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Posted on 2010.06.25 at 15:53

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abraham lincoln
abe_lincoln666 at 2010-06-25 22:27 (UTC) (Lien)

Not About the Oil Catastrophe, But ...

This song (or rather, assemblage of songs) originally came out when I was in 8th grade, and I've always thought that it did an incredible job of summing up "the American Experience". It's by Steppenwolf (who weren't exactly known for their fine, artistic prowess), so lyrically, it's a bit crude. But it always amazes me every time I read the lyrics; it was true in 1970, and it's even more true now. (The music is a bit bombastic and "bikerly"; I almost like the lyrics better without the music.)


MONSTER - SUICIDE - AMERICA

From the 1970 release "Monster"

Words and music by John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Nick St. Nicholas and Larry Byrom

(Monster)
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war over
They stuffed it just like a hog

And though the past has it's share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it's protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster and will not obey

(Suicide)
The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seem generous and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'

Our cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watching

(America)
America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster

© Copyright MCA Music (BMI)
All rights for the USA controlled and administered by
MCA Corporation of America, INC

--Used with permission--



where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2010-06-29 22:14 (UTC) (Lien)

Re: Not About the Oil Catastrophe, But ...

wow - that's pretty intense - thanks

i'll give it a listen when i can

right now i am juggling between the library and being ill all the time

but i've got another flaming rad post coming up now...
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