A Song of Solidarity (Red, White & Blue)

This is a bit of a stretch for a blog on Blue NC. But not much of one. After all, why shouldn't Blue NC also be the place where progressives in NC come to sing progressive songs?

All around America, progressives are concerned at the civil rights of ordinary workers, and the plight of those most at risk in society. Not least with the effect at every level of government of the new austerity - whether natural or Republican-driven. And that goes for NC too.

Sometimes a song can have more immediate effect than a thousand speeches. So I wrote a song. Inspired by the fight for rights by workers both here in NC and all around America.

I had become tired of tax-cutters, tax-dodgers and war-mongers claiming to themselves the mantle of patriot. When it is ordinary working Americans and those who fight every day to make ours a better state and country, it is we who are the true patriots. Not those who would run down government and destroy the safety net.

So, a warm and generous patriotic song for progressive Blue NC and progressive America. Oh. And one with an uptempo beat. So that when it comes time to protest, we can all shake more than our fists ... !!

The recorded version of 'A Song of Solidarity (Red, White and Blue)' can be found here: http://www.myspace.com/solidaritysong.

The lyrics can be found here: http://weaverstreetgeoff.blogspot.com/2011/03/song-of-solidarity-red-whi...

Please enjoy, sing along and share. Good luck to us all in the months ahead.

Comments

Dancin' with the czars.

Dancin' with the czars. Cool.

Cool tune

I threw it against my FB wall and it stuck pretty well. Is there an embed code somewhere? If so I cross post to my blog as well.

We need more working class, progressive artists like this!

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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

Embed

I'm afraid Thurman we are all in the same boat. The only way I can re-post this anywhere is by typing in the URL to the "Insert" box. I love the fact that you want to re-post it, but that is what you will have to do. And thank you!

Solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair.

Marching Toward Zion?

All revolutions have fire in their music. Yours is nice, but we need motivation that will fire up Eskimos to attack 1/2 Gover Sara Palin on her next Moose Hunt and get her converted to see the light like Jake and Elwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1KZKZs-2YM&feature=related

Zion

I was doing the inclusion thing, a little bit more than the bash-Palin thing. But I like the idea. And thanks for listening. Spread the word! And bash Palin afterwards!!

Solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair.