Vol. 41 — A Street Man Named Desire

“It’s the economy, stupid” was a phrase that was uttered by many in the weeks leading up to the 1992 Presidential election. People – just like now – were losing their homes, their jobs, and giving up hope that things would be getting better anytime soon.

 

Just like always, Country Music was there to give reason to those who weren’t finding much. Songs like “Cafe On The Corner” by Sawyer Brown or Joe Diffie’s “Ships That Don’t Come In” spoke about the plight of those caught up in the pinch, but perhaps no song of the era dealt with the times in such a stark manner as the Pirates Of The Mississippi’s sobering number “A Street Man Named Desire.” It’s a reminder that it could happen to any of us…

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