Monday, July 03, 2006
Merle Haggard Says "Lets Rebuild America First"
This old geezer is still performing, and speaking his mind. He is an all time country music icon, and wrote allmost all of his own songs.
He speaks for himself, and has allways said what he thinks. He has performed in the White House, and is admired, not for his political beliefs, but for his humanitarian views, and being a spokesman for the working man..."Working Man Blues". My favorite is "Turn Me Loose Set Me Free", the social security song. He's about the same age as me, and I grew up listening to him on the radio, as he sang songs about common folks and the American way. He is still doing what he has allways done so well, and is still admired for being his own man.
Merle Haggard Sounds Off
Scolds Media For Focusing On Stories Less Important Than Iraq War
"Yea, men in position but backing away
Freedom is stuck in reverse
Let's get out of Iraq and get back on the track
And let's rebuild America first."
"Are we a nation under God anymore/How long do we cower down/Is this really still our ground/Our country is like a prisoner of war/Where's all the freedom that we're fightin' for."
"Suddenly it's over, the war is finally done/Soldiers in the desert sand still clinging to a gun/No one is the winner and everyone must lose/Suddenly the war's over, that's the news."