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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:57 PM
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Jackson Browne Lives In the Balance {3:37}
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 09:54 PM by Ptah
 
Run time: 03:37
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFowNFvmUxw
 
Posted on YouTube: April 28, 2006
By YouTube Member: Truthseeker37
Views on YouTube: 158355
 
Posted on DU: October 30, 2006
By DU Member: Ptah
Views on DU: 1309
 
Ive been waiting for something to happen
For a week or a month or a year
With the blood in the ink of the headlines
And the sound of the crowd in my ear
You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that youve seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war

And theres a shadow on the faces
Of the men who send the guns
To the wars that are fought in places
Where their business interest runs

On the radio talk shows and the t.v.
You hear one thing again and again
How the u.s.a. stands for freedom
And we come to the aid of a friend
But who are the ones that we call our friends--
These governments killing their own?
Or the people who finally cant take any more
And they pick up a gun or a brick or a stone
There are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire

Theres a shadow on the faces
Of the men who fan the flames
Of the wars that are fought in places
Where we cant even say the names

They sell us the president the same way
They sell us our clothes and our cars
They sell us every thing from youth to religion
The same time they sell us our wars
I want to know who the men in the shadows are
I want to hear somebody asking them why
They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are
But theyre never the ones to fight or to die
And there are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire


:cry:

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:23 PM
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1. I am again astonished as some of these YouTube videos.......
I see the potential to fight back at the fascists in a way they have no defense against.

They can't shut down the internet - their corporations need it to make their profits. So they can't shut us up. And they can't keep our messages from getting out.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:28 PM
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2. I'm hoping for more musical expression to go with the
talking heads.

Who will do 'Alice's Restaurant?'

:shrug:

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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 11:56 PM
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7. Do you know what would be a good song for the talking heads?
'Dirty Laundry' by Don Henley...

I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something-something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry

Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry

Kick em when they're up
Kick em when they're down
Kick em when they're up
Kick em when they're down
Kick em when they're up
Kick em when they're down
Kick em when they're up
Kick em all around

We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blond who
Comes on at five
She can tell you bout the plane crash with a gleam
In her eye
Its interesting when people die-
Give us dirty laundry

Can we film the operation?
Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a
Running bet
Get the widow on the set!
We need dirty laundry

You don't really need to find out whats going on
You don't really want to know just how far its gone
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry

Kick em when they're up
Kick em when they're down
Kick em when they're up
Kick em when they're down

Kick em when they're up
Kick em when they're down
Kick em when they're stiff
Kick em all around

Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers in every bodys pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry

We can do the innuendo
We can dance and sing
When its said and done we haven't told you a thing
We all know that crap is king
Give us dirty laundry!
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 12:11 AM
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8. I'll kick for the laundry.


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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:01 PM
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3. Damn, he can still write a song, can't he?
I'm truly impressed.

Redstone
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:22 PM
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4. He wrote that in 1986 in response to our Central American
'adventures'

:cry:

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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 11:33 PM
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5. Powerful video. Thanks Ptah.
:thumbsup:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 11:43 PM
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6. Are you in my head?
I was going to kick this.

Thanks neighbor.

:hi:

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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 05:41 AM
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9. Any time.
:hi:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 09:06 PM
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10. Kick.


:grouphug:

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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 09:15 PM
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11. man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that was wonderful!!!
thank you!
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 09:24 PM
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12. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
This was written when we were 'fixing' Central America.


1986.

:cry:

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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 10:09 PM
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13. Kicking, as if we need another reminder of why voting matters.
:kick:

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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:46 PM
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14. I'm shameless.
:hi:

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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-11-06 01:28 AM
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15. Thank you for kicking this
or I would have missed it completely!

Beautifully done.

Do you have the youtube link for that? I would like to rate it up there too.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-11-06 11:16 AM
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17. Here you go
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-11-06 11:33 AM
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18. thank you for the link
:hug:
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JudyM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-11-06 10:04 AM
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16. This brought a tear to my eye... a good perspective.
They sell us the president the same way
They sell us our clothes and our cars

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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-15-06 04:49 PM
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19. . . . .
I want to know who the men in the shadows are
I want to hear somebody asking them why
They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are
But they're never the ones to fight or to die
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 10:17 PM
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20. Kicking
:kick:
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wundermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 03:52 AM
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21. here is a link to Jackson Browne's website...
Edited on Sat Dec-02-06 04:31 AM by vmaus
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