Cohen and The Spirits
2015
Mark Cohen
Cohen and The Spirits
04/26/2016
Mark Cohen

Story

Plutonium

Words and music Mark Cohen (ASCAP)

(c) 2016 Street Scenes Music (ASCAP)

 

Cohen and The Spirits: Mark Cohen (vocal, guitar); Cliff Hackford (drums); Tony Tino (bass); Jivie (piano and organ); Ira Yuspeh, engineer.  Recorded at M&I Recording Studios, NYC.

Lyrics

               PLUTONIUM

words and music by Mark Cohen (ASCAP)

(c) Street Scenes Music (ASCAP)

They put up reactors without a halt

There's even one sitting on the San Andreas Fault

There are those who call it progress, it's crazy say some

But everyone stays away from Plutonium

 

Cho.: Plutonium will turn you numb

          Plutonium will make you dumb

 

Cause it really is the hot stuff everybody knows

Makes water evaporate, in the dark it glows

A little bit is strong enough to turn a turbine's gears

And it'll be around for 25,000 years

 

Cho.

 

25,000 years, now that sounds insane

25,000 years, where do you complain

But there's no danger say the companies

Just don't think about it none, the safety's guaranteed

 

Cho.

 

Then they'll put out all their studies, bring out all their notes

Talk about statistics and cover us with quotes

But still and all when all is said and done

There may not be an accident but all it takes is one

 

Cho.

Cohen and The Spirits - Mark Cohen and Jivie
06/26/2016
Traditional

Story

I love this song.

Cohen and The Spirits
2015
Mark Cohen
Mark Cohen and The Spirits
2004
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Mark Cohen and The Spirits
2004
Mark Cohen and The Spirits
Cohen and The Spirits - Mark Cohen and Jivie
09/23/2015
Traditional, last verse by Mark Cohen

Story

I recorded this for Gaslight Records (Gaslight Records) last year.  Sam Pethers sent me an email about Gaslight Records and asked if I'd like to record a song for them.  I love what Gaslight Records is, and said, "Yes."  I almost always do originals.  I like them and they're good songs.  But asked to choose a pre-1964 song to keep alive, I thought of If I Had My Way immediately.  It's a song I love, a song I love playing, and a song that tells a story that's been around for ages.  I wrote the final verse in this recording - always felt the song story needed this ending.  

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