What About Me? – by Quicksilver Messenger Service

Posted: February 25, 2013 in One People's Public Trust (OPPT), Other Video
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Quicksilver Messenger Service – What About Me?

Written By: Jesse Oris Farrow / From The Album: “What About Me”
Recorded: October 8, 1970 / Released: December, 1970

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 air’s not good to breathe.
And those of us who care enough,
We have to do something…

(Chorus)
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?

(Chorus)
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.”

(Chorus)
And I feel like a stranger
In the land where I was born
And I live like an outlaw.
And I’m always on the run…
And I’m always getting busted
And I got to take a stand…
I believe the revolution
Must be mighty close at hand…

(Chorus)
I smoke marijuana
But I can’t 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 don’t do the thing for me

(Chorus)
And I feel like a stranger
In the land where I was born
And I live just like an outlaw.
And I’m always on the run.
And though you may be stronger now, my time will come around.
You keep adding to my numbers, and you shoot my people down.

(Chorus) (3 times)

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I had graduated high school in the spring of 1970 and had been in the Navy just one month before this song was released.

You wonder why I’ve always been self-governed! It was the acid!  We are the change and the light we’ve been waiting for all this time!

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