R.E.O. Speedwagon - "Golden Country" - Live (Gary Richrath's Amazing Guitar Solo)




R.E.O./T.W.O. is the second studio album released by the Illinois-based rock band REO Speedwagon, released in 1972. Under the leadership of guitarist Gary Richrath, this album continued the musical direction set on 1971's REO Speedwagon with Richrath's own compositions carrying the record.


The album introduced Kevin Cronin as vocalist and contributing songwriter to the band, replacing Terry Luttrell. Notable tracks on the album include Richrath’s political “Golden Country” as well as "Like You Do". Both songs, as well as Cronin’s “Music Man”, are frequently part of the band's current setlist.




Lyrics


Golden country your face is so red With all of your money your poor can be fed You strut around and you flirt with disaster Never really carin' just what comes after Well your blacks are dyin' but your back is still turned And your freaks are cryin' but your back is still turned You better stop your hidin' or your country will burn The time has come for you my friend To all this ugliness we must put an end Before we leave we must make a stand

Mortgage people you crawl to your homes Your security lies in your bed of white foam You act concerned but then why turn away When a lady was raped on your doorstep today Well your blacks are cryin' but your back is still turned And your freaks are dyin' but your back is still turned You better stop your hidin' or your country will burn The time has come for you my friend To all this ugliness we must put an end Before we leave we must make a stand, oh yeah

Golden country your face is so red With all of your money your poor can be fed You strut around and you flirt with disaster Never really carin' just what comes after Well your blacks are dyin' but your back is still turned And your freaks are cryin' but your back is still turned You better stop your hidin' or your country will burn The time has come for you my friend To all this ugliness we must put an end Before we leave we must make a stand Before we leave we must make a stand


Songwriters: Gary Richrath Golden Country lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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