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Chop It Down

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Well I dreamed I lost my home last night

And my family had to flee

We walked with few belongings and the days turned into weeks

We made it to the border, but they didn't let us through

They just locked us up, and took my daughter, there was nothing I could do

And I could not understand why the guards hated us so

but when you’re not chopping that hate down, you're just helping that hate grow

They kept us separated

The weeks turned into months

Sometimes I thought I heard my daughter cry, sometimes I thought I heard a gun

Then one day I got sick, but there were not any beds

I shivered through a fever in a room that smelled like death

And all the time all I wondered why they did not let us go

but when you’re not chopping that shit down, you're just helping that shit grow Well apples look like apples so now here's a little quiz

When Trump quotes Mussolini what do you really think that is?

And the klan drives a pickup truck right through a peaceful crowd

Then maybe the problem's coming from the top and running down

And a child cries for her mother but these hearts and minds stay closed

When we're not chopping that hate down, we're just helping that hate grow When we're not chopping that hate down, we're just helping that hate grow


(ASCAP # 907390001)

Recorded in Mexico City at La Bestia Studios by Juan Victor Belisario Figuera

Music and lyrics by Benjamin Adair Murphy ASCAP (464341364) Watery Grave Music ASCAP (396517127)


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