Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Protest“.

A great theme this week, jvg AND i discussed the long history of protest music and the recent resurgence of songs that are challenging the existing structures.

One of those topics worth revisiting again


Ed Bates provided the guitar backing, have a listen to how it went below…

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Protest

It’s Good News Week; there’s Something In The Air
The times they are a changing; but does anyone really care?

We had our Holiday in Cambodia; Been to Alice’s Restaurant
But The times they are a changing; and you can’t always get what you want

The Pistols, 1976; Anarchy In The UK
The times they are a changing; but it could have been written today

Was Johnny a Working Class hero or just another Brick In The Wall?
The times they are a changing; some things too close to call

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – except on Pay TV
The times they are a changing; you can’t expect it for free

The Needle And The Damage Done; Four Dead In Ohio
The times they are a changing; but It Ain’t Necessarily So

Strange Fruit hanging from the poplar trees; Killing In The Name
The times they are a changing; but The Song Remains The Same

‘The time has come to say fair’s fair; To pay the rent, to pay our share’
The times they are a changing; we’re still only part way there

The Universal Soldier, pawn of The Master’s of War
The times they are a changing; but we’ve seen it all before

‘How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?’
The times they are a changing; not fast enough for me

Where Have All The Flowers Gone? We never did Give Peace A Chance
The times they are a changing; yet we dance the same old dance

Are we on the Eve of Destruction or The Edge of Reality?
The times they are a changing; People Got To Be Free

‘Don’t it always seem to go, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’
The times they are a changing; but denial keeps rolling on

Sunday Bloody Sunday and God Save The Queen
The times they are a changing; Welcome To The Machine

© Copyright 2019 Ian Bland


Also have a listen to “Everything or Nothing

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