Jackson‐Kent Blues Lyrics - Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller Band Number 5 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1970-7
Genre: Rock Blues
Style: Blues Rock/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 7:19
producer: Ben Sidran
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
I was down in Nashville just payin' my dues
Headed for Ohio when I read the news
'Bout the people demonstrating 'gainst the President's views
Four were shot down by the National Guard troops
Just like Uncle Sam I put on my fighting shoes
School shot down cause there's no more to lose
Now we're headed to D.C. two by twos
Cause those low down, profound, killin' four blues

Lookin' for my Congressman to make it well known
But the politicians already won't answer his telephone
Making in his office while they're shooting kids down at home
Worried about the voters but he won't be worried long

Silent majority still glued to the tube
Say CIA ain't lookin', FBI come unglued
Shot some more in Jackson just to show the world what they can do
While we're marching to D.C. cause there's too much to do

Give peace a chance
Give peace a chance
There's no turnin' back my friend
There's no turnin' back

When the President said that the tear gas is gone
The army's pulled out leavin' blood on the ground
The streets are empty and the crying's died down
You can be President if no one's around
Just like Kow Kow, you've heard it before
Get back gangster, don't you open that door
Space Cowboy's back to tell you the score
Nothing any good is gonna come from a war
Got those low down, profound, killin' four blues

Give peace a chance
Give peace a chance
Give peace a chance

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Good Morning
  • 2 I Love You
  • 3 Going to the Country
  • 4 Hot Chili
  • 5 Tokin’s
  • 6 Going to Mexico
  • 7 Steve Miller’s Midnight Tango
  • 8 Industrial Military Complex Hex
  • 9 Jackson‐Kent Blues
  • 10 Never Kill Another Man