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    Ani DiFranco / Lyrics

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    "Hello Birmingham" Lyrics

    Ani DiFranco

    Album:
    track 6
    To The Teeth [1999]
    track 1 on disc 2
    Canon [2007]
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    Duration:00:05:24
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    hold me down
    i am floating away
    in to the overcast skies
    over my hometown
    on election day

    what is it about birmingham?
    what is it about buffalo?
    that the hate-filled wanna build bunkers
    in your beautiful red earth
    they wanna build them
    in our shiny white snow

    now i've drawn closed the curtain
    in this little booth where the truth has no place
    to stand
    and i'm feeling oh so powerless
    in this stupid booth with this useless
    little lever in my hand
    and outside my city is bracing
    for the next killing thing
    standing by the bridge and praying
    for the next doctor
    martin
    luther
    king

    it was just one shot
    through the kitchen window
    it was just one or two miles from here
    if you fly like a crow
    a bullet came to visit a doctor
    in his one safe place
    a bullet insuring the right to life
    whizzed past his kid and his wife
    and knocked his glasses
    right off of his face

    and the blood poured off the pulpit
    the blood poured off the picket line
    yeah, the hatred was immediate
    and the vengance was divine
    so they went and stuff god
    down the barrel of a gun
    and after him
    they stuffed his only son

    hello birmingham
    it's buffalo
    i heard you had some trouble
    down there again
    and i'm just calling to let you know
    that somebody understands

    i was once escorted
    through the doors of a clinic
    by a man in a bulletproof vest
    and no bombs went off that day
    so i am still here to say
    birmingham
    i'm wishing you all of my best
    oh birmingham
    i'm wishing you all of my best
    birmingham
    i'm wishing you all of my best
    on this election day
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Ani Difranco.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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