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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama Lyrics 9 years ago
Yes the Neil Young part is because he tore Alabama down like it was a slum compared to the rest of the Union in his song and they felt it was harsh judgement, but if you listen to the lyrics, "In Birmingham they love the Governor" then it says "boo boo boo" that is because the Governor at the time was George Wallace and he was Pro Segregation and the band was against segregation and racist behaviors. Also at the end they state Montgomery's got the answer and that was in direct reference to the boycott of the buses by the blacks in the south during that time. People mistook this song as Pro Racism and Pro Segregation and it was the extreme opposite. One of the most misunderstood songs of its time.

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