"Screen Door" as written by and Richard Mullins....
Down here, where's we're at
The weather changes, that's the way it goes
Sometimes it snows, when everything's wrong
Sometimes it snows, but when it does, it doesn't last long

Down here, where we're at
All we do is sit out on the porch
And play our songs, and nothing's wrong
Sometime friends come around, they all sing along

Down here, where we're at
Everyone is equally poor
Down here, we don't care
We don't care what happens outside the screen door

Down here, where we're at
Sweat drips from the tip of your nose
You wear loose clothes, and you try to stay cool
We all still have a lot of fun, never saw much school

Down here, where we're at
Everyone is equally poor
Down here, we don't care
We don't care what happens outside the screen door


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"Screen Door" as written by Jeff Tweedy Jay Farrar

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    General CommentA more important song than most people realize, I think--Tweedy is singing about the lower class in the rural midwest, and their "plight" (or, more accurately, their happy ignorance). He sounds wistful--he sings about how they have fun without cares, and don't really worry about what happens outside in the rest of the world. I like the line "Everybody is equally poor"--it hints that this song might have more social meaning than appears. A good song.
    scienceon December 08, 2006   Link

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