Friday, February 16, 2007

Your Flag Decal Won't Get you Into Heaven Anymore

John Prine's at the Opera House in Lexington tonight and tomorrow night. Wish I had tickets. Here's, "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore". As revelent today as it was for Vietnam:

"Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore
it's already overcrowded from your dirty little war
now jesus don't like killing no matter what the reason for
and your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore"

..Prine all but wore the stars off Flag Decal by singing it so often during the '70s. By the end of the decade, he stopped playing it altogether. But at Bonnaroo in 2005, surrounded by a generation with an unpopular war of its own, Prine's anthem was topical enough to be downright frightening.

"I took it out of retirement by special request of the President of the United States, It wasn't a formal request. But believe me, he's asking for it."

--John Prine

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