“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty."
- Phil Ochs
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Nick Garrie

—Cambridge Town (Demo 1968)

(Source: rickierikardo)

Donovan

—Three King Fishers

guessimdumb:

Donovan - Three King Fishers

Donovan got a bit cheated in terms of being credited as an innovator in Britain.  This album, recorded in 1966, was held up and not released in the UK until 1967, by which time Donovan looked more like a bandwagon jumper.

Joan Baez

—Fountain of Sorrow

itsselynandraka:

Fountain of Sorrow by Joan Baez

This song is seriously one of my favourites, one of the most inspirational I’ve heard. I love the sound of it, and especially the words. 

Phil Ochs

—Kansas City Bomber

She comes from Kansas City, in the middle of the land
She was the queen of the game
But love never came with a man, with a man
Now all they know is her name

She’s the kansas city bomber, let her roll, let her roll
Let her fly through the fury of the race
The cry of the crowd is the keeper of her soul
You can see it by the rage upon her face

(Source: beneta)

Donovan

—Bert's Blues

a-boy-called-donovan:

"Bert’s Blues" - Donovan

Phil Ochs

—Another Age

knifeladder:

Phil Ochs “Another Age” (ripped from vinyl)

There’s a man walking round the island with a snake cane
He picked it up in Thailand from a hurricane
And you know he’s not gonna go there
He’s been one time too long
Now all the gods are gone (Though the game is gone)
The younger boys are drowning in a shallow sea
The night belongs to snipers in palm trees
And their sabres flashed like lightning
In the charge of the last brigade
They must have been afraid
Soldiers have their sorrow
The wretched have their rage
Pray for the aged it’s the dawn of another age
Of another age
Of another age
Of another age
The blood running down the blackboard on a blank screen in a thin stream
The convicts shake their cages of a bad dream
And they’ll coach you in the classroom that it cannot happen here
But it has happened here
I remember nothing that I memorized
(The cockroach cops are crawling on a battle ground)

I got my education from a black eye
(The shields are in the shadows, it’s a college town)

And they’ll teach you law and order
If you dare to raise your hand
Spare the glove and spoil the man
Soldiers have their sorrow
The wretched have their rage
Pray for the aged
It’s the dawn of another age
Of another age
Of another age
Thomas Paine and Jesse James are old friends
And Robin Hood is riding on the road again
We were born in a revolution and we died in a wasted war
It’s gone that way before
The dogs are chasing chicken bones across the lawn
If that was an election, I’m a Viet Cong
So I pledge allegiance against the flag
and the fall for which it stands
I’ll raise it if I can (Pledge allegiance to the land)
Soldier have their sorrow
The wretched have their rage
Pray for the aged
It’s the dawn of another age
Of another age
Of another age
Of another age

Phil Ochs

—When I'm Gone

apophatic:

All my days won’t be dances of delight when I’m gone
And the sands will be shifting from my sight when I’m gone
Can’t add my name into the fight while I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

And I won’t be laughing at the lies when I’m gone
And I can’t question how or when or why when I’m gone
Can’t live proud enough to die when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

(via philochs)

Phil Ochs

—When I'm Gone

peninsularian:

When I’m Gone / Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs

—No More Songs

knifeladder:

Phil Ochs “No More Songs” (live / 1970)

Hello, hello, hello, is there anybody home?
I’ve only called to say I’m sorry.
The drums are in the dawn, and all the voices gone.
And it seems that there are no more songs.
Once I knew a girl, she was a flower in a flame
I loved her as the sea sings sadly
Now the ashes of the dream can be found in the magazines.
And it seems that there are no more songs.
Once I knew a sage who sang upon the stage
He told about the world, his lover.
A ghost without a name, stands ragged in the rain.
And it seems that there are no more songs.
The rebels they were here, they came beside the door
They told me that the moon was bleeding
Then all to my surprise, they took away my eyes.
And it seems that there are no more songs.
A star is in the sky, it’s time to say goodbye.
A whale is on the beach, he’s dying.
A white flag in my hand, and a white bone in the sand.
And it seems that there are no more songs.
Hello, hello, hello, is there anybody home?
I’ve only called to say I’m sorry.
The drums are in the dawn, and all the voices gone.
And it seems that there are no more songs.
It seems that there are no more songs.
It seems that there are no more songs.

Donovan

—Hurdy Gurdy Man

retrojapan:

palegasm:

Donovan / Hurdy Gurdy Man

my favorite song forever

This album is currently on heavy rotation.

(Source: nikushimi)

Massive Attack

—Teardrop

dirty-milk:

Massive Attack - Teardrop

(via hidinginthesleevesofmycoat)

Phil Ochs

—When I'm Gone

peterfeld:

“When I’m Gone,” Phil Ochs, Dec. 19, 1940 - Apr. 9, 1976. Can’t be singing louder than the guns when I’m gone…

drum-taps:

Donovan—“Hi It’s Been a Long Time”

The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Epic 1968).

(via drum-taps-deactivated20121024)

Phil Ochs

—I Kill Therefore I Am

songswithoutwords:

aer0phanesorceress:

I Kill Therefore I Am - Phil Ochs

he patrols the highways from the air.
he keeps the country safe from long hair.
I am the masculine american man.
I kill therefore I am.

I miss Phil Ochs constantly and always wonder what he would say/think, and then I’m reminded that he said quite a lot in his short life, and that much of it (unfortunately) still applies today.
Phil Ochs

—I've Had Her

singinginthewire:

Phil Ochs - I’ve Had Her