Nina Simone: 'Baltimore'



I kicked this up a notch earlier in the week with some added news footage that gives it a more poignant quality. Worth a look: Baltimore - Randy Newman with News Video

And they hide their faces
And they hide their eyes
‘cause the city’s dyin’
And they don’t know why

The city started going bad after the riots, of course, just like Detroit. Wait, were there riots in Baltimore before 1978?

  1. Find a date when you think the city started declining.
  2. Find the nearest preceding uprising.
  3. Assume causality.

Easy to make events fit into your preferred narrative.

Not to be confused with Tori Amos’s entry for a song contest when she was 16.

“Working hand in hand
to make this place a better land…”

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