Song of the Day, December 21: That’s Enough by Thompson

ThompsonFamilyEnoughToday’s song is a great piece of protest folk from an unexpected family reunion. Teddy Thompson asked all the members of his musical family to contribute a couple of songs to a shared project. He assembled all the pieces, building a remarkably cohesive album that he aptly named Family.

One of the strongest moments is a track written and sung by his father, Richard Thompson. That’s Enough is a straightforward protest song, a call to action for the 99% who “still keep falling for the same old lies.” Richard gets things rolling with an urgent verse, then the whole family joins in for the chorus. It’s a wonderful delivery of a powerful message.

Enjoy this amazing song today, both in its original version and in a stirring live performance.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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