Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

I Come From a Country

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1966 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1994.

I come from a country
Where ev'ryone's happy,
If a million or so are out of joint,
That's not to the point.

I come from a country
That's cozy and comfy,
If a million have lives that go bare,
So who gives a care.

They're shoved out of sight where no one can see,
Cause everyone's head is stuck
In his T.V.

I come from a country
Where everything's lovely
What evil there is about the place
Has a familiar face.

I come from a country
That's flowing with bounty
With young men a plenty and to spare
All over everywhere.

They're shoveled away to an overseas war
While everyone's busy with
Buying a car.

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