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Lyrics by: Chip Davis, C.W. McCall
# Debut Chart
73 Mar '76 Hot 100
19 Mar '76 Country
50 May '76 Adult Contemp

Lyrics

Well, it's only gonna be About an hour, friend Till they dam your favorite river So you can water ski Just one more reservior And them supersonic ships are gonna take you 'Cross a sea of pavement to one more Faceless brickyard on the shore Yeah, it's only gonna be about an hour or so Till they rip off all your mountains, boy And that one last tired old eagle Bites the sand


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And all of that high and mighty scenery's Gonna be leveled to the ground, boy By a bunch of them mindless Strip mines on the land So listen well, my brothers When you hear the night wind sigh And you see the wild goose flying Through the gray, polluted sky [CHORUS] There won't be no country music There won't be no rock and roll 'Cause when they take away our country They'll take away our soul Well, it's only gonna Take about a minute or so Till the junkyards fell the prairies, boy And them smoking yellow grass fires Start to burn And the warnings on them beer cans Gonna be buried in them landfills No deposit, no sad songs and no returns Yeah, it's only gonna take About a minute or so Till the factories blot the sun out You gonna have to turn your Lights on just to see And them lights are gonna be neon Saying, fly our jets to paradise And the whole damn world is Gonna be made of styrene So listen well, my brothers When you hear the night wind sigh And you see the wild goose flying Through the gray, polluted sky [repeat CHORUS] Yeah, it's only gonna be about a second, boy Till they take away all of this country And they'll tell you not to Listen to this here song And that far off sound of freedom's Gonna be an echo from the past And the final tune is gonna be sad and long And it's only gonna be about an eye blink, boy Till they pull out the wool to blind us So we just can't read all The messages on the wall But the only words that matter oughta Be scribbled all over them billboards In big old black and bloody letters Ten feet tall [repeat CHORUS 4x] 'Cause when they take away our country They'll take away our soul

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