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Iris DeMent

Wasteland of the Free (5:15)

In 1996, after two critically-acclaimed CDs ( "Infamous Angel" and the intensely personal "My Life"), Iris DeMent released "The Way I Should", an album containing "Wasteland of the Free", a blunt indictment of the right-wing political and social agenda that she believes dominates in the US. The five-minute song denounces religious and political hypocrisy and corruption, government and corporate attacks on workers' wages,…

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