Rousseau’s Hungry Lion Attacking an Antelope brought to mind the lyric from Chuck Prophet’s Let Freedom Ring and the chorus …”as The Hawk cripples the Dove.”
“Let Freedom Ring” and other songs by Prophet to my mind rank with Dylan’s protest phase.
So why doesn’t Prophet’s music and lyrics get any attention whatsoever in the junkpile of pop music nowadays? If there’s anyone more clearly addressing social injustice and the insanity of the capitalist system in his music I wonder who it would be.
Maybe some of the more informed musical listeners. I’ll know the revoution is going somewhere when musical artists like Chuck Prophet, Ani DiFranco and Billy Bragg start going big stadium.
From Prophet’s Hot Talk.
I said testing testing… one, two, three, four, five, six seven, eight… Is this thing even on?
We’re gonna see how Wall Streets takes the news… when Wall Street finds New York City’s gone.