Wednesday, 6 December 2006

41 shots

"41 shots"

Sounds and feelings
of uninhibited hard travellin'
alienated marginalised youth livin fast
goin nowhere

cars and girls

give way to thoughts of neglect
of girlfriends feelings
working class people making ends meet amidst

sex
lust
love
death

in emotionally centred lyrics

crossing Americas' racial borders
never reachin' golden mixed -race end

identity

multifaceted divided self
alternating expected and darker
activities without guilt

ambivalence self- doubt
the artist as magician
conjuring and struggling against
the horror of a wasted life

deconstructiing societys' masks
while politicians
whistle without listening

Johnny 99
desolation
dispossesion
lonesome outlaws in
acoustic blues solo sets
evolves into
commercial Kovic representatiion
and howls of depair
for Americas' vanquished soul

Peter Burton December 2006

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