Silver and Gold

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The true story of the Kent and Jackson State student killings by National Guard Troops, 10 days apart, in 1970. Though the default nature of the dominant culture is to gloss over its misdeeds, the true nature of these and other killings can never be disguised and will never be forgotten.

lyrics

They loaded up at the Liberty Bell and then retreated up Blanket Hill.
Some heard them say, "You better run away!" But others heard "You better stand still!"
Advancing on the rear of the Guard,
armed with the weapon of Truth
Thirteen seconds was all the Devil needed to shoot them down- And he shot them down

Chorus
Ohh now everyone knows.
And you can't shed light on these things with your Silver and your Gold
Ohh now everyone's got the sight to see.
There's four kids layin in their blood at the University.


Now ten days later from the mouth of the Mockingbeard came the Blues and they were raising Cain.
With one fight done and another begun you could have said that it looked about the same.
They gathered at on Lynch Street and then feel back down to the dorm.
And everyone saw it when the Hard Rain hit there was a Hooded Man.
A White Hooded Man.

Chorus
Ohh now everyone knows.
And you can't shed light on these things with your Silver and your Gold
Ohh now everyone's got the sight to see
There's two more layin face-down at the University.

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credits

from Birth of A Notion, released February 14, 2012
Lyrics/Music- Randy Viscio
Mandolin/ Lead Vocal – Randy Viscio
Drums- Adam Stranburg
Stand-up Bass- Jim Stager
Electric Bass- Michael Gallina
Acoustic Guitar/Dobro- Peter Richan
Backing Vocals- Michael “Cowmuddy” McShane

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Randy's Bad Baby Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The world's badest baby went down to the Juke Joint and got all juked up. The music was so fine and the crowd so frenzied that it whipped up like a tornado and swept everyone up and out. It carried the people across the Great Divide and They all landed in Philadelphia! And when I told that story...everyone sitting next to me on the bench all slid over and away from me. But it's true! ... more

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