Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Afternoon Matinee: Protest - Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down

Note: This project, "protest music", began one year ago. The original idea was for it to go for a few weeks. It morphed into a year-long project and now it has moved beyond that! The more I research, the more songs I find. I will keep this meme going until I run out of songs...or I get bored. ~ Trey

Performed by Kris Kristofferson





They're killing babies in the name of Freedom
We've been down that sorry road before
They let us hang around a little longer than they should have
And it's too late to fool us anymore

We've seen the ones who killed the ones with vision
Cold-blooded murder right before your eyes
Today they hold the power and the money and the guns
It's getting hard to listen to their lies.

And I've just got to wonder what my Daddy would've done
If he'd seen the way they turned his dream around
I've got to go by what he told me, try to tell the truth
And stand your ground
DON'T LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN

Mining roads
Killing farmers
Burning down schools full of children
Fighting communism

And I've just got to wonder what my Daddy would've done
If he'd seen the way they turned his dream around
I've got to go by what he told me, try to tell the truth
And stand your ground
DON'T LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN
~ from Lyric Wiki ~

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