WOODY'S GUITAR

We need to find somebody to play Woody's guitar
'cause the men that run the country have gone to far
Somebody go ask Arlo, if he has it, can he bring it  
Ask him please can he string it
'cause we sure need it now

Does anybody know, where can it be
If it's locked up in a museum, then let's break out the key
For all we know, it could be down in Guantanamo
Come on let's go, set Woody's guitar free
Come on let's go, set the Constitution free

Woody Guthrie's guitar played for the people with his workin' hands
Woody Guthrie's guitar said it's your land, said it's my land
Woody Guthrie's guitar it was a weapon of the masses
Woody Guthrie's Guitar said "this machine kills fascists"

Anybody here can play Woody's guitar
Play it loud and play it clear so they hear it near and far
If there's a cause somewhere for the poor and down-trodden
They are not forgotten in the songs on Woody's guitar
Their cause lives on in the songs on Woody's guitar
Their cause lives on in the songs on Woody's guitar



THE GREAT HUMAN RACE

Sowing the seeds of violence, sowing the seeds of war
It's not any big surprise, we always get more

Hate's good fertilizer when fear is the soil
Spread distrust deep and wide, and harvest the oil

I think we're running last in the great human race
We're supposed to be intelligent but it's hard to find a trace
When greed carries the day and bullies rule the earth
And patience, love and kindness are given little worth

Bomb droppers, pie throwers, there's no difference
They both think that it's okay to visit violence
On anybody they don't like, with whom they disagree
They'll both tell you that they're right, but it looks wrong to me

I think we're running last in the great human race
We're supposed to be intelligent but it's hard to find a trace
When greed carries the day and bullies rule the earth
And patience,love and kindness are given little worth

Just because you think you're right
That don't make it right
Just because you think you're right
That don't make it right
Violence is just violence, violence is just violence
Just because you think you're right
That don't make it right

I think we're running last in the great human race
We're supposed to be compassionate but it's hard to find a trace
When greed carries the day and bullies rule the earth
And patience, love and kindness are given little worth

Sowing the seeds of violence, sowing the seeds of war
It's not any big surprise, we always get more
More and more and more
More and more and more


PETROLEUM PEOPLE

(somewhere in a distant time)
Young one comes to the old one, says grandma I want to know
Who were those petroleum people and where did they go
Little one that's a story, not quickly told
But climb up on my knee 'cause it's one that you should know

They were species known as humans, drilled for oil, dug for gold
Fought to control what they thought could be sold
Claimed it was their right 'cause god said it was so
But then they had to fight to see whose god would get to run the show
And then the killin' got serious, they dug up every means
In the end they all succeeded beyond their wildest dreams

Ah, but it's not so bad, little one don't be sad
'Cause with the human race, earth was a dyin' place
And after they were gone, she could heal and nourish
All the other species got a chance to flourish

Young one looked up and said but grandma I'm still confused
Teacher said they were smart, she said they were usin' tools
Yeah, that's right little one, but they still became extinct
'Cause they did not use their heads
They did not use their hearts to think

Ah, but it's not so bad, little one don't be sad
'Cause with the human race, earth was a dyin' place
And after they were gone, she could heal and nourish
All the other species got a chance to flourish

Yeah, yeah, the humans are gone,
The humans are gone, the humans are gone
Yeah, yeah, the humans are gone,
The wicked humans are gone

Ah, but it's not so bad, little one don't be sad
'Cause with the human race, earth was a dyin' place
And after they were gone, she could heal and nourish
All the other species got a chance
Ah, but it's not so bad, little one don't be sad
'Cause with the human race, earth was a dyin' place
And after they were gone, she could heal and nourish
All the other species got a chance to flourish

Remember the petroleum people, oil was their game
So petroleum people became their name


HIGH VALLEY FLOOR

She's the kind of woman sticks in a wild man's head
She'd be worth losin' a kingdom for
But you gotta climb the mountain past the stones that bled
To reach her on the high valley floor
She's up there on the high valley floor

She must be the daughter of king and queen high born
Stolen at birth and raised wild
By people who know nothin' but freedom and hard toil
And she, their special child
They raised her as their special child

She's got the proud blood flowin' in her veins
She's got the lightnin' in her eye
Somethin' about her no one's ever gonna tame
And I don't know why anybody would ever
Don't know why anybody'd ever try

'Cause life is worth livin' just from knowin'
She's on the high valley floor
And days are better, nights are sweeter
With her on the high valley floor

She's got the proud blood flowin' in her veins
She's got the lightnin' in her eye
Somethin' about her no one's ever gonna tame
And I don't know why anybody would ever
Don't know why anybody would ever try

'Cause life is worth livin' just from knowin'
She's on the high valley floor
And days are better, nights are sweeter
With her on the high valley floor

She's the kind of woman sticks in a wild man's head
She'd be worth losin' a kingdom for
But you gotta climb the mountain past the stones that bled
To reach her on the high valley floor


THE GROUNDS KEEPERS

You might see me as a Buddhist or a Muslim
Or a Hindu or a Jew from Jerusalem
And I'm a Druid and a Christian
And I also speak the Martian too
You could see me as the new messiah
Traveled far got some news to tell ya
I did not make the earth for you  
I did not make this earth for you

I made it for the mountains and the rivers
The flowers and the critters
And all the little things that crawl around
You're just the grounds keepers
The gardeners and the sweepers
Get back to work and quit foolin' around
Quit foolin' around

The last time I was here
The air was so nice and clear
Man, what in the heck did you people do
You rounded up all my fine creations
Ya locked 'em all up in the pens and cages
You turned my paradise into a zoo
Hey, I didn't make it for you,
I did not make the earth for you

I made it for the deserts and the forests
The beasts, birds and fishes
And all the life that abounds
You are just the grounds keepers
The gardeners and the sweepers
Get back to work and quit foolin' around
Quit foolin' around

Well I admit it was my mistake
I should've made you sexless
But I wanted to leave you a little somethin' to entertain
But how could I have known, you couldn't leave it alone
And now you've over-run, you've over-grazed
You've overpopulated everything
Hey, listen up now, I did not
I did not make this earth for you

I made it for the oceans and the glaciers
The bugs and crustaceans
And all the little things you've not yet found
You're just the grounds keepers
The gardeners and the sweepers
Get back to work and quit foolin' around,
The dolphins are snickering
At all your silly bickering
Get back to work and quit foolin' around
Quit foolin' around, quit foolin' around


FACE IN THE DUST

Is that all there is
Can't be all there is
Gotta be more than that
Face in the dust gone just like that
Face in the dust gone just like that

I was gonna win at everything I failed
You were gonna be there, you were gonna be proud

Like a summer breeze, that's how some lives are lived
Others ain't so easy, more like clingin' to the cliff
More like clingin' to the cliff

It ain't fair, I was almost up to the top
Ah, but for the stone that slips
We never notice when it's our last step
No we never notice when it's our last step

Is that all there is
Can't be all there is
Gotta be more than that
Face in the dust gone just like that

I am more than that, I'm more than you see
I am so much more, I am my dream

I was gonna win at everything I failed
You were gonna be there, you were gonna be proud

Is that all there is
Can't be all there is
Gotta be more than that
Face in the dust gone just like that
Face in the dust gone just like that
Face in the dust gone just like that
Face in the dust gone just like that


PRETTY LITTLE FARMER

She's an earth born angel, she's a pretty little farmer
Mother nature must've been her great grandmama
Berry stains on her fingers and grass between her toes
She just stands in the sunlight and things just grow
She's a pretty little farmer, she's an earth born angel
Mother nature was her great grandmama

The dogs, Jake and Elle, always trippin' at her heals
The horse is always snufflin' at her pockets,
Hopin' for a carrot to steal
Even the honeybees love her, they won't sting her
They just spread the pollen
'cause they all know there's somethin'
Special, magic, don't know how she does it
With love everywhere, and leaves in her hair
She just stands in the middle and let's it all happen
Stands in the middle and let's it all happen

Now you might think this is all just sexual innuendo
But that's not the case this time
I swear, it's all true from the get-go
She raises aromatic herbs, succulent fruits
And the finest vegetables
And oh my my, just wait 'till you try
Emm, emm, emm, you got to taste her tomatoes

And you never know who may be stoppin' by for dinner
No one's ever turned away whether fool, saint, or hopeless sinner
If I'm sittin' at her table I know I done somethin' right
Every meal from her garden in an earthly delight
Special, magic, I don't know how she does it
With love everywhere, and leaves in her hair
She just stands in the middle and let's it all happen
Stands in the middle and let's it all happen
Stands in the middle and let's it all happen
Stands in the middle and let's it all happen
Stands in the middle and let's it all happen


BUSY AS A BEAVER

I'm poor as a church mouse, but I'm happy as a clam
I'm a sly fox, I'm a wise old owl and
I'm happy with who I am
I'm the wily coyote, I am the old dog
But I'm eager to learn new tricks
Hey, here's one, you go chase the ball
While I sit here and throw the sticks

I'm like a turtle when I travel, my shell is my home
It's got four good wheels, rolls real good and like the buffalo I roam
I'm free as a bird, I'm elusive as a swan,
I'm busy as a beaver at, bein' gone

I'm busy as a beaver at, bein' gone
I've only just arrived but I'm already movin' on
It was the bee in her bonnet made me mad as a bull
And it broke the camel's back
I'm busy as a beaver at, bein' gone

Now I'm lazy as a cat, I love a long lazy nap
Pretty much anytime, anywhere
But if you bug me, before I've had my coffee
I get grumpy as an old grizzly bear

I'm busy as a beaver at... CHORUS

Now to look at me, you might think I am just a teddy-bear,
Tickle my chin and pet me nice, I'll follow you anywhere
But I'll have you know within there is a proud and mighty buck
And if you rub the right spot, I get randy as a rabbit and
I really like to (Hey)

I'm busy as a beaver at... CHORUS
I am a road-runner, I'm in hog-heaven and
I don't know when I'll be back
I'm busy as a beaver at, bein' gone  
I'm busy as a beaver at, bein' gone  


SNOOZE

Look at that guy over there, he's crazy, he's a ravin' maniac
He just keeps sayin' the same thing over and over
Mumblin' somethin' about the earth gettin' warmer
But he's just a scientist, what does he know
He don't understand the business, or how that money flows

And look at those guys over there, all standin' around that one guy
They all got American-flag stick-pins in their lapels
Uh huh, we know them well, and the leader says, "Well
I, well, uh, i think, uh,i think we need more data
Yeah that's what we need, more data
Well maybe if we just wait around long enough
It'll all go away before it's to late-tah"

Hear that ringin', that's their wake up call
But they refuse, don't like bad news,
Rather stick their heads underneath the pillows
And put the future on snooze.

And look at them guys over there
All standin' in the water up to their knees
They say they're just a bunch of complainers and whiners, yeah
They say what they ought to do is get themselves some carbon for sale
Hey, if they can't figure it out
Well just give 'em a bucket and tell em to bail.

In the land of the bald eagle
They all got the golden ego
They don't need no stinkin' Ky-o-to
They told those foreigners where they can go

Hear that ringin', that's their wake up call
But they refuse, don't like bad news,
Rather stick their heads underneath the pillows
And put the future on snooze.

Hear that ringin', that's their wake up call
But they refuse, don't like bad news,
Rather stick their heads underneath the pillows
And put the future on snooze.
Rather stick their heads underneath the pillows
And put the future on snooze.
The future's on snooze