Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tweet to Believe

If I listened long enough to you
I'd find a way 
To believe that it's all true
Knowing that you lied
While I cried
Still I look to find a reason to believe 

Tim Harden wrote and recorded "Reason To Believe" in 1965. It was an immediate standard with Jackie DeShannon, Cher, Scott McKenzie, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Darin, the Youngbloods, Peter, Paul & Mary and Glen Campbell among the many artists covering the song in the first three years after Harden had.

In the years since, it's been recorded by Rickie Lee Jones, Neil Young, Wilson Phillips, Lynn Anderson, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, Andy Williams, Vonda Shepard, Billy Bragg and the Carpenters.

We thought of the song when we thought of Barack Obama pimping for Wal-Mart last week ("knowing that you lied") and we thought of it again when we saw this Tweet by Robert Greenwald.

  • RT Walmart and Waltons receive tax breaks of more than $7.8 billion a year – enough to hire 105,000 public school teachers.

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