Patrick Dodd and Small Revolutions

Patrick Dodd and Small Revolutions

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Solo performances by songwriter Patrick Dodd, acoustic duos or trios, or a full band sound w/Small Revolutions, in any manifestation you will enjoy the musical sounds of resistance that is the product of controversial songwriter Patrick Dodd and friends.

Biography

Songwriter Patrick Dodd has followed in the footsteps of the old folk writers, but with a contemporary eclectic style. Folk, funk, folk/rock, rock, bluegrass, blues... Patrick is not confined by one genre. His lyrics are well-crafted and often rise to the level of Dylan, while his heart stays grounded in the struggles for justice. Patrick's music educates, empowers, and inspires. But, Patrick’s music is not for clear channel. If you want mainstream music, look elsewhere. Patrick’s music is well crafted, but controversial. Patrick does not pull punches when swinging the sward of truth. A sticker on Woodie’s guitar read, “this machine kills fascists"; an officer of the law once told Patrick, “Son I do not want to arrest you, but I have to arrest that guitar,” Guess Woodie was right. Music can kill fascists, if we only allow the poets their voice. Enjoy well crafted musical sounds of resistance.

Lyrics

No Room For Ceasars

Written By: Patrick Dodd

No Room For Caesars’

They had laid the breath of life
Upon the burning alter
Yet still they found the fruit bittersweet
God looked down from heaven
And She cried are you surprised
When all you lay is blood here at my feet
You thought that you were able
To read me through your fable
So you killed across my garden in my name
And in your quest for liberty
You sent a billion souls to me
But tyrants I will always judge the same

And when the winds of Empire
Have blown you to the grave
Should I open up my arms to you
Are you worthy to be saved
My heavens filled with children
You killed along the way
I have no room for Caesars
This is judgment day

You mouthed your empty platitudes
And hid your bloody hands
While the garden I had given you
Turned to barren land
The innocent among you
You crushed beneath your heels
And you want me to love you
Though I swear you’re made of steel
Your kings and Caesars chased their greed
While my planet cried in need
And in your arrogance you told me
That you knew my plan
But I am just a mystery
You wrote out of your history
A matriarchal circle
You will never understand

And when the winds of Empire
Have blown you to the grave
Should I open up my arms to you
Are you worthy to be saved
My heavens filled with children
You killed along the way
I have no room for Caesars
This is judgment day

And when they bury Caesar
In his robes of silk and lace
He will stand in regal innocence
Demanding final grace
I’ll be in no mood to bargain
He had every chance you see
To break the chains that he must wear
Through all eternity

And when the winds of Empire
Have blown you to the grave
Should I open up my arms to you
Are you worthy to be saved
My heavens filled with children
You killed along the way
I have no room for Caesars
This is judgment day

Jesuits Lament

Written By: Patrick Dodd

Jesuits Lament

I chanced to meet a priest
He was drunk on holy water,
said there are some things you ought to know
He said the world is spinning down
There really ain’t much common ground
Hells the only place that’s left to go
We kept denying trouble
Till we got trapped in the rubble
Knowing there ain’t a promise we can keep
You know that you are surrounded
And tonight you will be hounded
By the wolves that you hear crying for your sheep

Chorus;
And it’s all about the promises
That we can’t keep
It’s all about a mountain grown to high
It’s all about the promises
That we can’t keep
But don’t you worry about no by and by
No don’t you fret no by and by

The dragons in the desert
The sand it is on fire
The flames they just go higher every night
His talons rip the tortured ground
The earth emits a mournful sound
Still they try to tell us that it’s right
The dragon has a thousand eyes
And so they tell a thousand lies
tell us that the dragon will stay tame
Some day the dragon will come home
And we will face him all alone
With nothing left to shield us but our shame

Chorus

So go and find your flock my friend
And do your best to shelter them
Though you know you face a bitter fight
The dragon is a hungry beast
Your war with him will never cease
Still you know you must do what is right

Chorus:
It’s all about the promises that we must keep
No matter if the mountain gets too high
It’s all about the promises that we must keep
Don’t you worry about no sweet by and by
Don’t fret yourself about no sweet by and by

Repeat chorus and out

Discography

CDS
War Crimes
Crimes Against the State
Tapes
Soil of Desperation
Up in Arms
It's Hard to Tell Where the Song Started

Works in progress
High Crimes and Misdomeaners
Civil Dee (musicial)

Set List

War Eagle
No Room for Caesars
Jesuit Lament
In A Sane World
Final Stroke
Sacred Groves
Anti-Corporate Rant
God Looks Down
Who Gives A damn?
Prayer from the Rubble
Was it a Lie?

I am open on length of sets. Gen, 1 hour solo, or up to 2 hours w/band. I have enough music to play for three hours solo or more.