Friday, April 29, 2005

For What It's Worth

There's something happening here.

What it is ain't exactly clear.

There's a man with a gun over there,

Telling me I got to beware.

I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound?

Everybody look what's going down.

 

There's battle lines being drawn.

Nobody's right if everybody's wrong.

Young people speaking their minds,

Getting so much resistance from behind.

I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound?

Everybody look what's going down.

 

What a field day for the heat.

A thousand people in the street,

Singing songs and carrying signs,

Mostly say, "Hooray for our side."

It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound?

Everybody look what's going down.

 

Paranoia strikes deep:

Into your life it will creep.

It starts when you're always afraid.

You step out of line, the man come and take you away.

We better stop, hey, what's that sound?

Everybody look what's going down.

Stop, children, what's that sound?

Everybody look what's going down.

This became an anthem of sorts to those of us who came of age during the '60s and early '70s, when Richard Nixon reigned the country.

It is coming to seem relevant again now that George Bush and his radical Republicans rule the country.

Peace.

 

 

2 comments:

sistercdr said...

Truly apropos.

b4i8clover said...

Thank you, Cynthia. I knew that you would know exactly what I was getting at. I think the generations that follow ours need to understand that there is truly nothing new under the sun. Evil is forever.
Malcolm