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You Can't Just Take Our Homes Away, song lyrics

Song: You Can't Just Take Our Homes Away
Lyrics: Tony Heriza

Music: to the tune "Mountain Song" by Holly Near
Year: 1979
Genre: Folk
Country: USA


I have lived in this city,
As my mother did before me,
And you can't just take my home away,
Without me fighting,
No, you can't just take my home away!

Well, you make your city plans,
Try your damnedest to ignore us,
But you can't just take our homes away,
Without us fighting,
No, you can't just take our homes away!
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These old buildings raised our children,
And 'tho it's true they need repairing,
But you can't just take our homes away,
Without us fighting,
No, you can't just take our homes away!

We have lived in this city,
Through hard times we've helped each other,
But you can't just take our homes away,
Without us fighting,
No, you can't just take our homes away!
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You drive a big Mercedes car,
You have a fancy education,
But you can't just take our homes away,
Without us fighting,
No, you can't just take our homes away!

And if you think you can displace us,
Then you haven't seen our faces,
But you can't just take our homes away,
Without us fighting,
No, you can't just take our homes away!

We have lived in this city,
Ties are deep and they are many,
And you can't just take our homes away,
Without us fighting,
No you can't just take our homes away,
Not with us watching,
No, you can't just take our homes away!


Notes:

1 - Sorry we have no biographical information on Tony Heriza at this time. If you do, please to the About page in the menu above and let us know. Thank you.

2 - This song was "further adapted" by Charles Ipcar 1981