Monday, November 14, 2016

“Scared for the Children” by Jeff Beck – A Song Review

     Jeff Beck is making an effort to depart from the “guitar nerd” designation. His poignant song “Scared for the Children” reflects the transition. Lyrically, the track is a concern for the priorities of the younger generation and the consequences of the priorities of the older generation. Instrumentally, the track can be considered a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Jeff Beck openly acknowledges the similarities to “Angel” by Hendrix.

     Indie Obsessive thanks Clark G. for alerting us to “Scared for the Children.” The contributors to the song include:
  • Vocals: Rosie Bones
  • Bass: Giovanni Pallotti
  • Drums: Davide Sollazzi
  • Lead Guitar, Producer: Jeff Beck
  • Producer: Filippo Cimatti
  • Rhythm Guitar: Carmen Vandenberg
  • Composer: Carmen Vandenberg, Jeff Beck, and Rosie Bones



Lyrics of “Scared for the Children” by Jeff Beck
Billy skipped school again
Looking like a fool again
What a little waste for a taste of a big boy’s life
I'm scared for the children

Computer screens and magazines
Manufactured hopes and dreams
Playing in a concrete box
‘Cause mother's got her shows to watch
I'm scared for the children

This is the end of the age of the innocent
One more game before they go
This is the end of the age of the innocent
What will we leave them with?
Suppose we'll never know

Processed greens and man-made meat
Running out of things to eat
Little boys having way too much fun playing with a big boy’s gun
I'm scared for the children

And on the day the last bird dies
There won't be a drop from their big square eyes
An old man with his eyes just like glass
Kisses the last blade of grass
I'm scared for the children

This is the end of the age of the innocent
One more game before they go
This is the end of the age of the innocent
What will we leave them with?
Suppose we'll never know

Instrumental Interlude
[Then, repeat the chorus.]

No respect for anyone
Why would they after what we done?
What an example we have set,
What a planet we have left
Let's be there for these children

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