Steve Earle is a hugely talented song writer and musician. He’s hardcore left-wing, describes himself as communist, lives in the South, and plays country and bluegrass. Got that?
From his latest, the Grammy Award winning, "The Revolution Starts Now"
"F the CC" is a scorching attack on censorship. The music is as ferocious as the lyrics. Rebel music doesn’t get much better than this.
I used to listen to the radio
And I don’t guess they’re listenin’ to me no more
They talk too much but that’s okay
I don’t understand a single word they say
Piss and moan about the immigrants
But don’t say nothin’ about the president
A democracy don’t work that way
I can say anything I wanna say
So fuck the FCC
Fuck the FBI
Fuck the CIA
Livin’ in the motherfuckin’ USA
People tell me that I’m paranoid
And I admit I’m gettin’ pretty nervous, boy
It just gets tougher everyday
To sit around and watch it while it slips away
Been called a traitor and a patriot
Call me anything you want to but
Just don’t forget your history
Dirty Lenny died so we could all be free
Condi, Condi is a hoot, done to a deliberately dorky reggae beat too.
Oh she loves me oops she loves me not
People say you’re cold but I think you’re hot
Rich Man’s War
Rollin’ into Baghdad wonderin’ how he got this far
Just another poor boy off to fight a rich man’s war
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