MOHAMMED’S RADIO

It’s time for another visit to the Existentialism Hall of Fame. You know: where each person exists as an individual in a purposeless universe, and so must oppose a hostile environment through the exercise of free will.

I’d guess “Mohammed’s Radio” supports the “nobody really knows what is going on here” line of argument, or, as written, in another great song:

”We contemplate eternity beneath the vast indifference of heaven”. — Warren Zevon

Or maybe it means that we are all tired of listening to the “village idiots” come up with dumb ideas while Rome burns? Anyway, it’s a wonderful song. The “anger and resentment flow” and “everybody’s desperate trying to make ends meet” sure do fit in today’s  world – especially in Molalla; those verses run through my mind every time I have to deal with the self-serving “village idiots” here.

It’s almost 40 years after the nasty 70’s gas crisis when this song was written – and nothing has changed and no one has learned the lessons of past history. We’re still blaming our problems on “someone else” and still looking for handouts from Big Brother – like the “State will make it up”. I’m getting tired of the same old cycles repeating themselves, how about you?

Thanks for the memories Warren – and thanks for being spot on about the new GREAT DEPRESSION. Maybe you were lucky not to have to live to see it? And you sure were lucky not to have to deal with  “listening for his drum ,
Hoping that the righteous might just might just might just come……………….”

I’m sure not “up all night” because I know  “righteous” ideas seldom land in Molalla………..

MOHAMMED’S RADIO

Written by Warren Zevon 1976

Everybody’s restless and they’ve got no place to go
Someone’s always trying to tell them
Something they already know
So their anger and resentment flow

But don’t it make you want to rock and roll
All night long
Mohammed’s Radio
I heard somebody singing sweet and soulful
On the radio, Mohammed’s Radio

You know, the Sheriff’s got his problems too
He will surely take them out on you
In walked the village idiot and his face was all aglow
He’s been up all night listening to Mohammed’s Radio

Don’t it make you want to rock and roll
All night long
Mohammed’s Radio
I heard somebody singing sweet and soulful
On the radio, Mohammed’s Radio

Everybody’s desperate trying to make ends meet
Work all day, still can’t pay the price of gasoline and meat
Alas, their lives are incomplete

Don’t it make you want to rock and roll
All night long Mohammed’s Radio
I heard somebody singing sweet and soulful
On the radio, Mohammed’s Radio

You’ve been up all night listening for his drum
Hoping that the righteous might just might just might just come
I heard the General whisper to his aide-de-camp
“Be watchful for Mohammed’s lamp”

Don’t it make you want to rock and roll
All night long Mohammed’s Radio

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