Metro Morning, the CBC‘s Toronto morning show, had a piece about British singer and songwriter Billy Bragg on today’s show. Bragg has had a track out called Price of Oil for the past month or so, a song which Errol Nazareth claims is one of the first to speak out against the impending war against Iraq. It’s an interesting song, which you can download for free in MP3 format or you could just read the lyrics. Here’s an excerpt:
Now I ain’t no fan of Saddam Hussein
Oh, please don’t get me wrong
If it’s freeing the Iraqi people you’re after
Then why have we waited so long?
Why didn’t we sort this out last time?
Was he less evil then than he is now?
The stock market holds the answer to
Why him, why here, why now?