Sunday, May 07, 2006

Living With War

I'm kicking this week off with a little bit of controversy. Neil Young releases a new album on Tuesday. Called Living With War, it is classic Neil-in-foot-stompin-rocker mode. It is also a protest record, topical and critical of the men who run the USA today. Song titles tell the story - Shock And Awe, Lookin' For A Leader, The Restless Consumer all topped off with a gospelly choir (100 voices strong) rendition of America The Beautiful. This next one is the song that is likely to garner some real attention...

Let's Impeach The President

Let's impeach the President for lyin'
And misleading our country into war
Abusing the powers 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
They bend the facts to fit with their new story
Of why we had to send our men to war

Let's impeach the President for spyin'
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
Tapping our computers and telephones

What if Al-Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government's protection
Or was someone just not home that day

Flip... Flop (x8)

Let's impeach the President for highjacking
Our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected

Thank God he's cracking down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There's lots of people looking at big trouble
But of course our President is clean

Thank God

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