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RNC: Takin' it to the streets?

“Takin’ it to the Streets,” the 1976 song just performed on stage, wasn’t exactly an anthem for the Ford administration back in the day, if you know what we mean.

Some of the lyrics:

You don't know me but I'm your brother
I was raised here in this living hell
You don't know my kind in your world
Fairly soon the time will tell
You...telling me the things you're gonna do for me
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see

Take this message to my brother
You will find him...everywhere
Wherever people live together
Tied in poverty's despair
Are you...telling me the things you're gonna do for me
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see

Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)

Not bad. You can throw it at Obama in the context of a bad economy. But on one answers.com entry, somebody sounding none to uh liberal wrote:

I hate to say it but I think the message is "I can't provide for myself and I want to know what "you" are going to do - to provide for me since I don't provide for myself, oh and by the way, it's not going to be enough and I'm not going to appreciate your handout".

If I'm correct in the meaning, I imagine these pathetic lyrics go over most peoples heads.

Maybe it would sound less lefty if they'd gone with, 'Whoa oh oh listen to the music..."

Worse yet it doesn't sound like a Staples ad.

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