America again

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  1. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Seems I placed the other thread in the wrong forum. For that I apoligize.

    For those of you too young to remember Steppenwolf. (a music group) here is their take on the history and situation of our country. This was written and performed in the late '60s. (If I remember correctly) The lyrics have some relevance to today.

    I see nothing here that says we need to give anything to the indians or blacks. The song just points out some injustices.....(we, as a nation could have improved on some things we did)

    Monster/Suicide/America LyricsPerformed by Steppenwolf

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

    Then 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 "friendly" and kind
    It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
    But now they were paying no mind
    'Cause the people "got" fat and "grew" lazy
    now their vote "is like a" meaningless "Tune"
    "You know they talk about law "about" 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
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Was it designated as political by a mod? If so this will still be considered the wrong thread. If you don't have access to the political thread I would just drop the subject before you catch a warning.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Just a side note if you want to discuss politics a membership is pretty cheap.
     
  4. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It just made me more of a fan
     
  5. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    That's when lyrics were lyrics. Ah, the magnificant Sixties! Sometimes I wonder did it really exist or did we hallucinate that too? :)
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    got it in one!!

    its an anti-american vietnam protest song and its going to devolve into politics and thats verbotten outside the politics forum.

    if anyone wants to discuss it in the correct area go for it. :)
     
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