Tuesday, May 04, 2010

TIN SOLDIERS AND NIXON COMIN'

Great Protest Song. (click)

"Four dead in Oh-High-Oh."

Of all places to be the arguable tipping point in the war protest movement, Kent, Ohio would not have been in anybody's top twenty.  Not real sure how we explain this to our grandchildren except to say "And on the seventh day, Nixon created Nick Saban (who was a freshman at Kent St. in 1970).





Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'.
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin'.
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are gunning us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.

Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are cutting us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'.
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin'.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.

2 Comments:

At 12:12 PM, May 04, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

If I'm being too sketchy, this is the 40th anniversary of the Kent State Guard Shootings, which inspired the song (the authorship of which is disputed).

 
At 2:52 PM, May 04, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

Next Post Up Came in from an anon.

It is funny on so many levels, I gave it its own frame.

Thank you, Anon.

 

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