February 22, 2012

Got myself arrested, wound me up in jail, Richmond 'bout to blow up, communication failed, if you see the answer, now's the time to say, all I want, all I want is to get you down to pray

Yläkuva: Ruins in front of the State Capitol, 1865 (Richmond, Virginia). Alakuva: View of Richmond, Va, ca. 1860 - ca. 1865 (State Capitol in the Background).
John Fogerty - Wrote a Song for Everyone - [live HD audio from the Beacon Theater in New York, November 18, 2011].
WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE - The late sixties was, of course, a time of great turmoil in America and around the world. Politically and socially this new energy seemed to be affecting everything. As some of this conflict played out in our media you could watch famous people from the older generation having trouble communicating with the younger generation. I had in mind a so-called leader of millions who couldn’t even lead his own son - [John Fogerty].


Met myself a comin' county welfare line.
I was feelin' strung out, Hung out on the line.
Saw myself a goin', down to war in June.
All I want, All I want is to write myself a tune.

Wrote A Song For Ev'ryone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote A Song For Ev'ryone
And I couldn't even talk to you.

Got myself arrested, Wound me up in jail.
Richmond 'bout to blow up, Communication failed.
If you see the answer, now's the time to say.
All I want, All I want is to get you down to pray.


Saw the people standin' thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it's diff'rent now, look, it's just the same.
Pharoahs spin the message, round and round the truth.
They could have saved a million people, How can I tell you?


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