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  1. Flagpole

From the album Stompin' Ground

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Lyrics



I see flags blowing like leaves
Hanging on to skinny trees
I hope that they don’t hit the ground
Like burning stars showering down

Silent questions in the air
Confuse the puppet with the player
A brotherhood with government

Who gets the vote but don’t represent me

Hold me, give me hope, hold me, don’t let go

I see flags hanging like lights
Casting shadows down tonight
It’s hard to know just who to trust
Focus groups don’t focus on us

You have a wife and 2 small kids
Six bucks an hour don’t make a dent
When money talks to hear itself
Change is made but it don’t help

Hold me, give me hope, hold me, don’t let go

Flagpole, run me up
Flagpole, run me down
Flagpole, run me up
Don’t run me around, around, around

Disenfranchised family
Seeking help from agency
That was shut down just recently
The money’s in the middle east

I wish that they could see the light
But they’re too blinded by the glare
of avarice and power and greed
Stand tall skinny tree

Flagpole, run me up
Flagpole, run me down
Flagpole, run me up
Don’t run me around, around, around

Michelle Malone (Strange Bird Songs/ASCAP)