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The people behind governments are messing with our private lives more and more and we let them, because they very cleverly scare us into believing it's necessary. They........yes, them...very difficult to point a finger, but, scratch beneath the surface and you'd be horrified at what you dig up. 1984 was yesterday! This song is my way of saying 'NOT ME'! Love and best wishes to you all.
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I WON’T GIVE UP
Music & Lyrics: Richard H. Jones

Got no headache, got no hang-up, got no heavy heart to mess my cool
I ain’t stiff, I ain’t stuffy, I ain’t stuck up like a stubborn fool
But your radical religion and your right-wing point of view
Make me mad, make me sad, make me glad that I’m not like you

‘Cause I’m a happy-go-lucky guy
Lying in the sun
But don’t you mess with my freedom
Don’t you mess with my fun

And I won’t give up my right to be free
I won’t give up my liberty

You can burn all my books, you can beat me ‘til I’m black and blue
But the fire will turn and one day burn you, too
And your radical religion and your right-wing point of view
Still make me mad, make me sad, make me glad that I’m not like you

‘Cause I’m a happy-go-lucky guy
Lying in the sun
But don’t you mess with my freedom
Don’t you mess with my fun

And I won’t give up…etc.

A LATER VERSION IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT

I WON’T GIVE UP
Music & Lyrics: Richard H. Jones

Got no headache, got no hang-up, got no heavy heart to mess my cool
I ain’t stiff, I ain’t stuffy, I ain’t stuck up like a stubborn fool
But your radical religion and your right-wing point of view
Make me mad, make me sad, make me glad that I’m not like you

‘Cause I’m a happy-go-lucky guy
Lying in the sun
But don’t you mess with my freedom
Don’t you mess with my fun

And I won’t give up my right to be free
I won’t give up my liberty

You can burn all my books, you can beat me ‘til I’m black and blue
But the fire will turn and one day burn you, too
Are we so deaf to each other, we can’t hear another’s point of view?
It makes me mad, makes me sad, makes me glad I know my way through

‘Cause I’m a happy-go-lucky guy
Just lying in the sun
But don’t you mess with my freedom
Don’t you mess with my fun

If we fight we lose sight of the right thing and the mighty thing to do
We go blind, fall behind and our mind cannot find what’s true
Yeah, the way we treat each other, you know brother that it just ain’t right
Makes me say that I pray that one day we’ll all see the light

'Cause I'm a happy-go-lucky guy
Lying in the sun
I don't need no flag to fly
To know where I'm coming from

And I won’t give up…etc.
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Comments: 26
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Plays: 170
Downloads: 107
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Uploaded: Jan 16, 2010 - 09:41:39 PM
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 - 06:06:42 AM Last Played: Mar 17, 2017 - 07:50:05 AM
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thetiler said 2687 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Like the reggae
feel to this, nice voice and the reggae feel is very festive.
Great delivery of the vocal, the instrumentation is quite pro sounding.

Thanks for sharing !
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richardhowardjones said 2687 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
THANK YOU, BILL
Reggae lends itself to festivity, no matter the theme. Which is as it should be!
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PaulaMunk said 2687 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Perfect
Reggae groove. What fun. Thanks, RHJ. Yay!
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richardhowardjones said 2687 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
CHEERS, PAULA
Much fun was had in the making!
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Outtaorbit said 2687 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Well now....
To late... but I love ya anyway.... already messed with
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richardhowardjones said 2687 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Haha

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Jarvoid said 2687 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
angst ridden reggae
me like dis ting...seriously, a cracking good song...is it recorded live ? ... or made to sound that way ..?

Jarvoid
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richardhowardjones said 2687 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Totally Live
From Molly Malone's Irish Pub, Marburg.......sadly no longer existing.
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MarkHolbrook said 2687 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Not normally
a big reggae fan but this is pretty cool RHJ
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richardhowardjones said 2687 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Hey, Mark
Happy New Year, dude. Thanks for popping in.
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Feter said 2687 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
I WON'T GIVE UP
Very impressive ...the band is so gorgeous and
tight ..and sure everything here just excellent
classic ..give such chill ..your vocal just so
nice ...I like this live so much so true ..thnx
a lot for sharin !!!!
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richardhowardjones said 2687 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Feter, my man
Always a pleasure to post stuff that pleases you. Kinda makes my day!
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VicDiesel said 2685 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
very lo-fi
and absolutely great. You're evoking the spirit of those old dub records quite nicely.
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richardhowardjones said 2655 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Evocativity...
is what we aim for. Thanks, Victor.
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TobinMueller said 2684 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Reggae makes all troubles seem fixable
Love the whole thing. You are such a strong writer, with a great ear for accessible mainstream balance. This track has too much reverb, I think, but a marvelous sense of certainty and professionalism. I'd love to read lyrics, too.
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richardhowardjones said 2655 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Thank you, Tobin
I'll try to post them soon, but am terribly lazy that way. Yes, there's way too much reverb. The result of doing a gig in a crowded cellar, where the reverb gets stifled for the audience's ears but swamps the recording.....oh, well (as Jeremy Spencer and Peter Green would say).
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richard13 said 2684 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Never give up that right
or the right to dance. Good track Richard. Thanks.
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richardhowardjones said 2655 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Thank you, fellow Richard
As Bob would say.....'Stand Up for your Rights'!
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lengold said 2680 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Wish I'd
been there, great tune and performance.
Cheers
Len

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richardhowardjones said 2655 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
If you felt it like that..
Then, in a sense you WERE there, Len. Best wishes, mate.
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MidiOrleans said 2680 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Enjoyed
you and also a fine sounding band!
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richardhowardjones said 2655 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Cheers, Scotty
A really cool and funny band to play with, too.
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SuperStarSmith said 2676 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
two monkeys
great tune. excellent live recording
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richardhowardjones said 2655 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Hey, neighbour
Couldn't find the other ten monkeys, not enough trees in Kashiwa.
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guitapick said 2675 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
Fight it...
...with light and spirit. Can't let them get us down...

~love it~


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richardhowardjones said 2655 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
You said it, Bob
Operor non permissum illa illegitimate populus frendo vos subter supter lemma . Pigin Latin for 'What Bob said'! :-))
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Location: London/Nodashi Chiba Japan
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