10 Replies to “Saturday Jukebox II – Reasons To Protest”

    1. Right on nihil obstet…,

      especially the Jackson Browne…,

      “The kid I was when I first left home
      Was looking for his freedom and a life of his own
      But the freedom that he found wasn’t quite as sweet
      When the truth was known”

  1. I am continually amazed by the utterly random videos people post on these Saturday jukebox threads! Its like they are “Youtube tone deaf”!

  2. Jackson Browne – “Lives in the Balance”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFowNFvmUxw

    I’ve been waiting for something to happen
    For a week or a month or a year
    With the blood in the ink of the headlines
    And the sound of the crowd in my ear

    You might ask what it takes to remember
    When you know that you’ve seen it before
    Where a government lies to a people
    And a country is drifting to war

    And there’s a shadow on the faces
    Of the men who send the guns
    To the wars that are fought in places
    Where their business interest runs

    On the radio talk shows and the TV
    You hear one thing again and again
    How the U.S.A. stands for freedom
    And we come to the aid of a friend

    But who are the ones that we call our friends
    These governments killing their own?
    Or the people who finally can’t take any more
    And they pick up a gun or a brick or a stone

    There are lives in the balance
    There are people under fire
    There are children at the cannons
    And there is blood on the wire

    There’s a shadow on the faces
    Of the men who fan the flames
    Of the wars that are fought in places
    Where we can’t even say the names

    They sell us the president the same way
    They sell us our clothes and our cars
    They sell us every thing from youth to religion
    The same time they sell us our wars

    I want to know who the men in the shadows are
    I want to hear somebody asking them why
    They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are
    But they’re never the ones to fight or to die

    And there are lives in the balance
    There are people under fire
    There are children at the cannons
    And there is blood on the wire

    A great video prsentation as well…, give it a watch.

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