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I don't even need to play it. I was in Germany that year, with the Wall not two years down and the coup rolling into Moscow on my 16th birthday, laying a chill my host family's hearts. That song was on high rotation for the whole rest of the year. Everyone sang the chorus whenever it played.Thank you for the flashback. :)
You're most welcome. Glad you enjoyed the memory. Fits the mood tonight, I think, with the world watching that wind blow from out of nowhere and shake down a few more walls.
This is my favorite rendition. A perfect selection, hedgewitch.
Wouldn't it be awesome if it just sort of occurred to people that shooting other people isn't an acceptable way of solving problems, no matter how richly some people deserve being shot?Funny to be discovering my inner hippie when I'm pushing 40. And, thanks for the memories.
Just wrote an article about the victory for Egypt - may those people be free from vice and able to experience beautiful change.Fine choice my dear - we do need to take care of our Earth.
perfect song for what happens in egypt right now..
Our oppressors may not be as openly murderous as the Egyptians but they are just as enslaving. Will we fight for our right to be free or leave it to another generation?
Wow, I didn't know Harpo Marx could sing.Whaaaaat?The song is certainly appropriate, given events in Egypt. But, um, I kept waiting for it to speed up, but halfway through it hadn't, and so I gave up. You're talking to a girl who used to love Nazareth and Montrose, though I think I could only name one song between them now. Harpo's hat is a fashion don't. Just sayin. Okay okay, I'm leaving now!
@twm: I've been having very similar vibes--wondering if we are capable of the kind of courage and restraint and solidarity shown by the crowds in Egypt. The sad part here is, those who've been taking to the streets for political change have been on the opposite side of freedom--they'd be the first to applaud a dictator who'd throw all the people they disagree with in prison, rig elections in their favor, take away individual rights instead of defend them, and instead of rocks and sticks, they all own guns.
"We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, out of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry." ~William Butler Yeats