"The Devil Came To The Ninth Ward" as written by and Michael Pearson Robert Trondson....
The devil came to the 9th ward,
Pounding stakes in our front lawns.
Seems the ghetto's got some value after all.

Change-if-i-cation.
The property going up.

He's turning sidewalks green and making houses gleam,
Like the chrome on a Cadillac.
Clippity-clop on desire.

Property going up...
Property going up and the prices are going up,
And the property going up and the prices are gone.

This place isn't mine anymore, that colour isn't mine,
This house isn't mine anymore, that house isn't mine.
The neighbourhood isn't mine anymore.

Bring in the oils, the pastels,
We need some smiling faces 'round here,
From ear to ear.

Change-if-i-cation.
Property going up.

Ernest Jobert change face here, change name here,
Hi-brow in lo-brow out to where?
To where, to where?

Property going up...
Property going up and the prices are going up,
And the property going up and the prices are gone.

This place isn't mine anymore, that colour isn't mine,
This house isn't mine anymore, that house isn't mine.
The neighbourhood isn't mine anymore.

Property going up and the prices are going up,
And the property going up and the prices are gone.

The devil came to the ninth ward,
Pounding stakes in our front lawn.
Seems the ghetto's got some value after all.

Change-if-i-cation in my neighbourhood.

Prices are going up,
Property's gone.
Prices are going up,
Oh, and the people are gone.


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