Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Seeking Oilish Music With A Conscience

Lina Yune midoil2001@yahoo.com.au
Fri, 12 Sep 2003 00:35:59 +1000 (EST)


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I would like once again to recommend John Kay and Steppenwolf.  Here's one of the recent song lyrics:

 

 

Ain't that a Shame

 

>From the 2001 release of "Heretics and Privateers"

 

Words and music by John Kay, Rocket Ritchotte, and Michael Wilk 

 

Can't spell their name though their life's depending on it

Can't count past ten without taking off their shoes

Don't know a thing 'bout the world they will inherit

Now all those chickens have come home to roost

There was a time when we reached for the moon

Now we have millions learning how to push a broom

Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?

 

 

Can't find a home when you got no work or money

Can't get a job when you're living in the street

Just wait in line for your ration of compassion

And don't remind us of our selfishness and greed

There was a time when we reached to the poor

Now we are told they just don't matter anymore

Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?

We're all players in this game, we're all to blame

Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?

 

 

Can't clean our house throwing dirt at one another

Can't hear reason while we shout and we accuse

We cast the blame and point fingers at each other

And wonder why no one will call a truce

Ask any child past the age of four

It takes everyone to keep the peace, just one to start a war

Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?

No matter how much we complain, things stay the same

Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?

Now are things bad enough, are we mad enough to make a change?

 

 

 1997

Black Leather Music, Inc.

 

 



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<P>I would like once again to recommend John Kay and Steppenwolf.&nbsp; Here's one of the recent song lyrics:</P>
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<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Ain't that a Shame<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
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<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">From the 2001 release of "Heretics and Privateers"<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
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<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Words and music by John Kay, Rocket Ritchotte, and Michael Wilk <o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
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<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Can't spell their name though their life's depending on it<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Can't count past ten without taking off their shoes<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Don't know a thing 'bout the world they will inherit<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Now all those chickens have come home to roost<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">There was a time when we reached for the moon<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Now we have millions learning how to push a broom<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT face="Courier New">&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT face="Courier New">&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Can't find a home when you got no work or money<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Can't get a job when you're living in the street<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Just wait in line for your ration of compassion<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">And don't remind us of our selfishness and greed<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">There was a time when we reached to the poor<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Now we are told they just don't matter anymore<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">We're all players in this game, we're all to blame<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT face="Courier New">&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT face="Courier New">&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Can't clean our house throwing dirt at one another<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Can't hear reason while we shout and we accuse<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">We cast the blame and point fingers at each other<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">And wonder why no one will call a truce<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Ask any child past the age of four<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">It takes everyone to keep the peace, just one to start a war<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">No matter how much we complain, things stay the same<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Ain't that a shame, Ain't that a shame?<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Now are things bad enough, are we mad enough to make a change?<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
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<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New"> 1997<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoPlainText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Courier New">Black Leather Music, Inc.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
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