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b_b  ·  451 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This Land Is No Longer Your Land

It's a fitting title, given that the song was a complaint against private property and the robbing of shared resources for the personal gain of very few people. A verse of the song was cut from the original release due to its communist sounding lyrics. It went something like: "There was a high wall that tried to stop me/It was built on private property. There sign out front said, 'no trespassing,'/But the back side didn't say nothing. This land was made for you and me." Probably not exact, but you get the point. Woody Guthrie could have been describing America in 2017. Eerily similar to America in the 20s.

rocketyak  ·  451 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My Morning Jacket did a remake of the song with the old? or maybe just similar? lyrics. I love this version though.