Beautiful Accident (2010)

Criminal Cool

06:04
Third International
Pearson/DiFrisco

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And then there was the 20s. The "Roaring" 20s, when times were fast and Criminals celebrities. This is the historic underpinning of course, but the song was actually written about the debacle of the Eastern Airlines strike in 1989, and the criminal activities that were part of the the whole operation back then. I worked for the company at the time and saw many peoples' lives destroyed by the greed and power of others. The economy was as dangerously feeble as it is now, and Rodney King had just become a celebrity and the nation was at war with itself while the president envisaged twinkley illumination, by the thousand.. If it sounds like a lecture, it is. We must learn from history or are doomed to repeat it, the wise man said......

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