Baby Boomer

Album: Monsters of Folk (2009)
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  • We gotta stand a little closer
    To what it is we're leanin' on
    Who was it that first said it?
    Could it be he could be wrong
    About the pilgrims and the natives
    Having dinner on the lawn?

    I think if I was ever king
    I would buy a censorship
    Where the only books upon the shelves
    Were the ones that I had written
    Oh, and put them up in borders, set my photo down the spine
    To tell the story of the livin' without forgettin' those who'd died

    And I would die a happy man
    'Cause I did the best that I could do
    To find a better way of living,
    Should we leave that up to you?

    Who was it that first said it, the one who said it best?
    You got to L-O-V-E your neighbors, at least the ones who are still left

    And we gotta stand a little closer
    To the lessons that we've learned
    Is it just a premonition?
    Could we really get ourselves both burned?
    I've been sent here on a mission to find what we agree upon
    We don't agree about September,
    Could we agree on Vietnam?

    I think if I was ever publisher I'd buy a pirate ship
    Where the mission at each position is to shoot and to click
    Clean the photos up a little, censor the ship out of it
    So when we put it up in borders, turn a profit on the trip
    Charge the public for the overhead of 1492
    And if they need a better reason tell them we got livin' proof

    And I would die a happy man
    'Cause I did the best that I could do
    To find a better way of leaving,
    Should we leave that up to you

    Who was it that first said it?
    Yeah that's what I'm trying to say
    You got to L-O-V-E your neighbors, at least the ones that live today
    Hey, hey Writer/s: M. WARD
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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