Bruce Cockburn is back from Iraq

Friday - 30 January 2004

Bruce is back from Iraq, and you can start reading about his trip, Interview by Mike Ferner and Interview by Bob Doran.

He is also back out on tour, this time touring with Julie Wolf. I am so excited!!!

Bruce Cockburn - KMUD - Mateel Poster

Bruce will be here in Humboldt County at the Mateel Community Center on February 22, 2004 as I stated here.
Check out some POSTERS for this gig from KMUD.

I have been listening to a live show from Hamilton Place, for more info on how to get live shows, check out BC-LIVE, which just rocks.

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Bruce had been playing this song a lot in concert, although he wrote it in 1985, it is still as timely as it was then.

And They Call It Democracy

Padded with power here they come
International loan sharks backed by the guns
Of market hungry military profiteers
Whose word is a swamp and whose brow is smeared
With the blood of the poor

Who rob life of its quality
Who render rage a necessity
By turning countries into labour camps
Modern slavers in drag as champions of freedom

Sinister cynical instrument
Who makes the gun into a sacrament —
The only response to the deification
Of tyranny by so-called “developed” nations’
Idolatry of ideology

North South East West
Kill the best and buy the rest
It’s just spend a buck to make a buck
You don’t really give a flying fuck
About the people in misery

IMF dirty MF
Takes away everything it can get
Always making certain that there’s one thing left
Keep them on the hook with insupportable debt

See the paid-off local bottom feeders
Passing themselves off as leaders
Kiss the ladies shake hands with the fellows
Open for business like a cheap bordello

And they call it democracy
And they call it democracy
And they call it democracy
And they call it democracy

See the loaded eyes of the children too
Trying to make the best of it the way kids do
One day you’re going to rise from your habitual feast
To find yourself staring down the throat of the beast
They call the revolution

IMF dirty MF
Takes away everything it can get
Always making certain that there’s one thing left
Keep them on the hook with insupportable debt

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