Skip to comments.Tom Waits join the move "Road To Peace"
Posted on 12/18/2006 4:25:03 AM PST by darkness78
This is from his last CD:
Young Abdel Mahdi (Shahmay) was only 18 years old, He was the youngest of nine children, never spent a night away from home. And his mother held his photograph, opening the New York Times To see the killing has intensified along the road to peace
There was a tall, thin boy with a whispy moustache disguised as an orthodox Jew On a crowded bus in Jerusalem, some had survived World War Two And the thunderous explosion blew out windows 200 yards away With more retribution and seventeen dead along the road to peace
Now at King George Ave and Jaffa Road passengers boarded bus 14a In the aisle next to the driver Abdel Mahdi (Shahmay) And the last thing that he said on earth is "God is great and God is good" And he blew them all to kingdom come upon the road to peace
Now in response to this another kiss of death was visited upon Yasser Taha, Israel says is an Hamas senior militant And Israel sent four choppers in, flames engulfed, tears wide open And it killed his wife and his three year old child leaving only blackened skeletons
It's found his toddlers bottle and a pair of small shoes and they waved them in front of the cameras But Israel says they did not know that his wife and child were in the car There are roadblocks everywhere and only suffering on TV Neither side will ever give up their smallest right along the road to peace
Israel launched it's latest campaign against Hamas on Tuesday Two days later Hamas shot back and killed five Israeli soldiers So thousands dead and wounded on both sides most of them middle eastern civilians They fill the children full of hate to fight an old man's war and die upon the road to peace
"And this is our land we will fight with all our force" say the Palastinians and the Jews Each side will cut off the hand of anyone who tries to stop the resistance If the right eye offends thee then you must pluck it out And Mahmoud Abbas said Sharon had been lost out along the road to peace
Once Kissinger said "we have no friends, America only has interests" Now our president wants to be seen as a hero and he's hungry for re-election But Bush is reluctant to risk his future in the fear of his political failures So he plays chess at his desk and poses for the press 10,000 miles from the road to peace
In the video that they found at the home of Abdel Mahdi (Shahmay) He held a Kalashnikov rifle and he spoke with a voice like a boy He was an excellent student, he studied so hard, it was as if he had a future He told his mother that he had a test that day out along the road to peace
The fundamentalist killing on both sides is standing in the path of peace But tell me why are we arming the Israeli army with guns and tanks and bullets? And if God is great and God is good why can't he change the hearts of men? Well maybe God himself is lost and needs help Maybe God himself he needs all of our help Maybe God himself is lost and needs help He's out upon the road to peace
Well maybe God himself is lost and needs help Maybe God himself he needs all of our help And he's lost upon the road to peace And he's lost upon the road to peace Out upon the road to peace.
What is this drivel? Are these lyrics? Are they your ranting? Are they the CD liner? Why did you post this?
It's the drinking...
I still like his "You're Innocent When You Dream".
He is obviously a suffering from a depressive version of "Thought Salad".
"Now our president wants to be seen as a hero and he's hungry for re-election..."
Dead giveaway that this is old drivel. Whatever Mr. Wait wants to do is ok by me, but I'm not interested.
This just ain't so deep. Not so deep I can't scrape it off the bottom of my shoes. Scraped clean of the excremental Hollywood folk. Steaming piles of misconception left flattened, smeared to nothingness...on the road to peace, on the road to peace. Bravo Sierra to make a buck...on the road to peace....on the road to peace. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
"Small Change" is an absolute masterpiece and easily his best.
...the piano that has been drinking...
I really like Waits' recordings. However, he allied himself with the antiwar crowd a few years ago. I haven't bought anything after "Blood Money" out of protest.
Was Waits against the Vietnam War? One would never know- his work from that period never referenced the War or any other political issue.
Yes, "Small Change" is the pinnacle of his Island-label style. But "Rain Dogs", "Nighthawks" and "Closing Time" are also excellent, IMO.
Step right up!
Not sure how he got here but I'll not take his early days away from him. Saw him with Zappa 30 some odd years ago and he did "San Diego Serenade" with nothing but his snapping fingers. Still rank "Heart of Saturday Night" as one of my favorite all time albums.
I certainly hope so.
"Was Waits against the Vietnam War? One would never know- his work from that period never referenced the War or any other political issue."
He was a little strung out on heroin during those days I believe. Could be wrong.
I thought it was coke, but heroin seems likely as well, since he was living with Rickie Lee Jones in those days.
I was asking the same question.
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