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Creedence Clearwater Revival — Wrote A Song For Everyone
Album: Green River
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Released: 1968
Length: 4:45
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Met myself a-comin', county welfare line
I was feeling strung out, hung out on the line
Saw myself a-goin' down to war in June
All I want, all I want is to write myself a tune

Wrote a song for everyone
Wrote a song for truth
Wrote a song for everyone
When I couldn't even talk to you

Got myself arrested, wound me up in jail
Richmond 'bout to blow up, communication failed
If you see the answer, now's the time to say
All I want, all I want is to get you down to pray

Wrote a song for everyone
Wrote a song for truth
Wrote a song for everyone
When I couldn't even talk to you

Wrote a song for everyone
Wrote a song for truth
Wrote a song for everyone
When I couldn't even talk to you

Saw the people standing, thousand years in chains
Somebody said it's different now, look, it's just the same
Pharaohs spin the message, 'round and 'round the truth
They could have saved a million people, how can I tell you

Wrote a song for everyone
Wrote a song for truth
Wrote a song for everyone
When I couldn't even talk to you

Wrote a song for everyone
Wrote a song for truth
Wrote a song for everyone
When I couldn't even talk to you

Wrote a song for everyone
Wrote a song for truth
Wrote a song for everyone
When I couldn't even talk to you
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Quite timely, sadly.
c.
I generally love CCR, but this is musically dull. 
  GT66 wrote:
Saw the people standin' thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it's diff'rent now, look, it's just the same.
Pharoahs spin the message, round and round the truth.
They could have saved a million people, How can I tell you?

Hearing this lyric and thinking of it in terms of my loss of hope in the Obama administration is just too depressing. America is another step closer to being a lost cause. 
  
ick wrote:

Wouldn't matter who it is in that office, nothing is going to change, period.  It's the golden rule... Those with the gold make all the rules.
 
Hmmmm, wonder, did GT66 help put Putin's fat greedy turd in the White House ...  damn good little song by CCR
 ick wrote:

Wouldn't matter who it is in that office, nothing is going to change, period.  It's the golden rule... Those with the gold make all the rules.

 


I love that! I'm going to use that - royalties will be forthcoming.
 GT66 wrote:
Saw the people standin' thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it's diff'rent now, look, it's just the same.
Pharoahs spin the message, round and round the truth.
They could have saved a million people, How can I tell you?

Hearing this lyric and thinking of it in terms of my loss of hope in the Obama administration is just too depressing. America is another step closer to being a lost cause.

 
Wouldn't matter who it is in that office, nothing is going to change, period.  It's the golden rule... Those with the gold make all the rules.

I've never heard this before, either.  Love the lyrics.

Saw the people standin' thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it's diff'rent now, look, it's just the same.
Pharoahs spin the message, round and round the truth.
They could have saved a million people, How can I tell you?

Hearing this lyric and thinking of it in terms of my loss of hope in the Obama administration is just too depressing. America is another step closer to being a lost cause.

So great to hear the original version of this beautiful tune...even though Mavis Staples' recent cover is fabulous as well.
I love CCR. I love John Fogerty. I don't love the division, so I really don't listen to either faction anymore.
Rush song for everyone? I'll take Closer to the Heart.
 cc_rider wrote:
Never heard this before. Like it, a lot. Sort of a Sixties protest song, but in the sad blues tradition rather than the angry young man tradition (which CCR helped define). Seems particularly appropriate these days. Which brings up another point, quite disturbing to me: the angry/sad/bitter/disillusioned 'protest' songs of the Sixties are amazingly timely. The same sense of government acting in direct opposition to the will of the people, the same young men (and women) dying in a far-away and ill-conceived conflict. It is truly disturbing to see the same issues come full circle. The Sixties were a huge turning point in America, much of it for the worse, and I'm seeing shades of the same thing now. Sad and disturbing: did no one learn from the mistakes of the past? c.
 
Keen insight.

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." —Edmund Burke (1729-1797). This was later ever so slightly rephrased by Georges Santayana (1863-1952), "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." It is a truism that old men with bad ideas habitually send young men out to die for them. It is one of history's lessons that has never been learned.


Kishar Wrote: "Waiting on the world to change." Quite a difference from the "BE the change you wish to see in the world" attitude of the 60's."
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  Sounds like Nixon's  "Silent Majority" play.  Conversly, back 'in the day' we knew if we didn't do it, it wouldn't get done.

 helgigermany wrote:
Great song, i love CCR
 

Yes, this is a fantastic song from a great band...


Great song, i love CCR
 cc_rider wrote:
Never heard this before. Like it, a lot. Sort of a Sixties protest song, but in the sad blues tradition rather than the angry young man tradition (which CCR helped define). Seems particularly appropriate these days.

Which brings up another point, quite disturbing to me: the angry/sad/bitter/disillusioned 'protest' songs of the Sixties are amazingly timely. The same sense of government acting in direct opposition to the will of the people, the same young men (and women) dying in a far-away and ill-conceived conflict. It is truly disturbing to see the same issues come full circle. The Sixties were a huge turning point in America, much of it for the worse, and I'm seeing shades of the same thing now. Sad and disturbing: did no one learn from the mistakes of the past?

c.
 

Yea, because environmental protection and civil rights suck ass.

Met myself a comin' county welfare line.
I was feelin' strung out, Hung out on the line.
Saw myself a goin', down to war in June.
All I want, All I want is to write myself a tune.

CHORUS:
Wrote A Song For Ev'ryone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote A Song For Ev'ryone
And I couldn't even talk to you.

Got myself arrested, Wound me up in jail.
Richmond 'bout to blow up, Communication failed.
If you see the answer, now's the time to say.
All I want, All I want is to get you down to pray.

CHORUS

CHORUS

Saw the people standin' thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it's diff'rent now, look, it's just the same.
Pharoahs spin the message, round and round the truth.
They could have saved a million people, How can I tell you?

CHORUS
CHORUS
CHORUS

** 9 **



kishar wrote:
You're almost right there. Green Day's American Idiot is one, and (the one that captures the "spirit" of today's American Youth best) John Mayer's Waiting on the World to Change. "It's not that we don't care
We just that we know the fight ain't fair
That's why we're waiting
Waiting on the world to change." Quite a difference from the "BE the change you wish to see in the world" attitude of the 60s.

That may be the best summation of the current state of sociological affairs I've seen.

 

remembering Mr. Tom Fogerty  -   ** 9 **


acidreflucks wrote:
Where are the angry protest songs for today? too drenched in irony or bathos maybe for me to recognize.
You're almost right there. Green Day's American Idiot is one, and (the one that captures the "spirit" of today's American Youth best) John Mayer's Waiting on the World to Change. "It's not that we don't care We just that we know the fight ain't fair That's why we're waiting Waiting on the world to change." Quite a difference from the "BE the change you wish to see in the world" attitude of the 60s.
cc_rider wrote:
Never heard this before. Like it, a lot. Sort of a Sixties protest song, but in the sad blues tradition rather than the angry young man tradition (which CCR helped define). Seems particularly appropriate these days. Which brings up another point, quite disturbing to me: the angry/sad/bitter/disillusioned 'protest' songs of the Sixties are amazingly timely. The same sense of government acting in direct opposition to the will of the people, the same young men (and women) dying in a far-away and ill-conceived conflict. It is truly disturbing to see the same issues come full circle. The Sixties were a huge turning point in America, much of it for the worse, and I'm seeing shades of the same thing now. Sad and disturbing: did no one learn from the mistakes of the past? c.
Where are the angry protest songs for today? too drenched in irony or bathos maybe for me to recognize. CCR were real lightweights I would say on that spectrum, they came on the scene rather late for one thing. Personally I think the Sixties were a great ray of light and hope. How sad that so few of us remember our ideals and are ready to stand up and be counted.
I said in one comment-every CCR song deserves a 10,so #10 it is !
Never heard this before. Like it, a lot. Sort of a Sixties protest song, but in the sad blues tradition rather than the angry young man tradition (which CCR helped define). Seems particularly appropriate these days. Which brings up another point, quite disturbing to me: the angry/sad/bitter/disillusioned 'protest' songs of the Sixties are amazingly timely. The same sense of government acting in direct opposition to the will of the people, the same young men (and women) dying in a far-away and ill-conceived conflict. It is truly disturbing to see the same issues come full circle. The Sixties were a huge turning point in America, much of it for the worse, and I'm seeing shades of the same thing now. Sad and disturbing: did no one learn from the mistakes of the past? c.
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Saw the people standin' thousand years in chains. Somebody said it's diff'rent now, look, it's just the same. Pharoahs spin the message, round and round the truth. They could have saved a million people, How can I tell you?
I have never heard it before either, but as someone who only knows this group through their hits, this inoffensive and unremarkable ditty does not inspire me to want to hear more. It would be nice on a lazy Sunday afternoon in Summer, relaxing with a cool drink just before I doze offf.............
Greetings, This is the first time I have ever heard this song... Neil
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