Tuesday, September 20, 2005

I'm Not A Desperate Man But These Are Desperate Times At Hand

Here's a phenomenal new song by Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. Please feel free to pass it along!

Ben Harper: Black Rain

You left them swimming for their lives
Down in New Orleans
Can’t afford a gallon of gasoline
With your useless degrees and contrary statistics
This government business is straight up sadistic

Now you don’t fight for us
but expect us to die for you
You have no sympathy for us
but still I cry for you
Now you may kill the revolutionary
but The Revolution you can never bury

Don’t speak to us like we work for you
Selling false hope like some new dope we’re addicted to
I’m not a desperate man but these are desperate times at hand
This generation is beyond your command

And it won’t be long
’til the people flood the streets
To take you down
One and All
a Black Rain is gonna fall


Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

how longs ben had those tats? just checked the liner notes to his live album and none there. good post.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

he's been working on them for a while now. aren't they crazy? he's had the outline for years but I guess just recently started filling them in. I love this song so much. what a great response to hurricane katrina and the gov'ts crappy handling of the situation. glad you enjoy.

10:00 PM  

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