During the open mic portion of a town hall meeting hosted by the Presidential Oil Spill Commission, Drew Landry, a Louisiana native, took out his guitar and sang a pretty amazing song that perfectly wrapped up the problems facing the people of the Gulf of Mexico. He followed it up with some insightful comments and suggestions. Someone buy that guy a beer (and give him a job).
grew up on the southern shore Louisiana now there ain't no more kickin mud off up a crawfish hole barefooted with a fishin pole
make a living with my own two hands hell it's part of being who I am
went to workin in the oil fields that's the only way to pay our bills
and if I'm lucky I can have a son take him hunting like his daddy done
get him workin on a shrimpin boat up and down the Gulf of Mexico
eleven dead out on a deep sea rig doin what it is they had to live
oil bleeding from a gaping hole up and down the Gulf of Mexico
Morgan City down to Mobile Bay Pascagula down to FLA
still I'm stuck out here for 7 more watching everything turn black offshore
and brother even if they cap the well hell it's just another oil spill
our way of life won't be around no more and all I wanted was to go back home.
little brother he ain't feeling well, what you spraying on that oil spill
how many of us gonna lose our lives before the people get to work on time
kickin mud up off a crawfish hole barefooted with a fishing pole
goin back into the oil fields that's the only way to pay our bills...