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Offbeat  (tags: Call to Arms, SNL, Sturgill Simpson, musician, music video, anti war song, drugs, Afghanistan )

- 841 days ago -
Due to the fact that he is not one to filter his opinions when speaking, Sturgill Simpson is not a very well know musician. During his moments on SNL, he was allowed to sing one of his most empowering anti-war songs from all of his albums: Call to Arms.


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Sheryl G (359)
Monday March 6, 2017, 6:49 am

I done Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran
North Korea tell me where does it end
Well the bodies keep piling up with every day
How many more of em they gonna send
Well they send their sons and daughters off to die
For some oil
To control the heroin

Well, son, I hope you don’t grow up
Believing that you’ve got to be a puppet to be a man
Well they cut off your hair and put a badge on your arm
Strip you of your identity
Tell you to keep your mouth shut boy and get in the line
Meet your maker overseas

Wearing that Kim Jong-il hat
While your grandma’s selling pills stat
Meanwhile, I’m wearing my ‘can’t pay my fn bills’ hat
Nobody’s looking up to care about a drone
All too busy looking down at our phone

Our ego’s begging for food like a dog from our feed
Refreshing obsessively until our eyes start to bleed
They serve up distractions and we eat them with fries
Until the bombs fall out of our fn skies

Turn off the TV
Turn off the news
Nothing to see here
They’re serving the blues
Bull-sh*t on my TV
Bull-sh*t on my radio
Hollywood telling me how to be me
The BS got to go

Leo C (312)
Monday March 6, 2017, 6:57 am
Thank you for posting!

Donna T (0)
Monday March 6, 2017, 7:01 am
thank you

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday March 6, 2017, 11:14 am
Great stuff!

Shared over social media. . . every little helps!

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday March 6, 2017, 12:13 pm
S&N, Thanks

Animae C (509)
Monday March 6, 2017, 2:13 pm
Awesome lyrics!!!
i haven't heard of him... figures!!!

TY Dande

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday March 6, 2017, 2:15 pm
Noted, Thank you

Dawnie W (250)
Monday March 6, 2017, 10:15 pm

❤️Noted...Thank You...❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Walter F (128)
Tuesday March 7, 2017, 1:30 am
Thanks Sheryl he puts a lot of feeling into his presentation,Great lyrics.

Tania N (883)
Tuesday March 7, 2017, 1:58 am
Thank you for sharing

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday March 7, 2017, 10:54 am
Never heard of the music and the lyrics are spot on. Thanx Dandelion.

Judy C (91)
Wednesday March 8, 2017, 1:35 am
I've been listening to Sturgill Simpson's music for quite a while now, and he is definitely excellent. He plays authentic country, unlike some of the pop we hear nowadays being called country. His lyrics are great. I'm glad so many people are listening to him now. Thanks for posting this, Dandelion.

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday March 8, 2017, 3:13 am
Thanks for sharing Sheryl.
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