If you know anything about me, you know that I love everything about Ben Harper. I've seen him in concert more than I care to admit, met him in person and handed him my comics once, used his song "Beloved One" as our wedding song, and gave Lex the middle name of "Harper." (It also means musical and creative)

So when I read the other day that he has a new album coming out on March 21st, I was really excited! Then I read that it's a double album filled with protest songs, I was even more excited! Take a look at the lyrics for BLACK RAIN down below...it's an amazing assault on the Bush administration for their (mis)handing of the entire Katrina fiasco.

you left them swimming for their lives
down in new orleans
can't afford a gallon of gasoline
with your useless degrees and contrary statistics
this government business is straight up sadistic

now you don't fight for us
but expect us to die for you
you have no sympathy for us
but still i cry for you
now you may kill the revolutionary
but the revolution you can never bury

don't speak to us like we work for you
selling false hope like some new dope we're addicted to
i'm not a desperate man but these are desperate times at hand
this generation is beyond your command

and it won't be long
'til the people flood the streets
to take you down
one and all
a black rain is gonna fall

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