Still I'll never understand why you hang around
I see what's going down
Cover up with make up in the mirror
Tell yourself it's never gonna happen again
You cry alone and then he swears he loves you
Do you feel like a man
When you push her around?
Do you feel better now
As she falls to the ground?
Well I'll tell you my friend
One day this world's going to end
As your lies crumble down
A new life she has found..."
"Face down in the dirt she said, this doesn't hurt..."
A song about domestic violence. Caught me by surprise. Good tune too. Kinda punk voice. Face Down by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
And on NPR I heard a bit of a song by Mary Chapin Carpenter. On With The Song, in which she sort of defends The Dixie Chicks while blasting all of the prejudice numb-brains out there. I can't find the lyrics but there was something about jerks going into a 7-11 and bullying the clerk who has an accent "clearly not from here" and "calling him camel-jockey instead of his name". Really, if you can find the lyrics give them a read. Or listen here
The album is The Calling. She also has a song there called Houston about the victims of Katrina. About the loss and hopelessness afterward. Death. Losing everything. Home, job, neighborhood, friends, and relatives. "It will all be all right when we get to Houston" but it isn't is it?
Bonus: I haven't heard this song, but Grand Central Station sounds like it should be a very meaningful song about the aftermath of 9-11. It's too late for me to look it up, but this link talks about it.