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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:01 PM
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Caution's subversive song of the day
Today's song is Rockin in the Free World by Neil Young. Mr. Young just shreds Bush I in this song. I have bolded my favorite bit.

Rockin in the Free World
There's colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin' their feet
People sleepin' in their shoes
But there's a warnin' sign
on the road ahead
There's a lot of people sayin'
we'd be better off dead
Don't feel like Satan,
but I am to them
So I try to forget it,
any way I can.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away,
and she's gone to get a hit
She hates her life,
and what she's done to it
There's one more kid
that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love,
never get to be cool.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores
and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes
for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people,
says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
got roads to drive.


Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

Past Songs of the Day:
Vision Thing - The Sisters of Mercy
Revolution - The Beatles
All Good Soldiers - Bad Religion
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
One - Metallica
Say it loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud - James Brown
Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy
Hate & War - The Clash
Let Them Eat War- Bad Religion
Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:04 PM
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1. Great tune,
but didn't Neil Young have a Reaganite period sometime in the early 80's?
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:05 PM
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2. Excellent song!!!
Edited on Tue May-25-04 05:06 PM by southpaw
I've always loved the Bush 41 verse...

Remember Randy Travis (nearly forgotten country singer) doing a song about the '1000 points of light' thing... atrocious!

on edit... here are the lyrics:

Point of Light
Randy Travis

There is a point when you cannot walk away.
When you have to stand up straight and tall and mean the words you say.
There is a point you must decide just to do it because it's right.
That's when you become a point of light.

There is a darkness which everyone must face.
It wants to take what's good and fair and turn it all to waste,
And this darkness covers everything in sight - until it meets a
single point of light.

Refrain:

All it takes is a point of light.
A ray of hope in the darkest night.
If you see what's wrong, and you try
and make it right, you will be a point of light.

There are heroes whose names we'll never hear.
A dedicated army of quiet volunteers.
Reaching out to help the homeless.
Reaching out to save the land.
Reaching out to help their fellow man.

There are dreamers who are making
dreams come true.
Taking time to to teach the children
that there's nothing they can't do.
Reaching out to help the hungry.
Reaching out to those without.
Isn't that what this land's all about?

Repeat refrain above and then sing:

If you see what's wrong and you try
and make it right, you will be a point
of light.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:20 PM
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3. Awesome pick!
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