Music Break: Mavis Staples – Wrote a Song for Everyone

February 16, 2019

John Fogerty song.

Damn, How have I never heard this version before?

One of the rare covers that
beats the original.

Met myself a comin’ county welfare line.
I was feelin’ strung out, hung out on the line.
Saw myself a goin’, down to war in June.
All I want, all I want is to write myself a tune.

Wrote a song for ev’ryone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote a song For ev’ryone
And I couldn’t even talk to you.

Got myself arrested, wound me up in jail.
Richmond ’bout to blow up, communication failed.
If you see the answer, now’s the time to say.
All I want, all I want is to get you down and pray.

Wrote a song for ev’ryone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote a song for ev’ryone
And I couldn’t even talk to you.

(guitar solo)

Wrote a song for ev’ryone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote a song for ev’ryone
And I couldn’t even talk to you.

Saw the people standin’ thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it’s diff’rent now, look, it’s just the same.
Pharoahs spin the message, ’round and ’round the truth.
They could have saved a million people, How can I tell you?

Wrote a song for ev’ryone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote a song For ev’ryone
And I couldn’t even talk to you.

(repeat x 2)

Acoustic version with Jeff Tweedy below.

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3 Responses to “Music Break: Mavis Staples – Wrote a Song for Everyone”

  1. davidjkatz Says:

    Thanks. That’s amazing!

  2. Thomas Porter Says:

    Thanks Peter! Very cool. Will you be coming to the Michigan Climate Action Summit next week in Grand Rapids? We are sold out and will have 300 + people there. We’re making progress!!

    Best… Tom

    Thomas S. Porter Co-Founder, Michigan Climate Action Network tporter@umich.edu http://www.miclimateaction.org

    On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 12:47 AM Climate Denial Crock of the Week wrote:

    > greenman3610 posted: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F69RMFUjiQ Damn, > how the hell have I never heard this before? Acoustic version with Jeff > Tweedy below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAfMh_uLxvU” >


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