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Album: What Are We Waiting For? (1997)

Songfacts®:

  • This song speaks out against the death penalty and the entire justice system in America. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Gautam - Rockville, MD

Comments: 6

  • Benjamin from Beijing,I think it has to do with corrupt justice and politics anywhere...Although South America does fit with the song more than anywhere else I can think of. The message here is similar to what Ruben Blades puts out, mostly telling stories from different points of view about how politics work in South and Central America. One of his songs that had the biggest impact on me is about how people get "disappeared". Anyway...great song.
  • Benjamin from Beijing,I think it has to do with corrupt justice and politics anywhere...Although South America does fit with the song more than anywhere else I can think of. The message here is similar to what Ruben Blades puts out, mostly telling stories from different points of view about how politics work in South and Central America. One of his songs that had the biggest impact on me is about how people get "disappeared". Anyway...great song.
  • Benjamin from Beijing,I think it has to do with corrupt justice and politics anywhere...Although South America does fit with the song more than anywhere else I can think of. The message here is similar to what Ruben Blades puts out, mostly telling stories from different points of view about how politics work in South and Central America. One of his songs that had the biggest impact on me is about how people get "disappeared". Anyway...great song.
  • Brian from Pittsburgh, PaThe song reminds me very much of the Australian Ned Kelly. The Bushranger who was a folk-criminal-hero character. The entire storyline very much could follow along with his...
  • Catherine from San Antonio, Txadam's right, dumb mistake that needs to be fixed. also, this song has nothing to do with the death penalty in america. it has to do with the corrupt government policies in south america, where braddigan does a lot of charity work. hence the "que le vaya bien"
  • Adam from Dayton, OhThe Album is "Who are we living for?" not what are we waiting for. Comon i'd like to see this fixed
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