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Hand Me Down World - The Guess Who

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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I once tried to get into a movie theater by asking if someone

had less then 12 real birthdays, are they considered at a

childs price ?? (They had no idea what I was going for).

They said yes. I tried to explain that I only had 10 real

birthdays and I could get into the theater at a childs price. 

THEY SAID NO..

Even after I explained the Leap Day theory.  I think they

thought I was crazy-  (They were right ..)

I paid the regular 'adult' price

So your father was right about you celebrating more

birthdays..

I tell everyone carefull what you say or do to me,  I'm

still a minor (under 18)

 

 

I have seen Tommy James in concert twice. and once I

got to shake his hand and say hello.  Tommy and the

Shondell's , to me-  is the BEST ever.. I have all of the

albums, CD's and most of all of the 45's.

(huh-what are 45's )

My answer to that is what Homer Simpson would say,

(Duh)   .

Keep Smiling   :-)

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To rc8149

 

LOL! OMG, my father, may his soul rest in peace, was also born on leap day. Consequently, there came a day when we laughed together about how I had celebrated more birthdays than he had celebrated, and yet he's my father. Funny....it's just one of things, you know? Man Happy

 

And yeh, good pickup on the "Crystal Blue Persuation" by Tommy James and the Shondells. You might notice that I usually emphasize the associated word in BLUE. Kinda quirky, but that's just me.


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This might be a long one.

 

First to 'Look Over Yonder" 

If you were wishing me a belated birthday, that was  back on 02/29/16

The next on will be on 02/29/20-   But thank you any way-   That made

my day  :-)

 I can't help but to notice that your name is part of a song by Tommy

James and the shondells.   That was Crystal Blue Persuation.

Starts out

"Look over yonder

What do you see.

The sun is a'rising

most definitely....

 

And so on

Just thinking.........

 

I appreciate your import on the "Fortunate Son".  WOW.....

 

And to Gent2U..... Also awesum input about  'Chicken Hawk" and your

thought about who  'HAD' to do the fighting.  I Still miss people.

 

I believe that I have  "ALWAYS"  lived in a "Great America"

I do my best to support our "Commander in Chief"  and other

Law Makers.   But sometimes they are not right ! ! ! !

No matter what party they belong to

But I will always support those who protect us.

Police, Fire Dept. and those who have to rescue us.

And those who shall never be forgotten.  The men and

woman who served in the armed services to protect us.

And also the support for the familes of those who lost

a loved one in all the agencies.

 

Bless this country and all those who bellieve we are great

 

PEACE

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TheGent2U  Well said, well stated TheGent2U 

 

Chicken Hawks............man, it's been a long time since I heard that, THANKS for the reminder! 

 

 


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@LookOverYonder @rc8149 In re "Fortunate Son" - hence the term Chicken Hawk. All for the fighting and gung ho - as long as someone else does the actual fighting.

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To rc8149 (happy belated birthday?) :

Right On!

 

I add this.....these lyrics effectively point out the traitorous hypocricy of America's oligarchy as well. They wave the flag as they hire lawyers to hide their sickeningly glutonous wealth from the taxation which finances the war efforts which they capitalize upon and from which their military-aged progeny are protected.

Yeh, America's proletariat die fighting wars from which America's oligarchy profit while their own family members stay home safe.

It ain't right. On the face of it.

Fortuate Son shines a bright light on these inequities, from a soldier's point of view.

 

The Lyrics of Fortunate Son

 

Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
Ooh, they're red, white and blue
And when the band plays, 'Hail to the chief'
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord

But it ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no senator's son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks are born with silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves? Oh
But when the taxman come to the door
Lord, the house look like a rummage sale, yes

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Yeah, yeah, some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask them, how much should we give
Ooh, they only answer, more, more, more, yo

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no military son, son, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no, no

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate son, son


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    Fortunate Son     BY      C C R

 

The song spoke out against the Vietnam War-  BUT  was very supportive of the soldiers

fighting there.    As we all know most of the soldiers came from the working class (like

many of the CCR fans).  They did not have the connections that others in the Nixon circle

had, per John Forgety. The song was sung from a soldier's point of view, who had to fight

 because he had no connections.    Thus the lyric,  "i'm not a Senators Son"

 

This song was performed by the group or the Ed Sullivan Show.    The show's producers

didn't catch it , like others that they made change lyrics.         Awesome......

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Only a Pawn in their Game   Bob Dylan

 

https://youtu.be/KY2lQV3ADfc

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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@rc8149 Amen.

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