Amoeba’s Lorica: FWIW 2018

There’s something happening here.
What it is ain’t exactly clear.
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I’ve got to beware.

                    [I think it’s time we]
Stop! Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

                    *          *          *

There’s battle lines being drawn,
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong.
Young people speakin’ their minds
Are getting so much resistance from behind.

                    [It’s time we]
Stop! Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

                    *          *          *

What a field day for the heat!
A thousand people in the street!
Singing songs and carrying signs,
Mostly say “Hooray for our side”.

                    [It’s time we]
Stop! Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

                    *          *          *

Paranoia strikes deep.
Into your life it will creep.
It starts when you’re always afraid;
Step out of line, The Man come and take you away.

                    [We better]
Stop! Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

                    *          *          *

Sing out, song of long ago;
Sell your tale, let everybody know.
But please don’t leave out from your refrain,
How come we have to do all this all over again?!?

                    [Maybe now we’ll]
Stop! Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

                    [Will we really]
Stop! Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

******

Words and music by Stephen Stills, © 1966 Cotillion Music Inc. yadayadayada. Except [ahem] the last verse.

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4 Responses to Amoeba’s Lorica: FWIW 2018

  1. quilly says:

    Sigh.

  2. Tora says:

    An oldie but goodie… thanks

  3. Nathalie says:

    Yes. We’ll never be through with this. Beware. Always.

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