Fifteen Back Lyrics

Surprise! Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Middle
  • 2 Armed Gangs
  • 3 Whore
  • 4 Famous
  • 5 No
  • 6 Nancy's Song
  • 7 Circles
  • 8 Parking Lots
  • 9 Stolen Smiles
  • 10 Song #14
  • 11 Back
  • 12 My Friend II
  • 13 The End II
  • So the rent increase has got you down, and you can't afford to live in your own home town
    Well I bet everybody's feeling the same way
    Say you're feeling disconnected from the ground, private properties got you down
    Private properties got you shut out of your own world
    I was born here and I'm not going anywhere
    I was grown here and I'm not going anywhere
    This is my town, this is my ground, going to take it all back now
    And give it away to everybody
    Say your boss man had got you down, say her treats you like some kind of clown
    Say he treats you like he owns your soul
    Say the tax man has got you down, says he takes your money, leaves you sitting around
    Spends your money on bombs to promote peace and democracy
    I was born here . . .
    This land is their land, this land ain't our land
    It's based on greed and god and stealing people's land
    It's intimidation conquest and mutilation
    This land was stolen from you and me
    This land is their land this land ain't our land
    It was under the guardianship of the native american
    Who knew we belonged to the earth the EARTH DID
    NOT BELONG TO THEM
    We are merely guardians
    The other night dear as I lay sleeping
    I dreamt you held me in your arms
    But when I broke you were being tortured
    With concrete and cars and bombs


    Written by: Jeffrey Ott
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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