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Jack the Sailor 02 Feb 03 - 11:10 PM
katlaughing 02 Feb 03 - 11:29 PM
GUEST 03 Feb 03 - 12:59 AM
Jim Krause 03 Feb 03 - 11:28 AM
Jack the Sailor 03 Feb 03 - 10:58 PM
GUEST 03 Feb 03 - 11:40 PM
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Subject: A good old fashioned Protest song
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 11:10 PM

Warning..
DougR you might want to give this one a miss.

I really admire Billy Bragg's music, the passion in his lyrics and the courage of his convictions.

This song needs no explaination or introduction.

The Price of Oil


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Subject: RE: A good old fashioned Protest song
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 11:29 PM

Listening to it, now. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: A good old fashioned Protest song
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 12:59 AM

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four..

OOps, mis-read your request....thought it was a potato song...


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Subject: RE: A good old fashioned Protest song
From: Jim Krause
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 11:28 AM

Yep, he seems to have nailed it pretty solid, all right.
Jim


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE PRICE OF OIL (Billy Bragg)
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 10:58 PM

THE PRICE OF OIL
Written and performed by Billy Bragg

voices on the radio
tell us that we're going to war
those brave men and women in uniform
they want to know what they're fighting for
the generals want to hear the end game
the allies won't approve the plan
but the oil men in the white house
they just don't give a damn

it's all about the price of oil
it's all about the price of oil
don't give me no shit
about blood, sweat, tears and toil
it's all about the price of oil
now I ain't no fan of Saddam Hussein
oh, please don't get me wrong
if it's freeing the Iraqi people you're after
then why have we waited so long
why didn't we sort this out last time
was he less evil than he is now
the stock market holds the answer
to why him, why here, why now

Saddam killed his own people
just like general Pinochet
and once upon a time both these evil men
were supported by the U.S.A.
and whisper it, even Bin Laden
once drank from America's cup
just like that election down in Florida
this shit doesn't all add up
it's all about the price of oil
'cause it's all about the price of oil
don't give me no shit
about blood, sweat, tears and toil
it's all about the price of oil if you can't hear the music you'll need Flash Player
      
THE PRICE OF OIL
Written and performed by Billy Bragg
Produced by Billy Bragg & Simon Edwards (previously unreleased)
www.billybragg.co.uk
© 2002 Billy Bragg


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Subject: RE: A good old fashioned Protest song
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 11:40 PM

Along with downloading the song for free, why not support the anti-war efforts of "Peace Not War" by buying their CD, which has this very Billy Bragg song on it? It is an excellent CD, and the money goes to fund anti-war organizations, like the UK's Stop the War Coalition.

http://www.stopwar.org.uk/

If you scroll down, on the far left is a link that says "Peace Not War CD".

And you can go here, and read Billy's own words about the song:

http://www.peace-not-war.org/Statements/


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