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GUEST,michaelr does anyone remember dino valente? (15) Lyr Add: WHAT ABOUT ME? (Dino Valenti) 01 Mar 07

Joybell -- check out Wesley's link for info.

pdq -- Some people say he killed Quicksilver. Let's say he did a poor job of saving a dying band.
What utter nonsense! Dino Valenti was a founding member of Quicksilver and recorded with them from 1969 to 1975. He was an incredibly charismatic performer and an influential songwriter. "Get Together" was a huge hit and remains THE anthem of the 60s.

Folk music angle: DV and Hoyt Axton ruled the Village in the TBD (Time Before Dylan). With Quicksilver, DV recorded the "Rebel" song which has been discussed here ("I will not be reconstructed, but I do not give a damn").

WHAT ABOUT ME? (Dino Valenti)

You poisoned my sweet water.
You cut down my green trees.
The food you fed my children
Was the cause of their disease.

My world is slowly fallin' down
And the airs not good to breathe.
And those of us who care enough,
We have to do something.......

Oh.......oh What you gonna do about me?
Oh.......oh What you gonna do about me?

Your newspapers,
They just put you on.
They never tell you
The whole story.

They just put your
Young ideas down.
I was wonderin' could this be the end
Of your pride and glory?


I work in your factory.
I study in your schools.
I fill your penitentiaries.
And your military too!

And I feel the future trembling,
As the word is passed around.
"If you stand up for what you do believe,
Be prepared to be shot down."


And I feel like a stranger
In the land where I was born
And I live like an outlaw.
An' I'm always on the run..........................

An Im always getting busted
And I got to take a stand........
I believe the revolution
Must be mighty close at hand.......................


I smoke marijuana
But I cant get behind your wars.
And most of what I do believe
Is against most of your laws

I'm a fugitive from injustice
But I'm goin' to be free.
Cause your rules and regulations
They dont do the thing for me


And I feel like a stranger
In the land where I was born
And I live just like an outlaw.
An' I'm always on the run.


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