AMERICA

AMERICA
ONE NATION UNDER GOD!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE

THAT LITTLE OLD COUNTRY BAND FROM 
SAN FRANCISCO...
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
=================

============================


WHOA... Thought it was a nightmare.
 Lo, it's all so true...
They told me, "Don't go walkin' slow, 
The Devil's on the loose."

BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE,
BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE,
BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE,
WHOA, DON'T LOOK BACK TO SEE ...

Thought I heard a rumblin'
Callin' to my name,
Two hundred million guns are loaded.
Satan cries; "Take aim."


BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE,
BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE,
BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE,
WOAH, DON'T LOOK BACK TO SEE ...
 
 
Over on the mountain,
Thunder Magic spoke...
"Let the people know my wisdom...
Fill the land with smoke."


BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE,
BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE,
BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE,
WOAH, DON'T LOOK BACK TO SEE ...

===================
 
This was NOT a WAR PROTEST SONG...
No matter what OLIVER STONE THINKS,
This is often believed to be about the Vietnam War, as it referred to a "jungle" and was released in 1970. The fact that previous CCR songs such as "Who'll Stop the Rain?" and "Fortunate Son" were protests of the Vietnam War added to this theory. In response, John Fogerty said: "I think a lot of people thought that because of the times, but I was talking about America and the proliferation of guns, registered and otherwise. I'm a hunter and I'm not antigun, but I just thought that people were so gun-happy -- and there were so many guns uncontrolled that it really was dangerous, and it's even worse now. It's interesting that it has taken 20-odd years to get a movement on that position."
 
==========================
Dang, Drum beating, sitting in a circle, Hippies...

8 comments:

red.neck chic said...

I LOVE that song!!! Now I'm gonna be jammin' out the rest of today...

xoxo
robelyn

Marnie said...

Great song!

Red Shoes said...

That was a great song by an even greater band! John Fogerty was later sued by the band's former manager. It seems that the manager somehow finagled the contracts so that HE wound up with ownership of the music, even though John Fogerty wrote and sang it. This manager later sued Fogerty because 'Old Man Down The Road,' he said, was just a remix of 'Run Through The Jungle...' Fogerty took a guitar and amp to the trial, performed his music... and told the judge that the music sounded similar because HE had written it all... the judge ruled in Fogerty's favor...

Great post! Great music!! Great Band!!!

~shoes~

Uncle Sam's Mistress said...

Thanks for the tune!!! I am a HUGE CCR fan. Couldn't get much better than that!

UBERMOUTH said...

Fascinating Red Shoes. I love tidbits like that.

Thye wrote better music in those days than the commerical fluff now.

Christiejolu said...

I agree with ubermouth...Music today sucks...

Alice in Wonderland said...

Wow! I never knew that! I love bits of trivia....but because it's a full moon, I was expecting to hear Bad Moon On The Rise! LOL!!!!!!

UBERMOUTH said...

I agree with Christie. :)