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Bruce Cockburn
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[1975]
Album "Joy Will Find a Way"

Bruce Cockburn

Look away across the bay
Yankee gunboat come this way
Uncle Sam gonna save the day
Come tomorrow we all gonna pay...

And it's burn baby burn
When am I going to get my turn

Something dead under the bed
Local diplomats hang their heads
Never mind what the government said
They're either lying or they've been misled...

And it's burn baby burn
When am I going to get my turn

Phillipines was yesterday (1)
Santiago and Greece today (2)
How would they ever make the late news pay
If they didn't have the CIA?

And it's burn baby burn
When am I going to get my turn

Here it comes, the loaded gun
"Must keep the Commies on the run " (3)
You'd buy or bury everyone
For liberty and life
And just plain fun

And it's burn baby burn
When am I going to get my turn
Bruce changed a few lyrics [noted above] to this song to update it in mid-2003, and was singing it that way in concert:

(1) "Vietnam was yesterday"
(2) "Kabul and Baghdad today"
(3) "gotta keep the bad guys on the run"

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/5/26 - 09:48



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