This week Jim gave us the prompts of seasoning prompts Cinnamon/Mint/Parsley/Pepper/Rosemary/Sage/Salt/Thyme for #SLS. Prior to writing my post I wanted to see if anyone else had posted a song called Cinnamon Girl, I did notice that the only deadhead in the hameau and Fandango over at This, That, and the Other posted the song by Neil Young.
I have chose a different route with Prince’s song that I feel is very apropos for all the racial unrest going on in the United States due to the death of Houston Native, George Floyd by excessive force of the Minneapolis Police Officer and his colleagues that stood by and allowed it to continue.
While this song is about a Holy War, it is still relevant to our current situation of racially charged violence that our current president seems to enjoy stoking.
Please enjoy Cinnamon Girl by Prince from his Musicality album. That’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!
As war drums beat in Babylon
Cinnamon girl starts to pray
I’ve never heard a prayer like this 1
Never before that day
Tearful words of love for people she had never met before
Asking God to grant them mercy in this face of a holy war
Cinnamon Girl of mixed heritage
Never knew the meaning of color lines
Nine one one turned that all around
When she got accused of this crime
So began the mass illusion, war on terror alibi
What’s the use when the god of confusion keeps on telling the same lie?
Cinnamon GirlDon’t cry,
Don’t shed no tears
1 night won’t make us feel
Cause we know how this movie’s ending
lAs war drums beat in Babylon
And scorch the blood red sky
Militants bomb the foreign gun
Both sides truly die
Cinnamon girl opens the book she knows will settle all the scoresThen she prays after the war that there will not be anymore
Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Prince Rogers Nelson
Cinnamon Girl lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group