Pick of the Political Pops: Tracy Chapman “Remember the Tinman”

Our Pops-Master Mr Villers is taking a break at the moment so no witty commentary sorry but following Trump’s sideways move into out and out fascism this week at that rally, this particular track from Tracy Chapman’s excellent ‘New Beginning’ album from 1995 seemed appropriate: “Who stole your heart who took it away, Knowing that without it you can’t live? Who took away the part so essential to the whole, Left you a hollow body, Skin and bone? What robber, what thief, who stole your heart and the key?”

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

1 thought on “Pick of the Political Pops: Tracy Chapman “Remember the Tinman””

  1. Sadly . . . all too appropriate.

    It takes care of the “know your enemy” side of the coin . . .

    Lest we forget the “now what are you gonna do about it” side . . . this one came to mind as a response that balances the perspective and points the way forward.

    https://youtu.be/4p1VyrodJHI

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