Song of the Day, December 21: That’s Enough by Thompson
December 21, 2015 Leave a comment
Today’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.