A couple of my good music friends, Al Day and Randy Lee and I wrote this a while ago because we wanted to say something about George Pullman’s grave down at Graceland Cemetery. Here was how it looked the day I took a collection of Roosevelt Students to Graceland to see where some of Chicago’s biggest names ended up.
Me and my class at Graceland ages ago. Something I will never forget.
This visit inspired me and the song was the result. I have always liked it. So it came to me after I watched what was happening in Ukraine for a couple of weeks that this song, intended for the ghost of George Pullman, can apply just as well to a more modern figure. I’m thinking of Vladimir Putin here, because I think it’s what he deserves for murdering so many innocent people in Ukraine.
It’s not to make you happy. It’s to make you think.