Saturday, October 20, 2007

Genius Juice- Ben Harper, Black Rain

Black Rain

You left them swimming for their lives
Down in New Orleans
Can't afford a gallon of gasoline
With your useless degrees and contrary statistics
This government business is straight up sadistic

Now you don't fight for us
But expect us to die for you
You have no sympathy for us
But still I cry for you
Now you may kill the revolutionary
But the revolution you can never bury

Don't speak to us like we work for you
Selling false hope like some new dope we're addicted to
I'm not a desperate man but these are desperate times at hand
This generation is beyond your command

And it won't be long
'til the people flood the streets
To take you down
One and all
A black rain is gonna fall

Fast forward to 1:50 of the vid below if you want to skip to Ben singing Black Rain.


cooper said...

I love Ben Harper. He played NY often when I lived there so I got to see him in smaller venues.

PurpleZoe said...

That must have been an experience.
I've gotta get out and take in live music more than I have lately.