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#1142634 - 07/08/18 12:28 PM Throw Another Brick On Me  
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When I was doing my acoustic thing in restaurants and dying bars, I used to play this song i wrote. The few people who were responsive thought it was an anti death penalty song, but I told them it was just a song. It was kind of a response to how personal the news can get and how the jury of public opinion dominates. It will be a monsoon to record this full throttle, it's a bit easier just acoustic.... But then it won't rock which I envision

Throw Another Brick On Me

Johnny went to trial for a violent rape
They said he took a knife
and got some strapping tape
Tied her to the bridge, slit her pretty face
Took everything he wanted left without a trace

Now, Johnny done his best to keep his head up high
all the people in this town
they wanted to see him fry
but was he really guilty? It didn't matter much
He wasn't innocent enough for us

Things were really heatin up, it went nationwide
Cnn and Fox News
huddled side by side
but it never got as nuts as it was that day
A trial by the roadside as he made his way

Up the stairs to the court patience wearing thin
Till someone got up front
and took a poke at him
He said "I'd love to pull the switch hope you rot in hell"
And Johnny grabbed him by the shirt and he yelled

Throw another brick(on me, on me)
Go head and let another kick fly free
Throw another brick(on me, on me)
I"m tougher than you see
Throw another brick on me...

Have to say I was impressed by his tone of voice
Wasn't gonna be a victim
but did he have a choice?
It was then I started thinkin different, I had a change of heart
When someone's tellin you the truth they always look the part

And I guess that I was right, but a just little bit late
Johnny had been shot down by the courtyard gate
Later it was found his killer done the rape
I thought I'd heard his echoed voice from the grave

Throw another brick(on me)
Go head and let another kick fly free
Throw another brick(on me)
I"m tougher than you see
Throw another brick on me.....

Last edited by Fdemetrio; 07/08/18 12:31 PM.
#1142979 - 1 hour ago Re: Throw Another Brick On Me [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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This one brings to mind the saga of Jon Burge, the now disgraced former police commander in Chicago who induced confessions out of many through acts of torture. Sometimes the court of public opinion can be a bigger crucifier than can the actual court of law. Do you consider the whole #MeToo saga a prime example?


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