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  1. No Change

From the recording Imperfection - The Album

It was a shock to see white supremacists in August 2017 marching in Charlottesville Virginia and chanting Nazi slogans such as “Blood and Soil” and “Jews will not replace us.” Sadly, it raises the question: has there been “No Change” from the 1920s and 30s days of KKK cross burnings and associated hatred and violence? Contemporary military marches in North Korea and Russia, complete with goose stepping troops, look like the displays in fascist Italy and Germany in the 1930s. Once again, has there been “No Change?” Is there a connection between a US President saying, “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists,” and a shooter being motivated to kill 28 people in El Paso? Intolerance, hatred and violence are widespread and presumably things will not improve as long as there is “No Change.”

This song was written the day after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton in early August 2019.

Written by Jeff Patch

Lead Vocals: Amanda L. Moss
Background Vocals: Catherine LeBlanc, Susan Thompson, Sherri Chenard, Amanda L. Moss
Electric Guitar: Joseph Bonnell
Acoustic Guitar and Keys: Jeff Patch
Bass: Larry LeBlanc
Drums: James Rooney

Lyrics

© Jeff Patch August 5, 2019

How do you feel at the end of the day?
When you know there’s been no change
Where did the ice go, why are the children, in a cage?
In the light, you’re in the dark, there’s still pain

No Change, No Change, No Change

The machine, feeds on the clean, feeds on the lame
Points to the drag queen, and blames the video game
A call to arms, to lead the charge, and show the way
To light the torch, to burn the cross, to spread the hate

No Change, No Change, No Change

Break, Instrumental Bridge

How did you feel, when you heard the news today,
and read the posts, read the thoughts and prayers?
22 in El Paso, nine dead in Dayton
Did it bring you down, did you cry in vain?

Outro

No Change, No Change, No Change