track, but you took it too far there, 3rd unregistered from the top. Nothing is free, and how he would have made war obsolete. Well that's fairytale thinking. But Edison did take credit for a lot of Tesla's ideas, with the help of the media, wall street, and politicians that were in his pocket, so you could say he was a big progressive thug of his time. Tesla didn't have any big ideas that were unrealized, like "free energy" and "making war obsolete". That's just idealist thinking. He just had his ideas stolen by Edison. Edison would have had a power plant every mile and a half, but Tesla devised the ac wall outlet, so that wouldn't be necessary.
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    UnregisteredJul 28, 2012 at 9:34 am
    As someone who experiences electromagnetic abilities involved in psychkinesis, this song is invaluable to me. Some doctors label me psychotic, due to my use of electromagnetic conductors (aluminum foil is readily available, though gold foil would be more efficient) to aid my psychokinetic abilities. (great album title, then!)
    Anyhow, as the corrupt us federal government scurries to not allow disclosure of higher dimensionality (electromagnetism is the fourth dimension), they keep tesla's work under wraps to keep the masses from developing sensitive technology, I. E. Remote viewing, et. Al.
    If the majority were to develop higher sensory perceptiveness (aka esp), the government would lose control of their corrupt tactics, which are an addiction based on greed and power.
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    UnregisteredDec 22, 2011 at 2:45 am
    This song and tesla himself went against the establishment. If edison would have had his way, we would have wires the size of your middle finger to power a single light bulb, and long range cabling would have been impossible. Tesla did not have the backing of the government. He did not want to sell his ideas to the patent office for profit. As a man who had great ideas, he knew that his inventions could be utilized by anyone, as long as they were willing to put a little bit of time into it. Patent office could obviously not allow this. Tesla was dissenting.

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