“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
Ah, gotta love Jackson Browne.His version was definitely less contemplative...
Yes, I used to listen to the Jackson Brown version... but I never really heard and/or thought about the lyrics until I heard this version.Funny that.
One can now imagines other variations upon this song's theme... or perhaps...
God I had seen him in concert over20 times!..even tho he is a lib! LOL
Second class year (77-78) at the Academy I had a roommate from Connecticut. He was a deckie, crew team nut, who played Jackson Brown and/or Dan Folgelberg records every night when he went to bed.When I heard this track the other day, I thought that for the first time I really heard was Brown was signing about.Funny, I could sing along with song, but I never understood the words... 'til now.
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