We’ve spent a couple of days in the ’60s, time to jump to one of my favorite years ever -1989. That was the year I met this really amazing woman in law school, we fell madly in love, moved in together almost immediately and . . . if you’ve been here for a while, you know the rest. If you haven’t, well, let me know and I’ll try to help.
So I’ve got a soft spot for anything from that world-changing year: Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first Bush administration, elections in Brazil. A big year.
And there in the middle of it all was Neil Young, with a blistering, angry screed of a song that lyrically gets right in your face and never backs off. And it’s never lost its relevance in the 27 years since it was released.
There’s colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin’ their feet
People sleepin’ in their shoes
But there’s a warnin’ sign
on the road ahead
There’s a lot of people sayin’
we’d be better off dead
Don’t feel like Satan,
but I am to them
So I try to forget it,
any way I can.
Keep on rockin’ in the free world
When you’re furious, angry, annoyed, pissed off, down to your last nerve, this is a song to howl at the moon by. Go on, give it a try. Can’t hurt, right?
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