Lyric #1819 by Davnel99

Tags: Rock, Political upheaval, Chicago riots
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We were headed for disaster,
our hearts were beating faster,
we were set for action,
everybody knew we were out of control

Braced for a collision,
there was no sane decision,
they were circling the wagons,
like fire-breathing dragons,
they let out a roar

Now it's just a distant memory,
If you want to make it clearer,
take a look in the mirror,
remembering it was 1968

the smoke was rising higher,
just like a funeral pyre,
everything was burning,
the wheels just kept on turning,
history would record it all

They came with sticks swingin',
it kept our ears aringin',
tempers were exploding,
lives were imploding,
was this the end

the dust didn't settle for almost 20 years,
if your waitin' for a medal,
keep your foot to the pedal,
remembering is was 1968

David Nelson...
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Thank You for sharing your lyrics I used them on Track #152197
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Great job guys. My original version of this tune was a bit harder rock, while the lyric was based on the riots in Chicago between the Viet Nam war protesters and police. :)
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Thanks for the history now I know way I was so attracted to them; I was there. I lived in Lemont Ill. Me and 2 friends of mine rode up to the park on motorcycles. Being 17 we weren’t interested in demonstrating we just wanted to meet girls :). We left just as things were starting to happen. Had a lot-O-Friends drafted and sent to Nam. One went to Canada he was just married with a baby on the way. Your lyrics brings back many memories good and bad thanks again for sharing. Thanks to the guys on the backing track I really miss Jimi.
Edited by GBD on Décembre 08 2018 06:12
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