Who Sang 8500 Years? Shawn Phillips

Shawn Phillips Collaboration cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 2:30
For 8500 years it's churning
The wheels of gore have not stopped turning
Are we gonna have another century of war?

The force on both sides doesn't balance
The fear of each it keeps away alliance
To terrible sounds of suffering at the door

Flagrant conflicts of conceptions
The art is gone of kind exception
Have we gone insane
Do we really want to cry for more?

If a man wants to live in country splendor
In God's creation green and tender
Who are you to tell him you think that that's a bore?

Any man can do whatever he wishes
Life is sacrosanct is the only ism
We're telling you to stop before you get to war
Any man can do whatever he wishes
Life is sacrosanct is the only ism
We're telling you to stop before you get to war

Any man can do whatever he wishes
Life is sacrosanct is the only ism
We're telling you to stop before you get to war

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Us We Are
  • 2 Burning Fingers
  • 3 Moonshine
  • 4 For Her
  • 5 What's Happenin' Jim
  • 6 Armed
  • 7 Spaceman
  • 8 Times of a Madman, Trials of a Thief
  • 9 8500 Years
  • 10 The Only Logical Conclusion
  • 11 Coming Down Soft and Easy
  • 12 Springwind