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    "Subdivision" Lyrics

    Ani DiFranco

    track 9 on disc 2
    Revelling / Reckoning [2001]
    track 7 on disc 2
    Canon [2007]
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    white people are so scared of black people
    they bulldoze out to the country
    and put up houses on little loop-dee-loop streets
    and while america gets its heart cut right out of its chest
    the berlin wall still runs down main street
    separating east side from west
    and nothing is stirring, not even a mouse
    in the boarded-up stores and the broken-down houses
    so they hang colorful banners off all the street lamps
    just to prove they got no manners
    no mercy and no sense

    and i'm wondering what it will take
    for my city to rise
    first we admit our mistakes
    then we open our eyes
    the ghosts of old buildings are haunting parking lots
    in the city of good neighbors that history forgot

    i remember the first time i saw someone
    lying on the cold street
    i thought: i can't just walk past here
    this can't just be true
    but i learned by example
    to just keep moving my feet
    it's amazing the things that we all learn to do

    so we're led by denial like lambs to the slaughter
    serving empires of style and carbonated sugar water
    and the old farm road's a four-lane that leads to the mall
    and our dreams are all guillotines waiting to fall

    i'm wondering what it will take
    for my country to rise
    first we admit our mistakes
    and then we open our eyes
    or nature succumbs to one last dumb decision
    and america the beautiful
    is just one big subdivision
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Melanie and BronzeGoddess for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Ani Difranco.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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