From the recording Warning Bell
If Woody Were Alive
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If Woody were alive today, I bet he’d have some words to say.
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And if he had a little more power, he’d help us in our darkest hour.
Refrain (after each verse)
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If Woody were alive today. If Woody were alive today,
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He’d write us a song to light our way. If Woody were alive today.
If Woody passed a cardboard sign, he’d say, “There’s a friend of mine.”
They’d sing of dustbowl breadlines till his case filled up with dimes.
If Woody turned on the TV, Fox News or ABC,
(He’d put that) box with a sign by the street, saying, “Works but lies thru its teeth.”
If Woody found a combat zone, he’d give everyone a telephone,
(and say) “Call your mom she’s crying alone. Pack up now and go home.”
If Woody found a SUV, he’d make them all get just one MPG.
They’d be abandoned from sea to sea. We’d be driving with electricity.
If Woody met a Democrat, he’d ask, “Where the Hell you been at,
On the ski slopes with some fat cat, or by the TV where you whined and sat?”
If Woody walked into a school, he’d remember the Golden Rule.
He’d test the parents to see what they knew, test the school board and voters, too.
If Woody were in a wheel chair at the bottom of the courthouse stairs,
He’d chain himself to the railing there, till they let people roll everywhere.
These days are not darker than before, big storms and settling scores.
But where are the words and chords to help us want to try to do more?
Words and music by David B. Hakan
© 2007 All Rights Reserved 4-7-2007