Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Road Song: Rockin' in the Free World

Neil Young: Rockin' in the Free World (lyrics)
Album: Freedom, 1989

This is technically a road song because it mentions streets twice and roads once, and because the video that came out with the song also shows a lot of streets. It's a rather dire song — quite appropriate today IMO — but it is not the sort of song I think of when heading out on the open road. (The open road in the west is often a dirt road, and who knows where it will be taking you when you leave the pavement.)

This came into my playlist again (not that I really have a playlist!) when Trump decided it was an appropriate campaign song. Maybe he though it was pro-USA; who knows. It isn't, and maybe he's figured that out by now.

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