“That Empathetic Man”

 
       
 
May 10, 2018, 01:27 AM

Got a new tune….and it’s nice to be back. All thoughts are welcome and first impressions are most appreciated!
Thanks in advanced…...Tom

“That Empathetic Man”
Words & Music by Tom Tognaci

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Could I walk a hundred miles, on the soles of broken shoes?
Could I lose everything I ever had to lose?
Could I sleep aside a road?
Could I dream shivering cold?
Could I be that homeless face, rung out and old?

I once was known as a man who gave a damn
The kind of guy who would strive to understand
But as this Country now bemoans
White guilt and comfort zones
It’s getting hard to be that empathetic man

~ Instrumental~

Yea, I once was known as a man who gave a damn
The kind of guy who would strive to understand
But using kids to lite the fuse
On the bombs thrown by fake news
Yea, it’s getting hard to be that empathetic man

Would I stand, could I face, those hateful hearts of stone?
Could I practice what I preach when I stand alone?
Could I kick the man that’s down?
Or, would I help him off the ground?
Would I show mercy when the tables turn around?

Yea, I once was known as a man who gave a damn
The kind of guy who would strive to understand
But, berate this great Country,
With a finger and a knee
You aren’t going to find that empathetic man

 
     
Tom Tognaci 2 Joined Sep 26, 2006
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May 10, 2018, 09:39 AM

Great song. It won’t surprise you that I disagree with almost everything in it, especially the fake news myth and the part about protesting kids being “used,” as if they couldn’t think for themselves (that bit I find offensive). But that doesn’t stop it being a good song and you put it across really well. I always love your voice. Our fiddler, Beau Strokes, has started playing it constantly on the radio in his truck. It’s the only thing that works in his truck, which hasn’t moved from outside his trailer since 1998. He calls it his music room.

If I enjoyed this song, I think those who hold similar opinions will enjoy it even more. Good one!

 
     
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Gavin Sinclair Joined Dec 02, 2014
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May 11, 2018, 12:46 AM
Gavin Sinclair - 10 May 2018 09:39 AM

Great song. It won’t surprise you that I disagree with almost everything in it, especially the fake news myth and the part about protesting kids being “used,” as if they couldn’t think for themselves (that bit I find offensive). But that doesn’t stop it being a good song and you put it across really well. I always love your voice. Our fiddler, Beau Strokes, has started playing it constantly on the radio in his truck. It’s the only thing that works in his truck, which hasn’t moved from outside his trailer since 1998. He calls it his music room.

If I enjoyed this song, I think those who hold similar opinions will enjoy it even more. Good one!

Thanks Gavin for the empathetic review…..and for taking the time.

But….what do you mean by “myth” ??
                                          ;-)-Tom

Tell Beau that I’ll pay him half as much as you do, but he’ll be much happier!!

 
     
Tom Tognaci 2 Joined Sep 26, 2006
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