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Think what you will of their methods, but as far as I am concerned, they do not differ significantly from those of Plowshares or other groups employing various illegal but nonviolent tactics.
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David Rovics
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Hang A Flag In The Window
Fri May 27, 2005
Acoustic : Folk
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Think what you will of their methods, but as far as I am concerned, they do not differ significantly from those of Plowshares or other groups employing various illegal but nonviolent tactics. This is one of the three songs on this CD that I wrote before 9/11. I was going to put it in Living In These Times, but when I was finished recording that CD I realized that I had forgotten to record it.
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Civil disobedience
Has many permutations
You can block the streets in front of
The United Nations
You can lay down on the tracks
Keep the nuke trains out of town
Or you can pour gas on the condo
And you can burn it down

(Chorus)
So here's a toast to the night
Three cheers and a grunt
To the Earth Liberation Front
The Earth Liberation Front

You can go to Senate hearings
Wait til they call your name
My hat is off to anyone
With the will to play that game
But if you want to know the truth
What warms my aching heart
Is to see the masked avengers
Come to tear the road apart

(Chorus)

There are so many things of beauty
In this world to see
A wild, running river
Or an old-growth redwood tree
But in such an ugly situation
So sinister and dire
There's nothing quite so lovely
As a Wal-Mart on fire

(Chorus)

They'll tell you that it's violent
To destroy a logging truck
These are the very people
Who'd kill the planet for a buck
Talk to the governor
Be reasonable, they say
Maybe we can talk tomorrow
But we can pull the crops today

(Chorus)

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Created February 2001
Copyright David Rovics 2001, all rights reserved