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Neil Young | Living With War
Everyone in the Rhapsody office is quite excited to bring the world early streaming access to Neil Young's explosive new album, Living with War. Young recorded this record in just 2 weeks, and every song is a timely diatribe about the war in Iraq and the current bungling administration. The music is classic stripped down Neil, augmented with a trumpet or a choir on certain songs. The lyrics are powerful, chanting "don't need no more lies!" and explicitly asking America to get rid of our blunderful commander-in-chief on the anthemic "Let's Impeach The President."
Let’s impeach the president for lying / And leading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him / And shipping all our money out the door

He’s the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new stories
Of why we have to send our men to war

Let’s impeach the president for spying / On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country / By tapping our computers and telephones

What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?
Would New Orleans have been safer that way?
Sheltered by our government’s protection
Or was someone just not home that day?

Let’s impeach the president / For hijacking our religion and using it to get elected Dividing our country into colors / And still leaving black people neglected

Thank god he’s cracking down on steroids / Since he sold his old baseball team
There’s lot of people looking at big trouble / But of course the president is clean
Please listen closely to Dubya's own statements, the clips on that song and pass this Rhaplink around. Neil goes further than to just bitch, he begs for some American to rise up and lead on "Looking for a Leader," referencing Barack Obama or Colin Powell, "to right what he's done wrong." I'm with Neil when he says "I join the multitudes/I raise my hand in peace/I never bow to the laws of the thought police." If an album like this does not help our generation wake up and do something about the direction of this country, we sit idly by and watch the empire crumble while we fight to spread "democracy" in a desert I never want to visit. - TK


Comments:
Wonderful album - gives me hope.
 
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