Sam Hinton: Old Man Atom (Talking Atomic Blues) | Song-Factsheet


Song «Old Man Atom (Talking Atomic Blues)» von Sam Hinton.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1950 (Single)
Label: ABC-Eagle ABC 230
Songwriter Vernon Partlaw
Genre: Folk - Urbanfolk


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Sam Hinton
Vernon Partlaw


Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini Talking blues: I'm gonna preach you-all a sermon 'bout Old Man Atom, that's me I don't mean the Adam in the Bible datum I don't mean the Adam that Mother Eve elated I mean that thing that science liberated The thing that Einstein says he's scared of And when Einstein's scared, brother, you'd better be scared If you're scared of the atom here's what’s you gotta do You gotta gather all the people in the world with you ‘Cause if you don't get together and do it Well, first thing you know I'm gonna blow this world plum two Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini Now life used to be such a simple joy My cyclotron was just a super toy And folks got born, they'd work and marry And "atom" was a word in the dictionary And then it happened! The science boys, from every clime They all pitched in with overtime And before they knew it, the thing was done And they'd hitched up the power of the gol-dern sun And put a harness on Old Sol Splittin' atoms, while the diplomats was splittin' hairs Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini But the atom's here, in spite of hysteria Flourishes in Utah, as well as Siberia And whether you're a black, white, red or brown The question is this, when you boil it down: To be or not to be! That's the question! The answer to it all ain't military datum Like who gets there firstest with the mostest atoms," No, the people of the world must decide their fate They gotta get together or disintegrate I hold this truth to be self-evident That all men may be cremated equal! Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini Yes, it's up to the people, ‘cause the atoms don't care You can't fence me in, I'm just like air I don't give a hoot about any politics Or who got what into whichever fix All I want to do is sit around and have my nucleus bombarded by neutrons Now the moral is this, just as plain as day That Old Man Atom is here to stay I'm gonna stick around, and that's for true But, ah, my dearly beloved, are you? So listen, folks, here is my thesis: "Peace in the world, or the world in pieces!"