I love Greg Brown. I got to hear him live here in Juneau several years ago. He even wrote a song while he was trapped here due to bad weather (Two Little Feet) for which I got permission to film a music video for a videography class I was taking. This morning on the way into work I heard one of his new songs, recorded last year, called "Homeland".
Homeland (I Want My Country Back)
Copyright © 2003 Greg Brown and Hacklebarney Music
I want my country back
and a good dream to stand up for.
Got my hand over my heart,
but I don't feel at home here anymore
Big, big flag above the big, big mall,
and the shake rattle and roll to the core.
Things sprawl after they fall,
and I don't feel at home here anymore
Homeland of Sojourner Truth
and Chief Joseph before,
Many quiet words of wisdom drowned out by TV
and I don't feel at home here anymore.
Blind engineer, war train on the track,
many many a heart is sore.
We want our country back;
we want to feel at home here once more.
I want my country back.