From:   Robert Christ <rjc53@cornell.edu>
Sent time:   Monday, October 17, 2011 2:08:24 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] this land is your land
 

I'd like to throw this one into the mix:

What America do I live in if not this one?
What do they think they’re exporting? It’s not me.
This land is my land, where ever I stand
only that money belongs to thee.

The riot of history, and our history of riots
the life you've strangled out of the word 'free.'
Liberty ain't an airport in Newark
and towers don't need to be free.
You’ve dropped the 'e' in equality
something nice in a high end catalogue
never sent to the likes of me.
This land is my land, where ever I stand.
What god has made let no man lease. 

Let no man lease.

Some of the phrases in that rhetoric you're stuttering
must mean the opposite to you than it does to me.
Yeah being scared and confused is a part of freedom
is that what you wanted me to get out of that speech?
Is there another America than the one I live in?

Then why do I get their TV?
This land is my land,

and you should understand that when you say 'We'.

Oh say can you see
that the America you live in is not this one
you don't protect or represent me.
This land is my land

but from where I stand

outside the gated communities

I can see there is another America than the one I live in
and what they're exporting is me
this land is my land

where ever I stand…
see you in the funny papers

from a penitentiary.

This land is my land where ever I stand outside the gated communities

This land is my land I mean goddamn outside the gated communities

This land is my land where I stand outside the gated communities

This land is my land and I mean goddamn you're embarrassing me.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQqZQj2ag5o


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