Take A Knee

September 27, 2017 4:28 AM

Topical song. Recorded live in one take, fast and dirty, at home. Vocal, three-string guitar and stompbox, all coming out of a 15 watt VOX guitar amp. I videoed the performance too, which you can see at Facebook or YouTube. If you'd like to download an AIFF audiofile, you can do so at SoundCloud.

TAKE A KNEE

you know the president of the USA
he stepped up to the microphone
and called a man engaged in peaceful protest
a "son of a bitch"
it would appear that the president
doesn’t love or understand
the very principles on which the nation’s founded
that he calls himself the leader
of a nation of freedom
well now ain’t that rich?

take a knee, take a knee
take a knee my friend in solidarity
take a knee
let the freedom haters know
the nation's got to be free
take a knee, take a knee

now if you think this kind of protest is unpatriotic
you don’t know, my friend,
what American patriotism means
it’s all about being loyal
to the ideals of freedom and justice
not to some dimestore fascist in a baseball cap
who rants and screams

take a knee, take a knee
take a knee my friend in solidarity
take a knee
let the freedom haters know
the nation's got to be free
take a knee, take a knee

now people let’s go back in time just a bit
let’s take a little look at history
let’s take a little stroll down history lane
back to Nazi Germany
it was a crime to not stand and salute
that old swastika flag, don’tcha see
now tell me friend
is that the kinda country
that you want America to be

take a knee, take a knee
take a knee my friend in solidarity
take a knee
let the freedom haters know
the nation's got to be free
take a knee, take a knee


Copyright 2017 Samm Bennett - All Rights Reserved

posted by flapjax at midnite (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

flapjax, this is inspired, necessary, and you're voice sounds great, especially when you sail up and ably navigate those falsetto melodies. Good to hear you. I'm so glad you posted.
posted by umbú at 7:21 PM on October 1


Hey, umbú, thank you so much.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:58 AM on October 2


Flagged as Fantastic Post. Thank you flapjax, this is excellent!!
posted by riverlife at 2:22 PM on October 2 [1 favorite]


Thanks so much for listening, riverlife.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:25 AM on October 6


Yeah, great to hear you again, flapjax. Your take on this insane bullshit is a valued one in my house.
posted by chococat at 3:20 PM on October 9


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