How can you resist the allure of a political, 12-minute single, especially one that begins with the lyric “Is it love that you’re after?” and then follows it up with the cryptic, “Don’t do to me what you did to America.” The only way I can describe the experience of listening to this track is religious because like religion it cleanses and inspires, but it also requires effort to see any results. After a fairly routine start, the song shifts through a whole gamut of emotions – yearning, hope, rage – until finally, it settles into an ambient section lasting over 5 minutes. All to the image of a giant, billowing American flag. Is it peace we have found? Or something more sinister? I would imagine, like the upcoming election, it all depends on who comes out on top.



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