Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1971 - So What's Changed ?


Rockets, moon shots
Spend it on the have nots
Money, we make it
'Fore we see it you take it


Oh, make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
Way they do my life

This ain't livin', this ain't livin'
No, no, baby, this ain't livin'
No, no, no, no, no



Inflation, no chance
To increase finance
Bills piled up sky high
Send that boy off to die (Vietnam)



Oh, make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Oh, make me wanna holler
The way they do my life



Hang ups, let downs
Bad breaks, set backs
Natural fact is, oh honey that
I can't pay my taxes


Oh, make me wanna holler
Throw up both my hands
Yeah, it makes me wanna holler
Throw up both my hands


Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God knows where we're heading


Oh, make me wanna holler
Throw up both my hands
Yeah, it makes me wanna holler
Throw up both my hands



Mother, mother
Everybody thinks we're wrong
Who are they to judge us
Simply cause we wear our hair long


Well, It's gotten a lot worse as anyone who reads this blog is aware so I won't bore you with details.

Here's the tune, one of the best ever.





Due to popular demand, I have included Marvin's What's Goin On





24 comments :

  1. It takes him a while to get to MY favorite Gaye tune "What's goin' on?"
    And yes, it's gotten worse............more worse than we'd have ever imagined.

    I'm a HUGE Marvin Gaye fan; thanks for this

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    1. Z, Recheck the post. Due to popular demand (You), I have added "What's Goin On".

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    1. AOW, Yep. Same stuff more rocket fuel.

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  4. Artists make lousy philosophers. Or politicians. Yet we constantly see on our TV screens some artist testifying before Congress that alar sprayed on our apples is killing all of us, this from Meryl Streep who once played a farmer's wife on the big screen. This makes her an expert, you see.

    Joni Mitchell trills about paving paradise and putting up parking lots, as if she knows anything about anything other than which key to sing her crappy jazz tunes in.

    Ditto with Marvin Gaye. He is a music guy. He doesn't know politics from dog feces. And yet we have to hear about how we are poisoning the earth and are all going to die, or that nobody makes enough money and we all have to send our kids to war just to die for no good reason.

    I am sick to death of celebrities thinking they know anything. These artists are arguably the stupidest citizens among us, with the exception of registered Democrats. Why anyone would listen to any of their lyrics and take anything to heart is beyond me.

    Try deciphering the lyrics from America's "Horse with No Name," and let me know the skinny.

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    1. Fredd,
      Well, I listen to some of that music, but I can't say that I take anything to heart. I can spot propaganda for what it is, but still enjoy the music on a different level.

      When it comes to "Horse with No Name," I sing along and tap my foot, but don't have a clue as to what the song is supposed to mean. Maybe it isn't supposed to me anything? Who knows?

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    2. Um, "mean anything." Damn typos.

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    3. Fredd, It's just a time capsule my friend and was meant to point out that we're dealing with the same crap today as in 1971, just that some of it is now on steroids as they say. And artists try to sell to the people that buy music. Those would be people that would have no use for Fredd and Kid lyrics eh Monsieur?

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    4. PS, Some of the most profound lyrics can be found in A Whiter Shade of Pale, and Blinded By The Light. Ogggghhhhmmmmmm

      AOW, I spent Decades never hearing Lyrics in songs. It was all about the melody and instruments. I listen to some songs now and think Wow, is that what they were going on about?

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    5. Kid,
      I listen to some songs now and think Wow, is that what they were going on about?

      Same here.

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    6. Fredd,

      Why so sour? Marvin Gaye was looking around and singing about what he observed. Our environment was much worse back then than it is now. Didn't a river catch fire somewhere? Cleveland?

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  5. AOW, Kid: exactly right. As long as the lyrics rhyme (sorta), and mesh with the music, that's OK. Just as long as you don't consider the lyrics from 'artists' as anything more than a bunch of syllables strung together to create just another instrument in the composition they are hawking to the DJ's.

    Bob Dylan comes to mind as somebody who: a) needs harmonica lessons in the worst way, and b) needs singing lessons even more.

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    1. Fredd,
      I agree with you on Dylan's singing, but you're wrong about his harp. His playing is actually very crisp, much moreso than say, Neil Young, who practically worship musically.

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  6. "crap on steroids"... I may have to quote you on this in the future, Kid.

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    1. DaBlade, I don't copyright anything. Feel free. hildebeast, libtard, crap... heh.

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  7. Thank you, Kid! I'm glad I came by again because that song is SUCH a favorite...so smoooooooooth, so hip.
    I ignore the words ..mostly!
    JUST LOVE "WHAT'S GOING ON" and always have.
    THANK YOU!

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    1. Thank You Z. Those two tunes are some serious favorites of mine. And I never listened to the lyrics early on, and now I do and very often think Man that's what they were talking about ?? ;-)

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  8. Thank you, Kid! I'm glad I came by again because that song is SUCH a favorite...so smoooooooooth, so hip.
    I ignore the words ..mostly!
    JUST LOVE "WHAT'S GOING ON" and always have.
    THANK YOU!

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  11. Kid,

    Great post! I do these every now and then. I did John Prine's "Great Compromise," and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction."

    I'm doing another one on 21 Feb. I've rediscovered an old jewel, and man does it fit.

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    1. SF, Thanks. Good ones. Check out Temptations -Ball of Confusion. Man.

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