The Writing on the Wall
“The Writing on the Wall says Life’s a bitch Ain’t enough food Eat the rich.” May feel ripped from the headlines. But that’s the great thing about Michael on Fire. He speaks to the timeless human condition, not the moment.
I hope that sooner or later the human race evolves past class struggle, but in twenty years, Eat the Rich is probably still going to feel like today, just like “Whatever Happened America” or “Intelligence Ain’t What it Used to Be.” And that’s what gives his songs such power and such staying power.
And this song has power – “Eat the Rich” is not a suggestion, but an eyewitness reporting on the depths of heartbreak, the frustration, the anger of the people. It is sad and strong and superb and the video sinks in every word.
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