Nightmare of New Orleans - Lyrics & Comments by Vic Sadot

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11 Oct 2010, 1:27

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"Nightmare of New Orleans" was written by Vic Sadot as a Cajun blues song about a year after Hurricane Katrina devasated New Orleans. The song is about the criminally negligent response to Hurricane Katrina before, during, and after that catastrophe. There were grave warnings of possible disaster for New Orleans in the Times Picayune and National Geographic in the year before the tragic and deadly event. For many Americans, the militarization of the rescue mission was one of the most disconcerting aspects of the Bush-Cheney regime's response to the flooding. FEMA even hired mercenaries from Blackwater to "restore order".



Films such as "When the Levees Broke", "Trouble the Water", and "The Big Uneasy" reveal the pathetic and inhumane character of the emergency response. "The Big Uneasy" gives a forum to whistleblowers and community people who are not adequately covered by the corporate mainstream press these days. After watching "The Big Uneasy" by Harry Shearer in September 2010, Vic Sadot created a music video of his song.



MUSIC VIDEO OF "NIGHTMARE OF NEW ORLEANS" AT YOU TUBE
Vic Sadot YouTube Music Video for Nightmare of New Orleans

Nightmare of New Orleans - Lyrics & Comments by Vic Sadot

Do you know what the French word “cauchemar” means?
It’s a “nightmare” like right there in New Orleans!
When they let the levees sink in disrepair
The warnings were shrill, but they still didn’t care
Yes, Bush cut the budget… Sent the money to war
Now the great “Crescent City”… has death at her door



Well, Bush is a Nero fiddlin’ kind of guy
He flew over the city in a plane in the sky
The next day he’s back on vacation again’
Playing golf with his corporate empire friends
It’s “criminal negligence”, leaving people to die!
Now the mighty “Big Easy”’s left wondering why…



Est-ce que vous connaissez “nightmare” en anglais?
C’est la Nouvelle Orleans completement sinistree!
C’est criminelle de laisser les gens la mourir
De ne pas les fournir les miens a partir
Une tempete sauvage d’eau et de vent
C’est le cauchemar de…la Nouvelle Orleans



The “Free Market” way to evacuate New Orleans
Was to issue an order without providing the means
For the poor to get out…There was simply no way!
Hard winds and high waters came crashing that day!
Now I see what that singer was trying to say
When he said that “they’re trying to wash us away”



Do you know what the French word “cauchemar” means?
It’s a “nightmare” like right there in New Orleans!
When they let the levees sink in disrepair
The warnings were shrill, but they still didn’t care
Yes, Bush cut the budget… Sent the money to war
Now the great “Crescent City”…will never be like before



Est-ce que vous connaissez “nightmare” en anglais?
C’est la Nouvelle Orleans completement sinistree!
C’est criminelle de laisser les gens la mourir
De ne pas les fournir les miens a partir
Un enfer predit pour les plus indigents
C’est le cauchemar de… la Nouvelle Orleans




Copyright September 3, 2005 Victor Rene Sadot/BMI/Orbian Love Music

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  • melesana

    Thanks for the notice, Vic. Interesting to hear the changes in your voice after a few years. - Meg

    11 Oct 2010, 5:17
  • brashley46

    Thanks, Vic. Compelling.

    11 Oct 2010, 6:31
  • wildwoodflwr

    Great post Vic, and important. I sent you my video on youtube, sort of relates. Thanks. Peace. Nancy

    14 Oct 2010, 13:00
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