Fixing America In 500 Words Or Less


Chapter 30

GONE WITH THE WIND
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                                  Heard ‘em say, “Get the wetback
                                  Shoot to kill, ask no questions"
                                  Idle hands, swift to mischief
                                  Public patrol, guns a blazin’
                                  From the hills of Mendocino
                                  To fresh groves near Miami
                                  Break our backs where you don’t want to
                                  Tomatoes, grapes, strawberries

                                         Don’t cry ‘bout where I’m goin’
                                         Don’t ask me where I’ve been
                                         Breezes of change are blowin’
                                         Here today, gone with the wind

                                  If all our exploited families
                                  Went on home to Mexico
                                  It'd ruin state economies
                                  In the fields only weeds’d grow
                                  From the dust of Oklahoma
                                  Burnin' desert in Arizona
                                  Sonoma vines of California
                                  Fields of plenty, hands empty

                                         No, don’t cry ‘bout where I’m goin’
                                         Don’t ask me where I’ve been
                                         Breezes of change are blowin’
                                         Here today, gone with the wind

                                  Hey, they call me Woody Guthrie
                                  I went roamin’, an' I went ramblin’
                                  ‘Cross a land made for you and me
                                  Golden valleys, shinin’ ocean
                                  The grapes of wrath are growin’
                                  Here today, gone with the wind
                                  Here today, gone, gone with the wind

                                  You know, the lion an' the lamb
                                  Gonna lay down together in a promised land
                                  An’ the lyin’ leaders of Babylon’s whore
                                  Ain’t gonna study war no more
                                  Gonna bow to the sick an’ poor
                                  Ain’t gonna study war no more *



     * Loosely based on works by Woody Guthrie, Margaret Mitchell, John Steinbeck, Bob Dylan and Isaiah, prophet of Peace and Goodwill.





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