“Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are no rich no more…

black and white, rich or poor, them and us, we’ll stop the war!”

sonq guote from Ten Years After’s 1971 recording “I’d Love to Change the World”

Feature Photo: Nick Fewings.

Photographer statement: I was working in London and came across this homeless man on the street. As I went to take this photograph to raise the plight of the homeless, his dog looked right at me with such sorrowful eyes. It was then that I noticed the larger dog, curled up beside him. I went to a local store, bought two cans of dog food and him a hot roll and drink from a café. Since then, each year, rather than buying Christmas cards for family and friends, I always donate enough money to give a homeless person a shower, clothes and cooked meal and a place to stay on Christmas Day, via the UK charity, Crisis.


 

“I’d Love To Change The World”

Every where is freaks and hairies, dykes and fairies
Tell me where is sanity?
Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are no rich no more
I’d love to change the world – but I don’t know what to do
So I’ll leave it up to you
Population – keeps on breeding, nation bleeding,
Still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny, bees make honey
Who needs money? Monopoly!
I’d love to change the world – but I don’t know what to do
So I’ll leave it up to you… Oh yeah
World pollution, there’s no solution, institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor, them and us
We’ll stop the war!
I’d love to change the world – but I don’t know what to do
So I’ll leave it up to you… It’s called luck

 

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