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  •  Is that what this was all about? (1+ / 0-)
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    a gilas girl

    I was eight years old or so, when this epic recording was made... and I still listen to it oft, from time to time...

    Kings

        Now they lay his body down
        Sad old men who run this town
        I still recall the way
        He led the charge and saved the day
        Blue blood and rain
        I can hear the bugle playin'

        CHORUS:
        We seen the last of Good King Richard
        Ring out the past his name lives on
        Roll out the bones and raise up your pitcher
        Raise up your glass to Good King John

        While he plundered far and wide
        All his starving children cried
        And though we sung his fame
        We all went hungry just the same
        He meant to shine
        To the end of the line

        CHORUS

    Evidence that contradicts the ruling belief system is held to extraordinary standards, while evidence that entrenches it is uncritically accepted. -Carl Sagan

    by RF on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 05:58:12 PM PST

    •  Not familiar with this song, but... (2+ / 0-)
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      nellgwen, tardis10

      ... it appeared to me that it's about Richard I and the sole (and not at all good) King John.

      •  Steely Dan (0+ / 0-)

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        Love one another

        by davehouck on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 05:52:30 AM PST

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        •  Now I'm embarassed (1+ / 0-)
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          davehouck

          I'm a major Steely Dan fan (saw them in concert twice) and was not familiar with this song until ten minutes ago. (I'm more plugged into the Aja/Gaucho era).

          Having done a minor amount of googling... it said on the album liner notes that the song is not political, which just proves that you can't believe anything that Donald Fagen says. :-) My take, given that the album was released in 1972, is that this song is about both Richard I and Richard Nixon.

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