The Charlie Daniels Band American Farmer Lyrics

Me and the Boys Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Me and the Boys
  • 2 Still Hurtin' Me
  • 3 Talking to the Moon
  • 4 Class of '63
  • 5 American Farmer
  • 6 M.I.A.
  • 7 American Rock and Roll
  • 8 Ever Changing Lady
  • 9 Louisana Fais Dodo
  • 10 Drinkin' My Baby Goodbye
  • See that man in the field over yonder
    With dirt on his hands and a loan on his back
    He's the man that puts the food on your table
    He's the man that grows the clothes on your back
    Were running a mile out of the house he was born in
    Tending on the sidelines and watching him fall
    Selling his land to the big corporations
    What you gonna do when they get it all

    He's been rolled for sure treated like a outlaw
    Turned down sold out, put out to graze
    He's been pushed you know when he can push no more
    It gets a little harder everyday

    [Chorus]
    He's the American farmer
    And he damn hard to beat
    Better wake up America, wake up America
    'Cause if the man don't work then the people don't eat

    He's sending the high tech stuff of to Russia
    I can't figure what where doing it for
    We should be sending the wheat and meat and cotton
    'Cause that man in the middle of city
    Eatin' outta garbage cans, sleepin' in the street
    See that baby, moping in the kitty
    To make ends meet

    It's a damn disgrace on the face of America
    Hungry people everywhere you go
    Children in Africa starving by the fields
    While the land lays fallow and the banks foreclose

    [Chorus]

    He's an American, he's an American, he's an American, American farmer
    Never him through
    'Cause if he goes down swinging
    You better know where gonna go down swinging to

    [Chorus]
    I said the people don't eat
    I said the people don't eat

    Written by: Charles Fred Hayward, Charlie Daniels, Fred Edwards, John Crain, William J. Digregorio
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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