A Brief One by Doug Draper
September 28th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Canadian-born rock starNeil Young has been performing and composing protest songs going back to the 1960s in groups like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and on his own, right up to the last couple of years with songs that have slammed chemical and oil corporations and others for poisoning and suffocating the life-support systems of our planet.
Earlier this September, Neil Young released a song and video in support of Native American communities fighting to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline in the mid-western United States – a David vs. Goliath battle being played out between Aboriginal and other peoples in the U.S. and Canada, and corporations and government determined to pipe dirty gas and oil to our east and west coasts, and south to refineries near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
Here are some of the lyrics to Neil Young’s new song ‘Indian Givers’, followed by the video you can click on and view. Please contact your elected representatives and do whatever else you can to fight climate change and the criminal corporations operating these tar sands and constructing these pipelines with greed in their eyes and no real regard for the future of our planet and all who depend on it for survival.
“Bring back the days when good was good Lose these imposters in our neighborhood Across our farms and through our waters All at the cost of our sons and daughters. …
Our brave sons and daughters We’re all here together fighting poison waters Standing against the evil way That’s what we have at the end of day. …
I wish somebody would share the news.”
To hear the song and view the video ‘Indian Giver’, click here –
For more of Neil Young taking musical shots that those who are poisoning the planet, check out his latest CDs – ‘The Monsanto Years’ and, most recently, ‘Earth’.
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