Jesus and Woody

Album: The Prodigal Son (2018)
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  • Well bring your old guitar and sit here by me
    Round the heavenly throne
    Drag out your Oklahoma poetry, 'cause it looks like the war is on

    And I don't mean a war for oil, or gold, or trivial things of that kind
    But I heard the news, the vigilante man is on the move this time

    So sing me a song 'bout this land is your land
    And fascists bound to lose
    You were a dreamer, Mr. Guthrie, and I was a dreamer too

    Once I spoke of a love for those who hate
    It requires effort and strain
    Vengeance casts a false shadow of justice which leads to destruction and pain
    Some say I was a friend to sinners
    But by now you know it's true
    Guess I like sinners better than fascists
    And I guess that makes me a dreamer too

    In the year of 1945, you saw the killers fall
    Many fought and died
    But it's the innocent ones I most recall
    Well I've been the Savior, now, for such a long time
    And I've seen it all before
    You good people better get together
    Or you ain't got a chance anymore

    Now they're starting up their engine of hate
    Don't it make you feel lonesome and blue?
    Yes I was a dreamer, Mr. Guthrie, and you were a dreamer too

    Now they're starting up their engine of hate
    Don't it make you feel lonesome and blue?
    Yes I was a dreamer, Mr. Guthrie, and you were a dreamer too Writer/s: RYLAND PETER COODER
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
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