The Supreme Court ruled yesterday on Arizona’s proposed law which the state claimed was to secure its’ borders and critics said was the beginning of a police state. Let’s hear what the musicians think:
- “Down Below the Borderline” by Little Feat. “She don’t need a gun, she’s an ultimatum.’
- “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin. A north of the border tale of migration. Sing it loudly when the conversation turns to politics or religion. (Or the trendy new diet.)
- “City of Immigrants” by Steve Earle. True for every metropolis except maybe Damascus.
- “Illegal Alien” by Genesis. “Over the border, there lies the promised land.”
- “Icky Thump” by the White Stripes. “Why don’t you kick yourself out, you’re an immigrant too.”
- “On the Border” by the Eagles. Country rock in the international zone.
- “Immigration Man” by Crosby and Nash. “Can I cross your line and pray?”
- “Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)” by Woody Guthrie. Based on a true story.
- “Goin’ to Mexico” by the Steve Miller Band. Self deportation for romance.
- “One World (Not Three)” by the Police. There’s no 3 in team.