"Talking Cuban Crisis" as written by and Phil Ochs....
In many a time, in many a land,
With many a gun in many a hand,
They came by the night, they came by the day,
Came with their guns to take us away

With a knock on the door, knock on the door.
Here they come to take one more,
One more.

Back in the days of the Roman Empire,
They died by the cross and they died by the fire.
In the stone coliseum, the crowd gave a roar,
And it all began with that knock on the door

Just a knock on the door, knock on the door.
Here they come to take one more,
One more.

The years have all passed, we've reached modern times,
The Nazis have come with their Nazi war crimes.
Yes the power was there, the power was found,
Six million people have heard that same sound

That old knock on the door, knock on the door.
Here they come to take one more,
One more.

Now there's many new words and many new names,
The banners have changed but the knock is the same.
On the Soviet shores with right on their side,
I wonder who knows how many have died

With their knock on the door, knock on the door.
Here they come to take one more,
One more.

Look over the oceans, look over the lands,
Look over the leaders with the blood on their hands.
And open your eyes and see what they do,
When they knock over their friend they're knocking for you

With their knock on the door, knock on the door.
Here they come to take one more,
With their knock on the door, knock on the door.
Here they come to take one more,
One more.



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"Talking Cuban Crisis" as written by Phil Ochs

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    General CommentThe Cuban Missile Crisis and our current political situation isn't exactly a historic parallel, but I swear if you changed the words in several of these stanzas I would never have known it wasn't written today.

    The endless driving of the idea that the average american is in imminent danger, the bizarre acceptance of war as part of everyday life (so much that it is as normal as advertising, which we also have a weird acceptance of if you think about it), the rest of the rational world being left wishing they could leave the planet.

    What particularly strikes me are the lines "Let's sink Cuba into the sea- and bring them back democracy!" They're the same contrasting values in Republicans regarding Iraq- many say their support for the war is so we can "bring freedom" to the country, and others clearly just want to bomb the crap out of it to kill the "terrorists" there.
    vickevlaron February 23, 2008   Link

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