Kevin Cooke

Kevin Cooke

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Blues - Modern | Ontario, Canada
Total Song Plays: 20   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Plays:

4

Song Description

Farmers observing damage done to their livelihood by the encroachment of big corporations -- causing rapid change not only to economics of farming but also to weather patterns through poor environmental practices

Story Behind the Song

I was helping a friend pain a cabin situated on a piece of farmland owned by a local farmer whose family had been there for three generations. The farmer came over for a chat and talked about the influx of factory farms in the area, the gargantuan amounts of waste they produced, and the impact they were having on the water table and the land in general.

Lyrics

Look down, see my muddy water run away
Look up, see my blue sky turn gray

(refrain)
So cry the many, so reap the few
Nothing for a poor man to do
Except look up at the sky and watch it change
Ain't the weather strange

Look over right, see the corporates moving in
There over left, where my neighbor should have been
(refrain)

Looking back, the weather never changed this fast
Look on ahead, this can never last
(refrain)

Song Length
3:58
Genres
Blues - Modern, Blues - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Troubled, Poignant

Subject Matter
Farmer, General

Similar Artists
Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Kevin Cooke
Music Credits Kevin Cooke
Producer Credits Kevin Cooke
Performance Credits Kevin Cooke & Band
Label Credits Limited Capital Records