Lyrics to THIS LAND album

Lyrics to THIS LAND album


  1. Ain't No Place to Go

Spent last night on the riverbank

Watching the water rise

Watching the trees on the other side

Get mowed down by the ice

Chunks of ice the size of a truck

Sailing thirty feet high

Rita's cabin and Alfred's smokehouse

Obliterated before my eyes


Water's over the runway

Ain't No planes no more

Water's filling the powerplant

You know there ain't no roads

Water's comin through my front door

There ain't no place to go

Ain't no place, there ain't no place

There ain't no place to go


So I packed my bag and waded out

Met everyone at the hall

Left my hopes and left my dreams

You know I left it all

Left my hopes and left my dreams

Now I got nothin at all

Kind of wonder how this song would sound

If I played it on a Les Paul


When the ice jams and the water comes up

And you know there ain't no roads

There ain't no place there ain't no place

There ain't no place to go.

Ain't no place there ain't no place

There ain't no place to go


Koyukuk Kuskokwim Kwiguk Slough

Yukon Ushagak Unalakleet

Nushagak Noatak Nenana

Chandalar Colville Kavik


In Allakaket Hughes Koyukuk

Galena Nulato Kaltag

Emmonak Nunaam Uqua Alugnuq

Aniak Sleetmute Kalskag


When the ice jams and the water comes up

And you know there ain't no roads

There ain't no place there ain't no place

There ain't no place to go.

Ain't no place there ain't no place

There ain't no place to go


3.Pity the Bully


Pity the Bully

Who never knows fully

How it feels to be Human



The bully thinks it's funny

To steal your lunch money


The bully starts small

But guided by gall

The bully wins all


The bully's hunger

He cannot sate

The bully's thirst he cannot slake


The Bully only understands fully

A bigger bully

The Bully only understands fully

Your knee in his chest and your knife at his throat

On Pleistocene cave walls that truth was wrote


And we the People

Yes oh yes we the People

Took the knife from your hands

And this the Bully

Understands



5. THIS LAND


Yankee Doodle went to town

Yankee Doodle needs no crown

(Or any title of nobility)

Yankee Doodle won renown

With the shot heard the world round

Yankee Doodle's thoughts were sound

(Maybe even Divinely inspired) and

Yankee Doodle wrote them down

(Down in Philadelphia town)


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; *


Hey mister

Hey mister

Hey Mister!

If you can't handle Catholics, Muslims and Jews

This land

This Land

This Land of Liberty Ain't the Place for you.


Not sung, but part of the First Amendment:

*or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


7.Wolf of Beaver Creek


Been following this river

For weeks on end

Seen his tracks

On every bend

Between the willows and the spruce

In the glacial sand

Never seen a set of tracks

With such a span

Wider than the fingers

Of my outstretched hand


Never saw him on the bank

Out on the prowl

Never woke in the midnight twilight

To hear him howl

Never found the carnage

Of his terrible jowl

Never sensed his spirit

Whether it be fair or foul


Don't even know why I sing

(this song)

Don't even  know if it means

Anything

But man, it's the killerest thing

I've ever seen

That wolf out on

Beaver Creek


Link to buy THIS LAND album

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