Posted On: Saturday - June 11th 2022 7:51PM MST
In Topics:   Music
Make that the anything-but-roaring '20s instead. That's 40 years of Borrowed Time that has passed since Dennis DeYoung warned us about the 1980s at the beginning of this Styx song. Well, the band was one of many who liked long introductions back then, so there is 50 seconds of mellow keyboards, then another 30 seconds of hard-rock intro first...
According to DeYoung, the theme of the song is "America in trouble." News Record writer Rex Rutkoski said that the song "examines an America living on "Borrowed Time", wearing blinders to the possibility of its own decline.Yeah, OK, like Paul Simon, Neil Young, and Merle Haggard, with 3 great old songs, sometimes you're just 40 or 50 years early with your prescience. As Yogi Berra said ...
I guess we have used that borrowed time up. Now we owe principal, interest, and penalties.
Borrowed Time was from this keyboard-oriented rock band's 1979 album Cornerstone*, but the song was on the record charts in April of '80. It's not really one of their better songs, but Peak Stupidity has others we'll put up and a couple here already (will link to 'em later).
Dennis DeYoung - lead vocals, keyboards.
Tommy Shaw - lead guitar, backing vocals.
James Young - rhythm guitar, backing vocals.
Chuck Panozzo - bass guitar.
John Panozzo - drums, percussion.
We'll get that Georgia Guidestones post in (speaking of those*), and now posts are building up left and right for next week. They'll be more on the acceleration of immigration stupidity, the real reasons behind it, IMO, probably more Kung Flu stupidity, and more. Have a happy Sunday, Peakers! Thank you all for reading and writing.
* Not related to the Georgia Guidestones, I reckon. These guys were from Chicago. What would they know about them?