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    "Beat Up, Broke Down World" is one of my favorites; kind of a cross between John Lennon's "Imagine", Bob Dylan's "Blowin' In The Wind", and Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land", but with scantily clad beautiful women thrown in to boot! What could be better?

    I recorded it years ago with my friends from The Holland Group, (Motown legends Holland/Dozier/Holland), and it's still just as valid today, maybe more-so. That's Brian's daughter Linda doing the great background vocals.

    Even in the context of HBO/Cinemax's new "Emmanuelle" series, (yes, THAT "Emmanuelle"), and sung by Humpty Dumpty, (post-fall), the song still shines through. Somehow the cheezy, cartoonish video works; you can tell the actors and dancers were genuinely feeling it.

    Hope you feel it too, and if you do, please be sure to "Like" or "Share" the videos on Facebook, Twitter, etc! The links are at the upper right part of the Vimeo screen. Thanks!

    "Beat Up, Broke Down World" is from the musical; "Emmanuelle In Wonderland", one of seven feature-length movies in a series currently on HBO/Cinemax called "Emmanuelle Through Time". This series was recently made by the same production company which created the original classic "Emmanuelle" hit movie in 1974. I wrote the new theme-song and other songs for the current TV series.

    Writer/director Rolfe Kanefsky somehow got the crazy idea to do one of these movies as a musical, so he wrote the plot and script based on 10 of my songs, using the "Alice In Wonderland" story as a vehicle to link the songs together.

    A lot of amazing talents helped out on this one, and it really turned out nicely.
    Hope you enjoy it!

    Lyrics:

    BEAT UP, BROKE DOWN WORLD

    I hear Mother Nature cryin’,
    Like a scared lost little girl,
    Terrified of what we’re doing to her,
    And this beat up, broke down world.
    Somewhere a soldier’s dying,
    For some flag to fly unfurled.
    Why is it so hard to live in peace,
    In this beat up, broke down world.

    Round, round, round,
    This beat up, broke down world,
    Keeps turnin’ round, round, round,
    This beat up, broke down world.

    We’re fooled by advertisers,
    Cigarettes and Jeri Curl,
    ‘Til billboards cover every inch,
    Of this beat up, broke down world.
    We bow down to Big Business,
    As they trample nature’s pearls,
    And sell our children’s birthright,
    To this beat up, broke down world.

    Round, round, round . . .

    They say the darkest hour’s,
    Always just before the dawn.
    ‘Til the daylight brings its power,
    We must keep on keepin’ on.

    Hear the sound of children crying,
    We’re all scared little boys and girls,
    As we march to war, to fight for peace,
    In this beat up, broke down world.
    No time for hesitation,
    As the winds of changes swirl,
    ‘Cause it’s up to us, to fix this busted,
    Beat up, broke down world.

    Round, round, round . . .
    We can turn it around, round, round.
    This beat up, broke down world.

    © 2012 Rick Novak

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