Listening to "Spirits in the Material World"

Got my record player hooked back up. The first album I randomly selected to listen to was The Police’s Ghost in the Machine. The first song Spirits in the Material World strikes a cord with me. Here are the lyrics.

There is no political solution
To our troubled evolution
Have no faith in constitution
There is no bloody revolution

We are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world

Our so-called leaders speak
With words they try to jail you
The subjugate the meek
But its the rhetoric of failure
We are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world

Where does the answer lie?
Living from day to day
If its something we cant buy
There must be another way

We are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world

This whole record is pretty socially conscious. Reggae overtones through out. Reggatta de Blanc (White Reggae) of some quality for sure. “One world is enough – for all of us!”

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