MONTGOMERY
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     Eddy went off to the desert war, we were never sure what for
     But we know for sure Eddy ainít cominí Ďround here no more
     Mary lost everything to a whirlwind blowiní down by Mobile
     Aní James died from healthcare cuts in Nashvilleís court of no appeal

           The freedom road through Birmingham is paved with broken hearts
           The homeless man and workiní man are just a paycheck apart
           Itís enough to make the good Lord take his own name in vain
           And the rainís falliní down in Montgomery

     Rosa Parks sat on historyís bus one cruel December eve
     From Montgomery to Memphis she helped us all to believe
     But we turned from the God of peace to a phantom protection lie
     And surrendered Mt. Rushmore to the Wall Street battle cry

           The freedom road through Birmingham is paved with broken hearts
           Homeless veterans have their reward for tryiní to do their part
           Itís enough to make the good Lord take his own name in vain
           And the rainís falliní down in Montgomery

     Freedomís soldiers daily sacrificed on faith's road to the Promised Land
     Many paid the ultimate price, now those who lead us donít give a damn

           The freedom road through Birmingham is paved with broken dreams
           And this nation called American ainít no longer what it seems
           Itís enough to make the good Lord take his own name in vain
           And the rainís falliní down in Montgomery

           Weíve sold out the Bill of Rights for a god of unbridled gain
           And the rain keep's on falliní down in Montgomery *


*Inspired by Rosa Parks, Jo Ann Robinson and Martin Luther King, Jr.  Third line of chorus from a speech by Nashville artist/songwriter Bill Flowerree.  ďAnd the lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth and he was grieved in his heart.Ē -Genesis 6:6 (NKJV)



           


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