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Indecision at high speeds can be fatal
In car, on horseback or bicycle
Is an old cowboy in a wheelchair still a cowboy
Just because he wears the cowboy hat?
Or a kid in a stroller with new boots on,
can he be considered a cowboy yet?
Maybe you shouldn't call him that until he ropes one
'cause the country folks flock to the cities now
The city people move to the suburbs
And the suburbs spill into the country
But a lotta kids these days deny their birth-right
White kids, ashamed of their parents trunk,
Attempt to abandon their moneyed-ways
They move to the ghettos and the communes
Searching for the guiltlessness of poverty
They wanna sit on the stoop when the night is hot
And not be stuck inside by the AC
They wanna treat their house like a fish tank
They wanna share water with the neighbors when the night is hot
But the struggle that pulls doors off their hinges in a good way
Also leaves a slow murder in the air

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's not "yokelessness" since that's not even a word, but that's what it sounds like.
    walkintothecon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's "guiltlessness."
    proposalson May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThanks, fixed.
    walkintothecon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me a lot of one of the sections in Al Burian's first Burn Collector book, where he describes the unintentional gentrification of poor neighborhoods by white kids trying to escape gentrified areas. It's a fascinating cycle. And this is a great song.
    kellyelephanton September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, I think it's "Don't wanna treat their house like a fish tank," not "they wanna--".
    kellyelephanton September 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentExactly what I was about to say.
    Because if you treated your house like a fish tank how would you share water with your neighbors? It's all in the fish tank, and fish can't do shit about that!
    Coowon September 21, 2008   Link

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