Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
L R Mole Need Help With 60's Protest Songs (51* d) RE: Need Help With 60's Protest Songs 23 Oct 00


Hmm...glad to find this thread again. Suddenly remembered that even The Beach Boys got in on the vibe with a new lyric on "Riot in Cell Block #9" called "Student Demonstration Time": Startin out with Berkley Free Speech and later on at People's Park/ The winds of change fanned into flames student demonstration's spark/Down to Isla Vista(?) where police felt so harassed/They called a special riot squad, the L.A, County sherf/CHORUS: There's a riot goin' on (3x) It's student demonstration time.[2] The violence spread down south, to where Jackson State Brothers/Learned not to say nasty things about southern policemen's mothers/Not much was said about it and really next to nothin' done/The pen is mightier than the sword, but no match for a gun...(CHO)[3] America was stunned on May 4, 1970/When rally turned to riot up at Kent State University/They said the students scared the guard, though the troops were battle-dressed/Four martyrs earned a new degree: the bachelor of bullets/I know we're all fed up with useless war and racial strife/But next time there's a riot, well, you'd best stay out of sight...(CHO)Not a great song, but at the time...man, even the Beach Boys...!


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.