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War In Iraq-According to musician Jack Johnson

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posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 10:45 PM
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Words to song "Crying Shame" off the album "In Between Dreams"
Take it for what it's worth, but I find it to be a good song both musically and lyrically.

Crying Shame

Will it ever stop?
How will this all play out
Out of sight out of MIND

By now we should know how to communicate
Instead of coming to blows, We're on a roll
And there ain't no stopping us now
We're burning under control
Isn't it strange how we're all
Burning under the same sun?

Buy now and save, it's a war for peace
It's the same old game
But do we really want to play?
We could close our eyes it's still there

We could say it's us agaisnt them
We could try but nobody wins

Gravity has got al hold on us all
We could try to put it out

But it's a glowing flame
Using fear as fuel
Burning down our name
And it won't take too long
Words all burn the same
And who are we going to blame now?

It's such a crying, crying, crying shame (rp 3x)

But now it's beginning to show
A number of people are numbers that ain't coming home
I could close my eyes it's still there
Close my mind be alone
I could close my heart and not care
But gravity has got a hold on us all

It's a terrific price to pay
But in the true sense of the word
Are we using what we've learned?
In the true sense of the word
Are we losing what we were?

It's such a tired game
Will it ever stop?
It's not for me to say
Is it in our blood
Or is it in our fate?
And how will this all play out
Out of sight, out of mind
Who are we going to blame all in all?

It's such a crying, crying, crying shame (rp 3x)




posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 10:52 PM
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I don't mind some of the man's music, but protest songs are not what they used to be.

Introspective questioning has a kind of isolating effect... works just as well as domestic fear and terror perpetrated by the warmongers.

"Who are we going to blame all in all?"

You know who, JJ. After the crocodile tears, what are you going to do about it?



posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by MaskedAvatar

You know who, JJ. After the crocodile tears, what are you going to do about it?


haha....nice. I don't think he made this song to be anything political though. It's not even a popular song off of the album, I think it just shows his anger with the whole thing. I know at least two of his friends were killed in the war. I remember because he didn't release the new album or post tour dates until a few months after his friend's death. I think it was a late addition to the cd.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
but protest songs are not what they used to be.


That's true. Need some Country Joe and the Fish.

I was going to see Jack Johnson in a few weeks time, but they sold out rather quickly. Tickets are being sold for over £100 on ebay now




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