Next door neighbor them hold your sonIt saddens and disgusts me that so few mainstream musicians have anything to say about the sorry state of U.S. politics. Chuck D is out there, as is Paris, but outside of a few hip-hop musicians, and people who've made a career of being protest singers on the margins, no one's saying much. (Although it's nice to see Natalie Maines doing ads for the ACLU after apologizing shamefully for her comments in England last year.)
Said them find him with one gun
And it's no need them start to mention
Him going to get an indefinite detention
At the Grammy ceremony held during Gulf War I, Bob Dylan sang his vituperative "Masters of War." At the time I was angry because he sang it so badly (as he sang everything in the early 90s) that even dedicated fans didn't immediately recognize the song, thereby making the statement incomprehensible to almost everyone. For Gulf War II, he's given us an underwear ad.
When I find myself talking like this, I wonder, am I now officially old? In this case, I don't think so.