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This track I made with Stan Ridgway has just come back into focus…

Let’s Turn This Thing Around is a track we recorded at Stan’s Lumberyard Studio, back during the W. Bush epoch.  Sad to say, it’s come back into relevance. But’s it’s a rocking’ little number I want my jockey to play, ‘cept that never happens. So, here it is!

Me on vocals and banjo, Stan on drum machine and SOUNDS.

LET’S TURN THIS THING AROUND!

Let’s Turn This Thing Around

when the next election comes & goes•

before it’s stolen by a nose

Americas been growing strange•

we the people want a change

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

Democracy is our ideal •

without the truth its all unreal

Jesus Christ said it plain•

you can’t serve God on a golden chain

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

 

Our countrys split that what were told

Our constitutions bought & sold

turn off the tv hear the news

without the lies & violent spews

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

who are the heros? who, the thieves?

who tells lies & who believes?

we the people hear the voice

the time has come to make the choice

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

when the next election comes & goes•

before it’s stolen by a nose

Beware the ones who turn their backs•

on reasoned words for false attacks

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

Americas been growing strange•

we the people want a change

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

 

How many thousands more will die

before they suck this country dry

They listened in what’s that about?

The time has come to raise a shout

its up to us to clear THE HOUSE

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

 

 

This was released on The Case Files compilation of rare tracks, on alive/naturalsound recordings a few years back. It’s still available on LP and CD:

Heres the link http://www.bompstore.com/case-peter-the-case-files-pink-vinyl-ltd-ed-last-copies-lp/

 

The Case Files (2011)

3 comments

  1. I’ve heard this song it seems countless times, and just now I heard how much more prophetic it seems today than when recorded. Kevin’s comment above is right, the song definitely has timeless relevance, but whodathunk it would be almost perfectly tuned to today. Like I said, almost prophetic when penned.

    1. Thats the same here, I’d sort of just turned it off in my mind, but NOW? Weird, written under Bush & Cheney. They were the same in a way. Bush seems better, buts being president ran in his family, even if he was moronic. Trump has no idea what the president even does. But they’re the same really, “lies and violent spews” its nothing new.

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