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Tuesday, June 27, 2006


This Land Is Your Land

While learning "This Land Is Your Land" for our stint on Alice Radio's 4th of July show, we came across verses that none of us were taught all those years singing the song in grade-school music class. The verses in question are, of course, the political ones. Clearly, it was a total conspiracy to keep third-graders from growing up to fight the man...man. Here they are:

Was a high wall there, that tried to stop me
A sign was painted, private property
But on the back side, it didn't say nothing
That side was made for you and me

When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
In wheat fields waving, and dust clouds rolling
The voices chanting, as the fog was lifting
This land was made for you and me

One sunny morning, in the shadow of the steeple
By the Relief Office, I saw my people
As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering
If this land was made for you and me

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking that freedom highway
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me

P.S. Happy early 4th of July!
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