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Pulling the Statues Down

you don’t know me by name
and I don’t know you too
but we’re on the same road, my friend
and we have some things to do

in summer of no return
fires lit for the fuse to burn
they killed somebody in broad daylight
gonna take a lot of changes to make it right

pullin’ the statues down
bells a-ringin’
pullin’ the statues down
and everybody singin’

hey – will you look at that
ain’t that a beautiful sight to see

some old songs we used to sing
we don’t sing them anymore
some flags we used to fly
we don’t fly them anymore

architects of a bad design
some old worn out state of mind
best to let it go
you can’t hold on when the winds begin to blow so hard

pullin’ the statues down
bells a-ringin’
pullin’ the statues down
and everybody singin’

hey – will you look at that
ain’t that a beautiful sight to see

look – there goes Andrew Jackson
look – there goes Christopher Columbus
look – there goes Junipero Serra
look – there goes
look – there goes
look – there goes

we’ve been at war before
we know that does
sometimes what you stand up for
isn’t what you thought it was

there’s a new day knockin’ on the old one’s door
we can’t ignore it anymore
come on out and take a look to see
the way that it’s about to be

it ain’t if you lose or win
but whose shoes you’re standing in
and I know you understand
so come on out and give me a hand

pullin’ the statues down
bells a-ringin’
pullin’ the statues down
and everybody singin’

hey – will you look at that
ain’t that a beautiful sight to see

look – here comes Harriet Tubman
look – here comes Frederick Douglass
look – here comes Geronimo

look – here comes
look – here comes
look – here comes

pullin’ the statues down
bells a-ringin’
pullin’ the statues down
and everybody singin’

hey – will you look at that
ain’t that a beautiful sight to see

words and music © Jim Page
Whid-Isle Music, BMI
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