lifeblood: songs: lyrics: didn't know a damn thing


back in georgia
i didn't know a damn thing about
alabama
i didn't know a damn thing about
south dakota
i didn't know a damn thing about
oh atlanta
i didn't know a damn thing
bodies were hanging
bodies were burning
and my mama and daddy
they were earning
i was rocking the cradle
while in that fertile black belt
they were taking the blows
for every toll of that liberty bell
i didn't know a damn thing
i didn't know a damn thing

rolling around
in the country squire
west bound with no seatbelts
just family ties
looking up at mount rushmore
and the white man's great relief
even the good guys
would be commander in thief
bodies were freezing
bullets were flying
and all these years
indians been dying
i was back in the school bus
i was reading my history
but it didn't say nothing
about what was right in front of me
i didn't know a damn thing
i didn't know a damn thing
i didn't know a damn thing
i didn't know a damn thing

i gave three days a week
to the sanctuary
i gave five days a week
to the county curriculum
and i sang my heart out
for the land of the free
saying if anything will save this world
it's rock and roll

hanging with the girls scouts
around the campfire
underneath the generals
on that rebel mountainside
those laser light shows
where i was buzzed
and kissing
i didn't know nothing
about the black kids
that were missing
bombs were blowing
kids were dying
and all around me
i thought i was trying
but in the back of the school bus
i was reading my history
but it didn't say nothing
about the kid sitting next to me
i didn't know a damn thing
an back in the 60s hah
i didn't know a damn thing
back in the 70s huh
i didn't know a damn thing
back in the 80s here we go
(i didn't know a damn thing)
i gave three days a week
to the sanctuary
(i didn't know a damn thing)
i gave five days a week
to the county curriculum
(i didn't know a damn thing)
i sang my heart out
for the land of the free
(i didn't know a damn thing)

words and music by amy ray


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