Earth Opera – The American Eagle Tragedy, 1969

Earth Opera was a psychedelic band fronted by Peter Rowan and David Grisman, skilled folk and bluegrass musicians. The American Eagle Tragedy is an antiwar protest gem.

Today in 2013, 44 years later, the US is about to embark on another insane war. Our leaders have learned nothing.

And call out the border guard.
The kingdom is crumbling.
The king is in the counting house,
Laughing and stumbling.
His armies are extended,
Way beyond the shore.
As he sends our lovely boys to die
In a foreign jungle war.

This time it’s a foreign desert war, other than that, no difference, no difference at all.