Coverafbeelding Tim Hardin - Simple Song Of Freedom
  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   15 piekpositie
  •   108 punten
  •   1970

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   23-12-1941
Land   Verenigde Staten

Tim Hardin werd geboren in Eugene, Los Angeles op 23 december 1941 en was een Amerikaanse folkzanger die vooral in de jaren zestig opviel door zijn optreden op het Woodstock-festival en zijn bijdragen in de fameuze folkscene van Greenwich Village.

In 1966 kwam uiteindelijk zijn eerste album Tim Hardin 1 uit bij Verve Records. Het album bevatte onder andere het nummer Reason to Believe, dat later de doorbraak van Brainbox en Rod Stewart zou betekenen. Ook de klassieker How Can We Hang On to a Dream? komt van dat album.



In 1967 werd Tim Hardin 2 uitgebracht. Dit album bevat onder andere de hit If I Were A Carpenter, dat inmiddels al was uitgebracht in versies van onder anderen Johnny Cash, The Four Tops, Neil Diamond en Bobby Darin. Nog zeven albums en diverse legendarische optredens, onder andere op Woodstock, volgden. Al in 1966 was duidelijk dat Hardin verslaafd was aan heroïne. In 1973 verscheen het album Tim Hardin 9. De zanger was op dat moment al vrijwel niet meer te redden. In 1980 overleed Hardin in Los Angeles aan een overdosis heroïne en morfine. Hij werd begraven in de Twin Oaks Cemetery in Turner in de staat Oregon.

Songtekst

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war.

Hey there, Mister Black Man can you hear me?
I don't want your diamonds or your game
I just want to be someone known to you as me
And I will bet my life you want the same

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war.

Seven hundred million are you listening?
Most of what you read is made of lies
But speaking one to one, ain't it everybody's sun
To wake to in the morning when we rise?

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war.

Brother Solzhenitsyn, are you busy?
If not, won't you drop this friend a line?
And tell me if the man, who is plowing up your land
Has got the war machine upon his mind?

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war.

No doubt some folks enjoy doing battle
Like presidents, Prime ministers and kings
So let's all build them shelves where they can fight among themselves
And leave the people be who love to sing.

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war.

Let it fill the air, tell the people everywhere
We, the people, here don't want a war...

Songinformatie

ArtiestTim Hardin
 A-kant
Titel Tim Hardin
Lengte 3:49
Componist(en) B. Darin
Producer(s) Gary Klein
 B-kant
Titel Question Of Birth
Lengte 3:22
Componist(en) T. Hardin
Producer(s) Gary Klein
 
Platenlabel CBS
Catalogusnr 4441
Album The Best Of Tim Hardin / Simple Song Of Freedom

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