Thursday, April 19, 2007

"The bloody red eyes of the rodeo clown"

I was just listening to John Mellencamp's new album, Freedom's Road. Good album. I'm more of a rock star (ahem!) than a rock fan, but this is good old-fashioned rock 'n roll. I picked this album up at Costco for $9.99. It's got a lot of good stuff on it.

This album has a hidden song that's not listed on the cover. Three minutes after the last song, Heaven Is a Lonely Place, is Rodeo Clown. Here's a sample of the lyrics:

"Well there's blood on the hands of the rich politicians
Red is the color of the sand and the sea
Blood on the hands of an arrogant nation
Who start all the bleeding over their policies

Well, there's blood in the streets from the lies and liars
The bloody red eyes of the rodeo clown"

I wonder who he could possibly mean...

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