“We can’t afford to be innocent: Stand up and face the enemy…”

pat_benatar_invincibleLast night (September 7, 2016) on the Caravan to Midnight, John B. Wells offered us a peculiar trip down memory lane that eerily echoed the times we are now living by playing a 30-year old song by Pat Benatar, Invincible. I was not a fan of Benatar at the time (yes, I am that old), but I instantly recognized her unmistakable soprano voice. Theme song for the 1985 movie The Legend of Billie Jean, Invincible was a huge hit back then, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart on September 14th, 1985.

I invite you to read these strangely prophetic lyrics written by Holly Knight, and ponder for yourself as to how they relate to our troubled times, for “The times they are a-changin…

Music video of Pat Benatar performing Invincible embedded below.

Henri Thibodeau  RiderInBlack Henri’s Web Space


“Invincible”

pat-benatar-invincible

What are we waiting for?

This bloody road remains a mystery
This sudden darkness fills the air
What are we waiting for?
Won’t anybody help us?
What are we waiting for?

We can’t afford to be innocent
Stand up and face the enemy
It’s a do or die situation
We will be invincible.

This shattered dream you cannot justify
We’re gonna scream until we’re satisfied
What are we running for?
We’ve got the right to be angry
What are we running for,
When there’s nowhere we can run to anymore?

We can’t afford to be innocent
Stand up and face the enemy
It’s a do or die situation
We will be invincible
And with the power of conviction
There is no sacrifice
It’s a do or die situation
We will be invincible

Won’t anybody help us?
What are we running for,
When there’s nowhere, nowhere we can run to anymore?

We can’t afford to be innocent
Stand up and face the enemy
It’s a do or die situation
We will be invincible

And with the power of conviction
There is no sacrifice
It’s a do or die situation
We will be invincible

We can’t afford to be innocent
Stand up and face the enemy.
It’s a do or die situation
We will be invincible.

We can’t afford to be innocent
Stand up and face the enemy
It’s a do or die situation
We will be invincible

Invincible lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, MUSIC & MEDIA INT’L, INC.

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