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Forum Post: love me i am a liberal - by phil ochs - has much changed since 1966?

Posted 5 months ago on May 5, 2014, 10:47 a.m. EST by flip (7038)
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I cried when they shot Medgar Evers Tears ran down my spine I cried when they shot Mr. Kennedy As though I'd lost a father of mine

But Malcolm X got what was coming He got what he asked for this time So love me, love me Love me, I'm a liberal

I go to civil rights rallies And I put down the old D.A.R. I love Harry and Sidney and Sammy I hope every colored boy becomes a star

But don't talk about revolution That's going a little bit too far So love me, love me Love me, I'm a liberal

I cheered when Humphrey was chosen My faith in the system restored And I'm glad the commies were thrown out Of the A.F.L. C.I.O. board

I love Puerto Ricans and Negros As long as they don't move next door So love me, love me Love me, I'm a liberal

The people of old Mississippi Should all hang their heads in shame I can't understand how their minds work What's the matter don't they watch Les Crain?

But if you ask me to bus my children I hope the cops take down your name So love me, love me Love me, I'm a liberal

Yes, I read New republic and Nation I've learned to take every view You know, I've memorized Lerner and Golden I feel like I'm almost a Jew

But when it comes to times like Korea There's no one more red, white and blue So love me, love me Love me, I'm a liberal

I vote for the democratic party They want the U.N. to be strong I attend all the Pete Seeger concerts He sure gets me singing those songs

And I'll send all the money you ask for But don't ask me to come on along So love me, love me Love me, I'm a liberal

Sure once I was young and impulsive I wore every conceivable pin Even went to the socialist meetings Learned all the old union hymns

Ah, but I've grown older and wiser And that's why I'm turning you in So love me, love me Love me, I'm a liberal

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[-] -1 points by flip (7038) 5 months ago

for posting a phil ochs song???