Friday, September 26, 2008

Jackson Browne--Going to Cuba...without McCain!

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Jackson Browne appeared on the The Colbert Report this week since he's suing McCain's campaign for using music with neither permission nor license. Jackson was unabashedy liberal. To our B.E. delight, he closed off the show performing this song about visiting Cuba. Jackson makes some clever political points the musical way. Chill out with him for a few minutes...with or without a mojito! With our economic instability, perhaps communism is starting to look better.

Lyrics: HERE
Here's a shout out to the Cuban friends we met in 1998 on the Pastors for Peace caravan to Cuba. [I blogged about it last summer. If you're new here & interested, hit the label thread for "Cuba Caravan."] This photo says "Cuba" to me. It shows the diversity of Cuban peoples living together peacefully on their nation island.
If only our Lifeboat Earth could be as united in diversity!


FranIAm said...

Viva Jackson, Viva Cuba, Viva Border Explorer!

FranIAm said...

I must point out that the word verification for that comment was zyusra.

Forget the z and y -
states of


thailandchani said...

Jackson Browne has been really good abouot calling the truth when it needs to be called. Remember the song "Lives in the Balance"?


Ive been waiting for something to happen
For a week or a month or a year
With the blood in the ink of the headlines
And the sound of the crowd in my ear
You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that youve seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war

And theres a shadow on the faces
Of the men who send the guns
To the wars that are fought in places
Where their business interest runs

On the radio talk shows and the t.v.
You hear one thing again and again
How the u.s.a. stands for freedom
And we come to the aid of a friend
But who are the ones that we call our friends--
These governments killing their own?
Or the people who finally cant take any more
And they pick up a gun or a brick or a stone
There are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire

Theres a shadow on the faces
Of the men who fan the flames
Of the wars that are fought in places
Where we cant even say the names

They sell us the president the same way
They sell us our clothes and our cars
They sell us every thing from youth to religion
The same time they sell us our wars
I want to know who the men in the shadows are
I want to hear somebody asking them why
They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are
But theyre never the ones to fight or to die
And there are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire

Randal Graves said...

Don't fall for the communist ploy of smiling faces! They want to put food on your family and kill your children!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Thanks for the song. I enjoyed it.

I've finally posted my version of the political meme.

Mnmom said...

I'm getting around to my meme too! Wonderful song.

Border Explorer said...

Viva Fran! Oooo, I better disable verification quick.

Chani, I never listened to the lyrics of "Lives in the Balance." Now I'm really into Jackson Browne. Thanks.

Randal, you mean red isn't your fav color? It is the color of wine for pete's sake!

Ruth & Mnmom--glad you liked the song. Don't stress on the meme. I want Katie Schwartz to see yours when you publish. So I'll keep an eye out.

Fran said...

I love JB-- and it is crazy we have failed to make peace with our neighbor to the south.
Our embargo has hurt them.

And that crazy Obama says he'd talk & meet with them. He makes the republicans heads spin. Diplomacy???

Gen said...

Jackson Browne rocks!!! Thanks, JB, for doing this song. It resonates on many levels for me (an American who spent 6 mos there).

Blogger - the lyrics you posted don't agree w/ what JB sang on Colbert in a number of places. I wouldn't want him to sue you too.

Border Explorer said...

Right on all counts, Fran: peace, embargo and diplomacy. What is so hard to understand about common sense anyway?

Gen, welcome & thanks for the head's up. LOL. I got the lyrics off an internet site. They don't exactly match, but close enough for most. I'll throw myself on J.B.'s mercy if the lawyers get involved!