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Godspeed, godspeed (Snake boot Deep) By John Petersen 2011
Growing up I was taught to learn how to stand on my own two feet
Think for myself, be unique
I alone would be judged on my character and good deeds.
Today, none of that means a thing
if I ain’t part of your group, clan, political party, or fraternity of needs.
I still haven’t gotten used to it, my loner instincts
All that they be
Day after day looking at the world as it sinks
Where are you god? This plan stinks.
I’ve visited the house of the lord and their plate was full
I’ve visited the ghetto, and it was cruel
I visited Key West and North Captiva Sanibel Island
They were cool.
The junonia I got for Su, drove a madman crazy beyond a drool
With a quick pull! She freed it from his grasp
Before I kicked his ever livin’ ass
I visited the depths of my soul and felt like a fool.
I visited them again over time and everything was cool.
I often wonder if I can make it with a guitar sitting on a stool
My guee-tar playin’ isn’t all that hot
My strings, gently weep
Scream the dream
Bend against the wind
Today the world is not so great
Lost a couple of friends
And that made me hate…
Time to come back
The world is crumbling neath our feet
The world is polluted
The water, the land
And Ohh! the corruption and the greed
Even the middle income folks, are in need
Only 40% of our crops are used to feed
The rest are for biofuels
People are government mules
As you can see, the people are in need.
Hasten your return
We’re in it
snake boot deep
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