Charles Lloyd & The Marvels - Masters Of War (Audio/Live) ft. Lucinda Williams - Video
PUBLISHED: Jan 20, 2017
DESCRIPTION: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels' “Masters of War" feat. Lucinda Williams is available now: https://CharlesLloydUS.lnk.to/MastersOfWarYD
STATEMENT FROM CHARLES LLOYD:
Nations have been throwing rocks at each other for 1000s of years. We go through spells of light and darkness. In my lifetime I have witnessed periods of peace, protest, and uprising, only to be repeated by peace, protest and more uprising. The fact that Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” was written in the early 1960s and not during the last decade, makes it timeless and timely. It breaks my heart to think that there are current generations of young people all over the world who are growing up without knowing of Peace in their lives. The words Dylan wrote are a laser beam on humanity. This line, in particular, has stuck with me for over 5 decades:
“Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul”
The world is a dog’s curly tail – no matter how many times we straighten it out, it keeps curling back. As artists we aspire to console, uplift and inspire. To unite us through sound across boundaries and borders and dissolve lines of demarcation that separate. The beautiful thing is that as human beings, even under the most adverse conditions, we are capable of kindness, compassion and love. Vision and hope. All life is one. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll succeed. We go forward.
Music video by Charles Lloyd & The Marvels performing Masters Of War. (C) 2017 Charles Lloyd Under Exclusive License To Blue Note Records