Birmingham

by Patty Larkin

Statue of Liberty
Outside of Birmingham
Stands by the highway
Raises its lily white hand
Boatloads of people
Rush to America's Birmingham

And you're damned if you do
And you're damned if you don't
So you get yourself a job
Just to take something home
Now there's food on the table
But nothing's left over
In Birmingham

Birmingham is
Just a place
Birmingham is
Just a place to be

And you're working for nothing
Making a living
Meanwhile the kingpins
Are making a killing
Boatloads of people
Are ready and willing
In Birmingham

We live on the edge
Of a brand new world order
Breaking down factories
Breaking down borders
The only surprise is
The dream's still alive
Down in Birmingham

Birmingham is
Just a place
Birmingham is
Just a place to be

The Statue of Liberty
Outside of Birmingham
Stands by the highway
And raises its lily white hand
To bless all who pass
The rush hour masses
Of Birmingham

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