OUTSIDE OF A SMALL CIRCEL OF FRIENDS

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PostTue Mar 27, 2012 10:17 am » by pretzellogic



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Ohhhhh Look outside the window, there's a woman being grabbed :cry:
They've dragged her to the bushes and now she's being stabbed :nails:
Maybe we should call the cops and try to stop the pain :o
But Monopoly is so much fun, I'd hate to blow the game :headscratch:
And I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody
Outside of a small circle of friends. :hugging:

Riding down the highway, yes, my back is getting stiff :shock:
Thirteen cars are piled up, they're hanging on a cliff. :nails:
Maybe we should pull them back with our towing chain 8-)
But we gotta move and we might get sued and it looks like it's gonna rain :dunno:
And I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody :?:
Outside of a small circle of friends. :nails:


Sweating in the ghetto with the (colored/ blacks) and the poor :hell:
The rats have joined the babies who are sleeping on the floor :censored:
Now wouldn't it be a riot if they really blew their tops? :hell:
But they got too much already and besides we got the cops :nwo:
And I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody :?:
Outside of a small circle of friends. :hugging:


Oh there's a dirty paper using sex to make a sale :scary:
The Supreme Court was so upset, they sent him off to jail. :peep:
Maybe we should help the fiend and take away his fine. :think:
But we're busy reading Playboy and the Sunday New York Times :rtft:
And I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody :shock:
Outside of a small circle of friends :hugging:

Smoking marijuana is more fun than drinking beer, :mrgreen:
But a friend of ours was captured and they gave him thirty years :o
Maybe we should raise our voices, ask somebody why :help: :look:
But demonstrations are a drag, besides we're much too high :flop:
And I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody :?:
Outside of a small circle of friends :hugging:

Oh look outside the window, there's a woman being grabbed :nails:
They've dragged her to the bushes and now she's being stabbed :look:
Maybe we should call the cops and try to stop the pain :hell:
But Monopoly is so much fun, I'd hate to blow the game :owned:
And I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody :shock:
Outside of a small circle of friends :hugging:


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Additional verse, 1974 ]
Down in Santiago where they took away our mines
We cut off all their money so they robbed the storehouse blind
Now maybe we should ask some questions,
maybe shed a tearBut I bet you a copper penny, it cannot happen here
And I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody
Outside of a small circle of friends


* This line is often misquoted as follows:
""Maybe we should take a stand and send the fiend a fine""
This compleatly reverses the meaning of the verse and the intent
of the song. However on There and Now - Live in Vancouver 1968,
Phil himself sings it this way, although, this is probably
accidental as he also forgot a portion of the previous verse
in that performance.


It starts out with an incident involving one person (inspired by the Kitty Genovese) she was murdered March 14th, 1964 in NYC, while 38 neighbors looked
on without either helping or calling for the police.

The next verse involves a larger group but can still be rationalized as being of interest to a (relatively) small circle of friends - just not as small as in the first verse.

By the third verse, he has worked his way up to a large segment of the population.

The fourth verse involves rights of the whole country.

The irony in the fifth verse is that it refers to " a friend of ours" but still he says it would not interest anyone outside of a small circle of friends.

The song concludes by repeating the first verse. It reminds us that if we ignore an injustice to one person, then it is easy to ignore more widespread injustices, and soon we are victims, too.

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PostFri Mar 30, 2012 11:46 am » by Allenbarnder


Outside of a Small Circle of Friends" is a song by Phil Ochs, a U.S. protest singer from the 1960s.

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PostFri Mar 30, 2012 2:29 pm » by Spock


Ummmm.

You spelled Circle wrong.

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PostFri Mar 30, 2012 3:43 pm » by pretzellogic


spock wrote:Ummmm.

You spelled Circle wrong.

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allenbarnder wrote:Outside of a Small Circle of Friends" is a song by Phil Ochs, a U.S. protest singer from the 1960s.



thank you, yes I missed putting this in by the time I realized this, It could not edit... :pray:

Spock - sorry!



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