Friday, November 7, 2008

Jesus Jones Should Re-IssueTheir Hit

A woman on the radio talks about Revolution
when it's already passed her by.

Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about,
you know it feels good to be alive.

I was alive and I waited for this.

Right here, right now, there is no other place I'd rather be
Watching the world wake up from history.

I saw the decade in when it seemed the world could change
In the blink of an eye.
If anything, then there's your song.

(Jesus Jones, "Right Here, Right Now")

The song was inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union. It came out in 1990 and peaked on the charts a month before August 1991 coup in which Gorbachev was kidnapped.

When this past week happened, I remembered the wonder, joy and amazement - even sorrow - I felt then. I remembered the song, specially the line about Dylan. There is no other place I'd rather be.

All of us here at Vaclav's Hovel wish Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and their families well. Good luck.

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