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Lyr Add: Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth

GUEST,Frank Hamilton 05 Jan 04 - 12:12 PM
BanjoRay 05 Jan 04 - 12:34 PM
Big Mick 05 Jan 04 - 12:42 PM
nancyjo 05 Jan 04 - 04:42 PM
nancyjo 05 Jan 04 - 04:45 PM
GUEST,Steve Latimer 06 Jan 04 - 01:41 PM
Peter T. 06 Jan 04 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,Frank Hamilton 06 Jan 04 - 03:45 PM
Amos 06 Jan 04 - 03:50 PM
Big Mick 06 Jan 04 - 08:12 PM
Cluin 06 Jan 04 - 08:31 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Dec 11 - 01:49 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PEACE ON EARTH
From: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 12:12 PM

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PEACE ON EARTH
(Christmas song by Willie Nelson)

There's so many things going on in the world
Babies dying
Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what happened to peace on earth?

We believe everything that they tell us
They're gonna kill us so we gotta kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shalt not kill
How much is a soldier's life worth
And what happened to peace on earth?

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we've been told from our birth
Hell they won't lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar's word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth?

So I guess it's just do unto others
Before they can do it to you
Let's just kill em all and let God sort 'em out
Is this what God wants us to do?

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we've been told from our birth
Hell they won't lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar's word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth?

No you probably won't hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there's time, and if you're ever inclined
You can always hear it from me.
How much is a picker's word worth?
And what happened to peace on earth?

Don't confuse caring for weakness
You can't put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe that truth sets you free.

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we've been told from our birth
Hell they won't lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar's word worth
And what happened to peace on earth?


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: BanjoRay
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 12:34 PM

I wonder which liar he's singing about?
Ray


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 12:42 PM

Thanks, Frank. What CD is that on? I need to have this one.

All the best,

Mick Lane


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: nancyjo
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 04:42 PM

I don't think he's recorded it yet. He just wrote it on Christmas day. He "debuted" it in a concert to support Dennis Kucinich, whom he supports for president. The concert was just yesterday, I think. You can read more about on Kucinich's website. Or, you'll get lots of hits about it on google.

nancyjo


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: nancyjo
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 04:45 PM

Correction. The concert was Jan 3, not 4.


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: GUEST,Steve Latimer
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 01:41 PM

God Bless Willie


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: Peter T.
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 03:23 PM

Be interesting to see if he gets the Dixie Chicks treatment. Probably not:

("Oh, no, that is just Willie, you know, good old boy, always was a bit weird with that bandanna, politics all a bit screwy, but sure can sing a shit-kicking song, and he has helped the farmers, means well; not like those mouthy women.")

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 03:45 PM

Anyone know where we can get a disc of it? I'd love to buy a buunch just to support him.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 03:50 PM

That's my man, Willie!!


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: Big Mick
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 08:12 PM

You and me both, Frank.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Sing out Willie!
From: Cluin
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 08:31 PM

Okay, so now I'll forget about that dumb "Beer for my Horses" duet with Toby Keith. Nice one Willie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 01:49 AM

I just discovered this song. I had never heard of it before. But there it was on Spotify. It looks as if it was released as a "single" in 2006 and has never been on an album.

You can hear the song on YouTube, but that version is a bit different from the one on Spotify. In the YouTube version, Willie sings alone accompanied only by piano. In the version on Spotify, there are several other voices whom I can't identify, and a fuller arrangement, with guitars, drums, a sax, an electronic keyboard, etc. And they omit the verse that says "you won't hear this on your radio."

I'd like to know more about the history of the song. Did it get any airplay? Who were the other singers singing with Willie?


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