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To Dragons3.......

 

Wow!  "Subterranean Homesick Blues" from you was a really great post. As for myself, I really dig that song, as I do many many Dylan ballads. But did you know this?.....during the sixties and seventies there was an organization comprised of thousands of university students and community activists all across the country known as SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) which fractured into two factions......RYM 1 and RYM 2 (Revolutionary Youth Movement). RYM 2 also took on the name of "The Weathermen". This seemingly illogical nickname was actually derived from "Subterranean Homesick Blues". A particularly declaritive verse states: "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows". Eventually they were referred to as "The Weather Underground". So if you are already aware of this background, I conjecture you were closer to the "movement" than most people became. I'm enjoying your posts very much, as I am many others as well. Thank you


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The Spirit Trail     Dan Fogelberg

 

This is a song written to acknowledge that the native nations of North America must continue struggling to survive the terror of the horrors of genocide inflicted upon them since 1492 by European invaders and the ongoing genocides which are continually being inflicted upon them at the hands of the merciless American land-grabbing conquerors.

 

They took the land. They took control.
They robbed my father of his very soul.....
To be like one of them.....to be like one of them.


But I was born a native son.
And I will never be another one.....
To give it all away.

I've got to walk the spirit trail


Let every creature I see

be a brother and a friend to me.
Let every step that I take

Leave the footprints of a warrior.....
Along the spirit trail.


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Light One Candle -- Peter, Paul & Mary

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Gone the Rainbow -- Peter, Paul & Mary

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Subterranean Homesick Blues -- Bob Dylan

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More from the Eagles - on their last album, Long Road Out Of Eden, 2007:

 

Long Road Out of Eden - Frey, Henly, Schmidt

Weavin' down the American highway
Through the litter and the wreckage and the cultural junk
Bloated with entitlement, loaded on propaganda
Now we're drivin' dazed and drunk

Been down the road to Damascus, the road to Mandalay
Met the ghost of Caesar on the Appian way
He said, "It's hard to stop this bingein' once you get a taste
But the road to empire is a bloody stupid waste"

Behold the bitten apple, the power of the tools
But all the knowledge in the world is of no use to fools
And it's a long road out of Eden

 

No More Walks in the Woods

I Dreamed There Was No War

Fail Grasp on the Big Picture

Business as Usual

Hole in the World

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And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Joan Baez, among others

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MONSTER by Steppenwolf

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Where Have All the Flowers Gone -- Peter, Paul & Mary 

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Pre-dating The Last Resort by some 14 years was this song -

 

Little Boxes - written in 1962 by folk singer-songwriter and political activist Malvina Reynolds, 

 

from Wikipedia:

"The song is a political satire about the development of suburbia, and associated conformist middle-class attitudes. It mocks suburban tract housing as "little boxes" of different colors "all made out of ticky-tacky", and which "all look just the same." "Ticky-tacky" is a reference to the shoddy material used in the construction of the houses."

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