Thursday, May 25, 2006

living with war

So you thought protest songs were a thing of the past? Throw this cd on and you'll swear your back in a different era. It's not a polished, studio album, it's just plain old raw rock and roll. IMHO this is the best Neil Young album yet. Guitar rifts are great and the lyrics are a thing of beauty (a few examples):

"Won't need no strong man
Walkin' through the night
To live a weak man's day
Won't need no sunshine
Won't need no purple haze
After the garden is gone
After the garden is gone
After the garden is gone Where will people go?



"Don't take no tidal wave
Don't take no mass grave
Don't take no smokin' gun
To show how the west was won"



"The people have heard the news
The people have spoken
You may not like what they said But they weren't jokin'
Way out on the desert sands Lies a desperate lover They call her "Queen of Oil"
So much to discover
Don't need no ad machine Telling me what I need
Don't need no Madison Avenue War
Don't need no more boxes I can't see Covered in flags but I can't see them on TV
Don't need no more lies
Don't need no more lies
Don't need no more lies
Don't need no more lies"



"Let's impeach the president for lyin'
Misleading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door
Who's the man who hired all the criminals
The white house shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new story Of why we have to send our men to war"

you can listen to it here -

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