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Thread #26401   Message #325278
Posted By: L R Mole
23-Oct-00 - 10:50 AM
Thread Name: Need Help With 60's Protest Songs
Subject: RE: Need Help With 60's Protest Songs
Hmm...glad to find this thread again. Suddenly remembered that even The Beach Boys got in on the vibe with a new lyric on "Riot in Cell Block #9" called "Student Demonstration Time": Startin out with Berkley Free Speech and later on at People's Park/ The winds of change fanned into flames student demonstration's spark/Down to Isla Vista(?) where police felt so harassed/They called a special riot squad, the L.A, County sherf/CHORUS: There's a riot goin' on (3x) It's student demonstration time.[2] The violence spread down south, to where Jackson State Brothers/Learned not to say nasty things about southern policemen's mothers/Not much was said about it and really next to nothin' done/The pen is mightier than the sword, but no match for a gun...(CHO)[3] America was stunned on May 4, 1970/When rally turned to riot up at Kent State University/They said the students scared the guard, though the troops were battle-dressed/Four martyrs earned a new degree: the bachelor of bullets/I know we're all fed up with useless war and racial strife/But next time there's a riot, well, you'd best stay out of sight...(CHO)Not a great song, but at the, even the Beach Boys...!