Sunday, February 17, 2008

Musician Of Note - John Fogerty

John Fogerty is the epitome of both courage and conscience. Most people already know about all the great songs he has written and performed over the years with Creedence Clearwater Revival and as a solo artist. Also, most know that he sings great and plays a mean guitar.

Right now I’d like to focus on some of his anti-war songs. It makes me feel good to listen to songs like Deja Vu (All Over Again), Long Dark Night, and I Can’t Take It No More. Here is someone expressing and capturing how I think and feel through the magic of song. Thank You Mr. Fogerty. I’m glad we’re on the same side. Long Dark Night and I Can't Take It No More are from Revival.Deja Vu All Over Againis from the album of the same name.

Thanks to YouTube.com here is John Fogerty on the David Letterman show performing Long Dark Night and an abbreviated version of I Can’t Take It No More. The lyrics to both songs are printed out after the video clip.


Long Dark Night


George is in the jungle
Knockin' on the door
Come to get your children
Wants to have a war

Come on, lord you'd better run,
Be a long dark night before this thing is done

Brownie's in the outhouse
Katrina on the line
Government's a disaster
But George, he says it's fine

Come on, lord you'd better run,
Be a long dark night before this thing is done

Rummy's in the kitchen messin' with the pan
Dickie's in the back stealing everything he can
Come on, Lord you'd better run,
Be a long dark night before this thing is done

You better run, you better run,
Lord you better run, Lord you better run,

Runnin' down the highway
Shoutin' to the Lord
George's got religion
And you know he can't afford more, yeah

Come on, Lord you'd better run
Be a long dark night before this thing is done
Be a long dark night before this thing is done, oh Lord

I Can't Take It No More

I can't take it no more
I can't take it no more
I'm sick and tired of your dirty little war
I can't take it no more

You know you lied about the casualties
You know you lied about the WMD's
You know you lied about the detainees
All over this world

Stop talking about staying the course
You keep a-beating that old dead horse
You know you lied about how we went to war
I can't take it no more

I can't take it
I can't take it

I bet you never saw the old school yard
I bet you never saw the national guard
Your daddy wrote a check and there you are
Another fortunate son

I can't take it no more
I can't take it no more
I'm sick and tired of your dirty little war
I can't take it no more

3 comments - Post a comment :

Anonymous said...

John Fogerty would praise Josef Stalin if he were here today & especially if he won a so called Peace Prize! Fogerty is one of the best in his music and one of the biggest idiots when it comes to politics.

Bradley Cromer said...

Fogerty served his time in the service. He is not an idiot in politics, for the most part professional politicians are idiots. He just doesn't like polotics, can't say I blame him. He would never praise Stalin. He may not like polotics but he is an American tried and true.

Paul Thoreau said...

Thank you for your comment Bradley.

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