"Don't Look Now" as written by and John Fogerty....
Who will take the coal from the mine?
Who will take the salt from the earth?
Who'll take a leaf and grow it to a tree?
Don't look now, it ain't you or me.

Who will work the field with his hands?
Who will put his back to the plough?
Who'll take the mountain and give it to the sea?
Don't look now, it ain't you or me.

[Chorus:]
Don't look now, someone's done your starvin';
Don't look now, someone's done your prayin' too.

Who will make the shoes for your feet?
Who will make the clothes that you wear?
Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep?
Don't look now, it ain't you or me.

[Chorus]

Who will take the coal from the mines?
Who will take the salt from the earth?
Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep?
Don't look now, it ain't you or me


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"Don't Look Now" as written by John Fogerty

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  • +2
    My OpinionThis song is great! There is so much going on in it. While i'm not entirely sure what Fogerty was writing about specifically, I love this song because you can relate it to many different aspects of our world. For example, I think some of it has environmental undertones: "Who'll take the coal from the mines" to me means that although we criticize big coal for strip-mining and AMD, we still consume electricity.
    Also, I just heard a lecture today on how the US and other countries will never intervene in Darfur because it's not in anyone's national interest and it made me think of this song. We admit that it's a tragedy, but not even the UN will the appropriate actions. This course can rationalized, but when asked who'll stop the genocide, we say "Don't look now, it ain't you or me."
    Play the Gameon January 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMaybe slave labour?
    unplacebaxon May 24, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song has so much meaning for me in these times. A communist administration is trying to fundamentally transorm the United States into something it was never ment to be. You don't have to work anymore, we'll give you a check, you don't have to pray anymore, we are going to do away with God. CCR may not have forseen the happenings of today when they made this song, but I'm calling this a warning to all who would allow the powers that be to take care of you. This kind of thinking, if widespread among the populace, will surely result in disaster, ruin, and mass death and murder.
    jayolsenon February 09, 2014   Link

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