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Dan Bern - Sammy's Bat

Song Lyrics

I had a dream and I had a dream and I had a dream right now
Somethin’ bout Guantanamo Bay and somethin’ bout all these cows
I had a dream and I had a dream and I had a dream right now
Somethin’ bout Guantanamo Bay and somethin’ bout all these cows

Abraham and Jesus and Mohammed all came down
Said there was a meeting down in Bat Sheba town
Abraham was detained, his passport not in order
Said you got no papers to get across the border

Jesus had no money, his entry was refused
He became a soldier, a killer for the Jews
Mohammed still had one chance, to try to help save us
But just as he was coming, they blew up Mohammed's bus

I had a dream and I had a dream and I had a dream right now
Somethin’ bout Guantanamo Bay and somethin’ bout all them cows
I had a dream and I had a dream and I had a dream right now
Somethin’ bout Guantanamo Bay and somethin’ bout all them cows

The chariots arrived and the roadmap was set down
They searched every house and everyone in town
Buildings exploded, fire fell like rain
The seas were burning, and the great winds came
Call now all your prophets, and your prophet's sons
Go down to the water, say a prayer if you have one

I had a dream and I had a dream and I had a dream right now
Somethin’ bout Guantanamo Bay and somethin’ bout all these cows
I had a dream and I had a dream and I had a dream right now
Somethin’ bout Guantanamo Bay and somethin’ bout all these cows

The devil made his meeting, he ran unopposed
The devil got his wishes while we watched TV and dozed
The devil made the talk shows and lit the Olympic flame
The devil threw the first ball out at the All-Star Game
The devil was a diplomat, the devil was a CEO
The devil remembered your first name, the devil was a pro

I had a dream and I had a dream and I had a dream right now
Somethin’ bout Guantanamo Bay and somethin’ bout all these cows

The Holy Roman Empire was brought down to its knees
By trying to bring the empire across the seven seas
There's a time for love and there's a time for war
And there's a time for looting guns from the liquor store
There's a time for revolution, Thomas Jefferson said that
There's a time for playing by the rules and a time to cork your bat

I had a dream and I had a dream and I had a dream right now
Somethin’ bout Guantanamo Bay and somethin’ bout all these cows

CDs

These lyrics are on the following CD(s):

My Country II (2004)
My Country II

Amazon.com link

   

1. President
2. Sammy's Bat
3. Tyranny
4. Ostrich Town
5. After The Parade
6. My Country II
7. The Torn Flag
8. Bush Must Be Defeated


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