Leonard Cohen - "Passing Through," Live Songs: Cohen strolls through time and encounters historical figures. He's got a question for Jesus, Adam, George Washington, and Franklin Roosevelt.
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Monsters of Folk, "Baby Boomer": This band is Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, and M. Ward. It's a folk-like knee slapper like the Cohen song above. This tune is also about history - or more like who wrote history.
The Rolling Stones, A rare mix of "Gimmie Shelter" The folks at Wax FM posted this beauty. Somebody got a hold of the master reels and posted this version of the tune online. It's fun to hear the song broken down but the message is still heavy - war, murder, it's just a shot away.