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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:51 AM

I can't help but wonder what's gone wrong.




Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home
And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong
And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying
We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest

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Reply I can't help but wonder what's gone wrong. (Original post)
mobeau69 Mar 2020 OP
Freddie Mar 2020 #1
FM123 Mar 2020 #2
mobeau69 Mar 2020 #5
Chainfire Mar 2020 #3
dalton99a Mar 2020 #4

Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:05 AM

1. Originally about the aftermath of Watergate

But sure resonates now.
He borrowed the melody from “O Sacred Head Now Wounded”, a hymn sung on Good Friday. Interesting choice.

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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:15 AM

2. I know this song and have heard it many times before,

but it speaks to me differently this time. I feel every word with such heaviness on my heart.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 11:00 AM

5. Thank you, FM123.

Your words express my feelings so well.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:38 AM

3. Good song!


However, he song that keeps invading my thoughts is a warning from 1969. The warned us: 'cause the people grew fat and got lazy.

Steppenwolf Monster
John Kay, Jerry Edmonton / Kay, Nick St. Nicholas, Larry Byrom, Edmonton / Kay, Edmonton
Copyright 1969


Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war over
They stuffed it just like a hog

And though the past has it's share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it's protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster and will not obey

(Suicide)
The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seem generous and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'

Our cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watching

(America)
America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 10:52 AM

4. Kick

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