Go have a listen to Eddie Vedder’s rendition of Masters of War at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert.
You ain’t worth the blood that runs in your veins
Even Jesus would never forgive what you do
All the money you made will never buy back your soul
Ouch! It might not be the most popular protest song of all time, but it’s got to be the angriest, and Vedder’s performance is spellbinding.
Is that kind of anger still out there and I just can’t find it? Don’t we have a few things to protest about? The world don’t look too perfect to me, man. Why aren’t we, like we used to say, telling it like it is?