What About Me Lyrics

Quicksilver Messenger Service


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , CARLIN AMERICA INC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Dino Valenti
album: Track 1 in album What About Me
release date: 1970-12
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:46

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Quicksilver Messenger Service What About Me cover art
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You poisoned my sweet water.
You cut down my green trees.
The food you fed my children
Was the cause of their disease.

My world is slowly fallin' down
And the airs not good to breathe.
And those of us who care enough,
We have to do something.......

[Chorus]
Oh... oh What you gonna do about me?
Oh... oh What you gonna do about me?

Your newspapers,
They just put you on.
They never tell you
The whole story.

They just put your
Young ideas down.
I was wonderin' could this be the end
Of your pride and glory?

[Chorus]

I work in your factory.
I study in your schools.
I fill your penitentiaries.
And your military too!

And I feel the future trembling,
As the word is passed around.
"If you stand up for what you do believe,
Be prepared to be shot down."

[Chorus]

And I feel like a stranger
In the land where I was born
And I live like an outlaw.
An' I'm always on the run...

An I'm always getting busted
And I got to take a stand....
I believe the revolution
Must be mighty close at hand...

[Chorus]

I smoke marijuana
But I can't get behind your wars.
And most of what I do believe
Is against most of your laws

I'm a fugitive from injustice
But I'm goin' to be free.
Cause your rules and regulations
They don't do the thing for me

[Chorus]

And I feel like a stranger
In the land where I was born
And I live just like an outlaw.
An' I'm always on the run.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 What About Me
  • 2 Local Color
  • 3 Baby Baby
  • 4 Won't Kill Me
  • 5 Long Haired Lady
  • 6 Subway
  • 7 Spindrifter
  • 8 Good Old Rock and Roll
  • 9 All in My Mind
  • 10 Call on Me