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December 24, 2010

A Song For The Times

I've tried to capture the current mood of the nation with these song lyrics dealing with oil spills, immigration, Afghanistan, and general disillusionment.

It's Tough All Over (c) Les Marcott 2010

There's oil gushing into the deep blue sea
It's washed up on shore just a mile from me
The shrimp boats won't be going out
The tourists won't be coming in
There's nobody brave enough to take a swim

It's tough all over
In the cities and the towns
It's tough all over
C'mon and kick me when I'm down

I worked with this guy on a landscaping crew
He was a hard working fellow
He bled red, white, and blue
But before you knew it
They took him back home on a bus
All the while I was thinking he was one of us

It's tough all over
In the cities and the towns
It's tough all over
C'mon and kick me when I'm down

I had a brother who served in Afghanistan
He was shot out of the sky
Looking for a safe place to land
There would be no homecoming
There would be no parade
Just wave Old Glory
And pretend it's all ok

And it's tough all over
In the cities and the towns
It's tough all over
C'mon and kick me when I'm down

You can stick your pins and needles
Into your voodoo doll
You can nail your seven curses
Next to my picture on the wall
You can raise your fist in anger
But it will not change a thing
You're as helpless as a bird with a broken wing

It's tough all over
In the cities and the towns
It's tough all over
C'mon and kick me when I'm down

It's tough all over
For them who haven't got
It's tough all over
I think I heard another shot

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