Live On Letterman: Top 10 Socially Conscious Ben Harper Songs (page 4)

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7. “People Lead”

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Taken from Harper’s 1995 album Fight For Your Mind, “People Lead” is a song that encourages active democracy rather than subtle tyranny from self-serving, history re-writing government officials:

So as long as someone else/controls your history/the truth shall remain just a mystery/for you can lead a horse to the water/but you cannot make him drink/you can put a man through school/but you cannot make him think

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