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There's 2000 Gone Now


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bronco

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I guess this is what used to be called a protest song. To me it's probably just me letting off a little frustration. We all want to believe the best about our country but sometimes the facts just stare you in the face and make you wince.
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Lyrics

I want to believe in so many things, I don't want to be a cynic who ruins other people's dreams

But as my time gets short, I guess the truth has to come out, I'm a man of conflicts
with so many doubts

There's 2,000 gone now with more yet to come, you can't win hearts and minds
behind the barrel of a gun

And torture used to be, a word that we loathed, are we all insane now to think that
evil can be used for good

And why are our leaders so wealthy and proud, is it true they make money off of a
soldier's death shroud

Some people sacrifice their children on an alter of another's greed but the rich get
tax cuts because of their great need
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Hits: 3096
Comments: 20
Fans: 2
Plays: 171
Downloads: 146
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Nov 16, 2005 - 11:54:50 PM
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2005 - 09:26:29 AM Last Played: Aug 06, 2014 - 12:31:44 PM
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Comments
Peter Greenstone said 4293 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
strait up and true
I'm with you. You say it well. I wish I could get through to my brother
who seems to think killing people, melting them with white phosphorus,
is progress.

Real nice playing. I think you could find a better delivery of the "are we all
insane now to think that evil can be used for good" line. You're stumbling
a little to fit the words in there.
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bronco said 4293 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
strait up and true
I hear you when you say I was stumbling. Wasn't very happy with the melody
or structure of this song and then my vocal but still thought I should put it
out for the topic it was discussing.
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dwwave said 4293 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
Agree with you!
Man, I could write for quite awhile here.

We have Sadamm , now what?

How many deaths does it take , how many tears does it need to rain

how much graft needs exposed, before our "leaders takes us all down"

Very timely and poignant!
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bronco said 4293 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
Agree with you!
I agree David! It seems if things don't change that it is only a matter of time
before the whole country is bankrupt morally and fiscally! It is surely planned
that tv news spends almost all of it's time on abducuted children, other crime
stories and political races and almost none on the war, deficit, fraud in
defense contracts, who is making money off of the war, etc. And the lack of
outrage from most people makes me think we are living in Nazi Germany in
1938. Corrupt governments can only get away with what they do if the people
are inattentive and hide behind the wall of ignorance!
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FEEL said 4293 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
Fabulous!
This has to the best political song on this site. There you go getting
me started. That's what happens when some one brings up some good
points. Let's bring or children back home. Well done and thank you so
much for sharing this with me.
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bronco said 4292 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
Fabulous!
Thanks John! Having heard some of your songs I thought you might like the
message! Peace unto you my friend! Maybe the people who say "Peace on
Earth, goodwill toward all men" this Xmas will really mean it. But then again
their track record is not too good!
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Jim Bouchard said 4293 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
I wish I had some answers
This war is incredibly tragic. And it sure does seem like the leaders in
charge have been getting a lot of mileage out of turning common
sense upside down. The facade seems to be crumbling a bit, and I
think more and more people are seeing it this way. You pose a lot of
good questions, I wish there was some good answers!

Musically speaking, it might take a while for this song to settle in its
delivery. It sounds like it was written with a lot of emotion and maybe
that's what makes it hard to fit in some of the lines, like Peter was
pointing out. Maybe it's new-ish, and just needs to be broken in, but it
also needs to be sung right now...either way I can overlook some of the
stumbling quality because it's a trade off. I think the Bush
administration has been stumbling a lot more! thanks for drawing my
attention to it!
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bronco said 4292 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
I wish I had some answers
Thanks Jim! Maybe there is some kind of subliminal thing that goes on when
you sing about horror and nightmare on earth that prevents it from being
smooth and polished. Sounds like a good excuse anyway. That's my story and
I'm sticking to it! Actually I think I do know the answers also, you just can't
prove them because you have no evidence or at least none that the
"establishment" would accept. Of course, managed news seems to be part of
the big power corruption also.
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jgurner said 4293 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
Preach It!
Sometimes I just want to scream at someone, but unfortunately, there's
no one around that deserves it. You've got a much better solution. We'd
better sing our protests now before they try to take that away as well.
Nice work. I'm definitely adding this to my protest song collection.
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bronco said 4292 days ago (November 18th, 2005)
Preach It!
Thanks for the complement. I'm glad you agree with the sentiments. By the
way I scream at the tv set which is safe because it doesn't scream back or put
you in jail. At least not yet anyway!
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said 4284 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
what a mad, mad world...
if we could only drown our sorrows and anger in the sound of music and fight wars with words and minds...unfortunately, truth is the first casualty in war...but thanks for reminding us that lost truth and all the contradictions of this war with this song, Mr. Bronco...wonderful lyrics...I like the fact that the vocals are not well-polished because the imperfections accentuate the feeling of disillusionment and a certain weariness in the song, making it more sincere and heartfelt to my ears...2000 gone but not forgotten...
bronco said 4282 days ago (November 28th, 2005)
what a mad, mad world...
It is a mad, mad world isn't it? Populated with mad, mad people of whom half
don't even understand war is bad. Hard to make the correct decisions on
other urgent things when you can't even get past that.
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zenbomb said 4260 days ago (December 20th, 2005)
right on
This song has an amazing bluesy folkish sound about it. I really dig the guitar work in it. Definitely a cool juxtaposition of heavy lyrics with a kind of laid back tune about it. This track is definitely a part of a lost art: the protest song. There's a long and venerable tradition that this definitely fits squarely into, back to Woody Guthrie to Phil Ochs and Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, and that's a cool group to be among. Excellent work and much respect.
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bronco said 4256 days ago (December 24th, 2005)
right on
Thanks, I appreciate and feel flattered by your remarks.

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rover101 said 4258 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
nice playing
nice sentiment. Vocal a little laboured, perhaps.
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perceptualvortex said 4256 days ago (December 24th, 2005)
Excellent
writing. I'm frustrated about exactly the same things, and much more about the machiavellians in charge. Very nicely done.
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selters said 4210 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Great!
I am overwhelmed By your songwriting, playing skills and the great Character that your voice has. I think i might have mentioned that i think it sounds a bit like Jim Morrison and Glenn Danzig (When he is not screaming). I like yoru lyrics alot, and i must say that i am quite worried about the future of your country, and also for the future of Europe, we are starting to get the same symptoms over here..........A great song Mister Buchman. And may i ask how old you are? You sound so experienced, yet still young and fresh:).
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bronco said 4209 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Great!
Thanks again for the nice comments Magnus! Let's see . . . as the saying
goes, I'm old enough to know better but too young to quit.
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saymme said 3330 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Love acoustic ! (!)
GREAT LYRICS sweet tune...just wanted to stop by Jim now that I know : ) ! Political songs are always interesting & the topic never dies ! ThankYou for sharing Your 'steam' appreciate it alot, so great to know so many People are out here playing&singing about the World & Love & Hope - it does give HOPE !

P L R Helena
bronco said 3329 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
No peace in this world
Hey thanks for dropping by. I liked this song but it got some criticism for the chorus. But it said what I wanted it to say which is the only reason I write a song in the first place.
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