Friday, November 25, 2011

The Most Important Songs of the Rock Era--Songs That Changed the World: "Village Ghetto Land" by Stevie Wonder

The rap so-called music today obviously turns people off, so any "message" they have is going to get lost and doesn't do a bit of good.  Compare that with the brilliant lyrics and amazing music of a genius--Stevie Wonder.  And get this--he doesn't use one swear word.  Far more effective, evidenced by the fact that this song is one of The Songs That Changed the World*, and no rap

"Village Ghetto Land"
by Stevie Wonder

Written by Stevie Wonder

Would you like to go with me
Down my dead end street
Would you like to come with me
To Village Ghetto Land

See the people lock their doors
While robbers laugh and steal
Beggars watch and eat their meal -from garbage cans

Broken glass is everywhere
It's a bloody scene
Killing plagues the citizens
Unless they own police

Children play with rusted cars
Sores cover their hands
Politicians laugh and drink-drunk to all demands

Families buying dog food now
Starvation roams the streets
Babies die before they're born
Infected by the grief

Now some folks say that we should be
Glad for what we have
Tell me would you be happy in Village Ghetto Land

Village Ghetto Land

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