• I Kill Therefore I Am: Cover of a Phil Ochs Song
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https://soundcloud.com/user-316831637/i-kill-therefore-i-am-2020

This song  was written around 1967 by Phil Ochs. I felt as though a remake was long overdue given the egregious behavior of American police. I am not anti cop. I am anti bad cop and seems the US has an epidemic of bad cops. I think this songs sums things up quite well.

Please share this song and all of Phil's versions.

I Kill Therefore I Am - Words & Melody By Phil Ochs

Meet the king of cowboys, he rides a pale pony
He fights the bad boys brings them to their knees
He patrols the highways from the air
He keeps the country safe from long hair
I am the masculine American man
I kill therefore I am

I don't like the black man, for he doesn't know his place
Take the back of my hand or I'll spray you with my mace
I'm as brave as any man can be
I find my courage through chemistry
I am the masculine American man

I kill therefore I am.
I don't like the students now, they don't have no respect
They don't like to work now, I think I'll wring their necks
They call me pig, although I'm underpaid
I'll show those faggots that I'm not afraid
I am the masculine American man
I kill therefore I am

Farewell to the gangsters we don't need them anymore
We've got the police force, they're the ones who break the law
He's got a gun and he's a hater
He shoots first, he shoots later
I am the masculine American man
I kill therefore I am


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Re: I Kill Therefore I Am: Cover of a Phil Ochs Song
Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 09:11:23
Excellent production, and arrangement here.
Powerful song.
I should revisit Phil Ochs.
I remember liking some of his songs in the midst of a deep Dylan phase.

Yes, sadly the song is very fitting to recent times.
In many ways Things havenít changed all too much. Iím pessimistic.

Thanks for posting.
Good work.


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Re: I Kill Therefore I Am: Cover of a Phil Ochs Song
Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 19:37:51
Excellent production, and arrangement here.
Powerful song.
I should revisit Phil Ochs.
I remember liking some of his songs in the midst of a deep Dylan phase.

Yes, sadly the song is very fitting to recent times.
In many ways Things havenít changed all too much. Iím pessimistic.

Thanks for posting.
Good work.

Phil wrote some beautiful song such as I've Had Her, Pleasures of the Harbor;  Bound for Glory etc..  http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~trent/ochs/lyrics.html



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