Sunday, February 18, 2007

'My City Was Gone'

I almost forgot to post a conservative song this week! Anyway, this week I've picked "My City Was Gone," by The Pretenders. It qualifies as a conservative song just for being Rush Limbaugh's theme song, but it also rips on large, command governments grabbing up land and selling it to the highest bidder:

Here're the lyrics:

I went back to ohio
But my city was gone
There was no train station
There was no downtown
South howard had disappeared
All my favorite places
My city had been pulled down
Reduced to parking spaces
A, o, way to go ohio

Well I went back to ohio
But my family was gone
I stood on the back porch
There was nobody home
I was stunned and amazed
My childhood memories
Slowly swirled past
Like the wind through the trees
A, o, oh way to go ohio

I went back to ohio
But my pretty countryside
Had been paved down the middle
By a government that had no pride
The farms of ohio
Had been replaced by shopping malls
And muzak filled the air
From seneca to cuyahoga falls
Said, a, o, oh way to go ohio