ALABAMA lyrics - Roll On

Country Side Of Life

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You can have your buildings And your arithmatic I don't need no crowded streets Or city slicker tricks I just need to be some place Where I can move around Look down at my toes And I can still see the ground. Give me that country side of life Where I can stretch out right Give me the country side (Give me the country side) Give me that country side of life Where I don't get uptight Give me the country side. Goin' down to the fishing pond Where I can throw in the line It dont' matter what fish I catch I only came to rest my mind The only fish you'll get down town Ain't caught with a hook and sinker Put on your brakes, beep beep, Honk your horn look out now Turn on your blinker. Give me that country side of life Where I can stretch out right Give me the country side (Give me the country side) Give me that country side of life Where I don't get uptight Give me the country side. Give me that country side of life Where I don't get uptight Give me the country side... I was born in Georgia town With a lack-a-daisy street A laid back lover just a-playin' games And a-stayin' off of them feet Nobody trying to get on your nerves, Nobody tryin' to get what you've got And just live and let live by the golden rule Now don't it just hit the spot Give me that country side of life Where I can stretch out right Give me the country side (Give me the country side) Give me that country side of life Where I don't get uptight Give me the country side Give me that country side of life Where I can stretch out right Give me the country side Give me that country side of life Where I don't get uptight Give me the country side...

With God On Our Side

JOAN BAEZ "Joan Baez In Concert, Part 2"
Oh my name it is nothin' My age it means less The country I come from Is called the Midwest I's taught and brought up there The laws to abide And that land that I live in Has God on its side. Oh the history books tell it They tell it so well The cavalries charged The Indians fell The cavalries charged The Indians died Oh the country was young With God on its side. Oh the Spanish-American War had its day And the Civil War too Was soon laid away And the names of the heroes I's made to memorize With guns in their hands And God on their side. Oh the First World War, boys It closed out its fate The reason for fighting I never got straight But I learned to accept it Accept it with pride For you don't count the dead When God's on your side. When the Second World War Came to an end We forgave the Germans And we were friends Though they murdered six million In the ovens they fried The Germans now too Have God on their side. I've learned to hate Russians All through my whole life If another war starts It's them we must fight To hate them and fear them To run and to hide And accept it all bravely With God on my side. But now we got weapons Of the chemical dust If fire them we're forced to Then fire them we must One push of the button And a shot the world wide And you never ask questions When God's on your side. In a many dark hour I've been thinkin' about this That Jesus Christ Was betrayed by a kiss But I can't think for you You'll have to decide Whether Judas Iscariot Had God on his side. So now as I'm leavin' I'm weary as Hell The confusion I'm feelin' Ain't no tongue can tell The words fill my head And fall to the floor If God's on our side He'll stop the next war.

A Damn Good Country Song

JERRY LEE LEWIS "Odd Man In"
Well I've took enough pills for big Memphis town Ol' Jerry Lee's dranked enough whiskey to lift any ship off the ground I'll be the first to admit Sure do wish these people would quit it You know its tough enough To straightin' up when these idiots won't leave you alone. Jerry Lee Lewis's life would make a damn good country song I've always done my best I've tried to walk tall Walk on Killer But when the evening was over I was drunk stumbling into walls Well I know I've earned my reputation Can't they see I've found my salvation? I guess they'd rather prove me wrong My life would make a damn good country song Lets get it now! I've had my share of women But they always seem to leave Gonna put me another quarter In the ol' pinball machine Well I know the ol' Killers been wrong That ol' change came over me took too long My life would make a damn good country song Jerry Lee Lewis's life would make a damn good country song!

Which Side

JACKSON BROWNE "Standing In The Breach"
You might be a young man with the mountain in his step In search of El Dorado, but you haven't found it yet Or you might be an old man with his whole life at his back And you can hear eternity whispering down the track Or maybe you're a woman, or just about to be And you can feel the generations swimming in your sea But you know that it's coming, as surely as the dawn The battle for the future, baby, which side are you on? Come on come on come on if you're coming Come on come on come on Come on come on come on if you're coming Which side are you on? Come on come on come on if you're coming Battle lines are drawn Come on come on come on if you're coming Which side - which side are you on? Which side? The corporations attacking The natural world - drilling and fracking All done with the backing of the craven and corrupt Or the ones who fight For the Earth with all their might And in the name of all that's right Confront and disrupt There's a restlessness out in the street there's a question in the air How long if this theft goes on will our country still be here? People know the game is rigged even as they play They see their expectations slowly slip away They've got subsidies for billionaires, there's a bailout for the banks A monopoly on medicine, and a sale on armored tanks The whole damned country's being sold - out that revolving door Between Washington and Wall Street like it's one big Dollar Store Come on come on come on if you're coming Come on come on come on Come on come on come on if you're coming Which side are you on? Come on come on come on if you're coming Battle lines are drawn Come on come on come on if you're coming Which side - which side are you on? Which side? The bankers and their special friends Who rob you time and again Who like to pretend they're the only game in town Or the people who Hope with everything they do They can build something new And turn this world around Who owns the elections? Who profits either way? Who ends up with all that money politicians pay? To be the fearless leader, to put themselves across To be the one entrusted with the profit and the loss You try hard to believe that when you cast your vote it counts But elections are won with money in ever larger amounts Take the money out of politics and maybe we might see This country turn back into something more like democracy Come on come on come on if you're coming Come on come on come on Come on come on come on if you're coming Which side are you on? Come on come on come on if you're coming Battle lines are drawn Come on come on come on if you're coming Which side - which side are you on?

Drive On The Young Side Of Life

JETHRO TULL "Nightcap"
Your mother she protected you And softened every blow And brought you up to fear the worst To be careful as you go And the learned educators With drip-feed [thrifty?] facts to fill You up to here with reason Well-meaning overkill If you find yourself a-growing to be old before your time Get off the endless corridor Set your soul out on the line Drive on the young side of life When the pressure pains are building And you're forced to join the crush In the race to mediocrity So respectable and plush And while the child within is raging And threatens to break out Get off the endless corridor Make a timely turnabout Drive on the young side of life.

The Fightin' Side Of Me

JAMES WESLEY
I hear people talkin' bad, About the way we have to live here in this country, Harpin' on the wars we fight, An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be. An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides, An' standin' up for things they believe in. When they're runnin' down my country, man, They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me. Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me. Runnin' down the way of life, Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep. If you don't love it, leave it: Let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'. If you're runnin' down my country, hoss, You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me. I read about some squirrely guy, Who claims, he just don't believe in fightin'. An' I wonder just how long, The rest of us can count on bein' free. They love our milk an' honey, But they preach about some other way of livin'. When they're runnin' down my country, man, They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me. Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me. Runnin' down the way of life, Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep. If you don't love it, leave it: Let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'. If you're runnin' down my country, hoss, You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me. Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me. Runnin' down the way of life, Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep. If you don't love it, leave it: Let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'. If you're runnin' down my country, hoss, You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

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