On "Do It Right (And Set Yourself Free)" he asks us to take a look at ourselves and see what we have become enslaved to. What's the difference between whipping people to prod them to make salt, and invading another country to get us oil reserves for the internal combustion engine that we are all enslaved by? How much of a cost are we willing to make the rest of the world pay for our selfishness?
An empire with blood on its hands will end up paying a high cost in the end state the lyrics of the song. How many Americans have died in Iraq, Afghanistan, and through various attacks targeting them around the world recently? That's only part of the cost to be paid, and who knows how much more it will be when the bill finally comes due.
In Salt Sex Slaves Stace England has created another excellent song cycle about the history of his home state of Illinois, proving again that he has an excellent ear for both music and story telling. However, this time he shows how we have still not learned anything from the lessons of the past. Not only do we continue to make the same mistakes for the same reasons, we now do them on a larger scale with an ever-increasing chance of repercussions increasing in severity as we continue. It's a warning we all would be smart in heeding.
Salt Sex Slaves is not officially on sale until mid November of this year, but you can purchase advance copies through Stace's web site.