David Crosby – What Are Their Names

Throughout the 1970s, using drugs, David Crosby at times may have had trouble remembering his own name. That’s the title of the album from which this 1971 song comes: If Only I Could Remember My Name. To assist him, Crosby had the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and others play with him to craft a unique pyschedelic, jazzy gospel hybrid about who the leaders really are.

I wonder who they are
The men who really run this land
And I wonder why they run it
With such a thoughtless hand

Crosby thinks that working for peace should be the default position of these politicians.

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