I’m Crying Because They Knew What Was Coming 50 Years Ago and Couldn’t, Or Didn’t, Stop It Then

This song came up this morning. My partner and I were talking about oldies upon waking up, as normal millennials do, and this song came up.

She thought it was by the David Matthews Band. I’m sure they did a cover, but the meaning is more powerful from the writer, Stephen Stills. Stills, like Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, were less of a jam band than they were anti-war activists with talent.

”It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound /
Everybody look what’s going down / Paranoia strikes deep /
Into your life it will creep /
It starts when you’re always afraid /
You step out of line, the man come and take you away /”

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield (1967 [52 years ago])

Next up: Neil Young – (Four Dead In) Ohio (1970 [49])

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