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The 5:15 to the Promised Land

Milwaukee musician John Sieger offers a sketch and a song as commentary on the current state of affairs in Wisconsin.

He says he didn't write it this week, but it fits:

I just stumbled across this tune from last fall that feels prescient. I had no idea Walker would win or that he would attempt to undo any and all socially forward programs, but something must have been whispering in my ear. See you in Madison Saturday.

Hope he performs it at the rally.

You can listen on his blog.

The 5:15 To The Promised Land Count your blessings on one finger — still your'e doin' all right There's others who don't have a match — to scratch against the night Talk about yourself watch what you say — cause you ain't doin' so bad Your worst day might be the best  — some sorry soul has had The train is gone — They sold the tracks The 5:15 to the promised land — they cancelled that Down where the rubber meets the road — They're braking hard and fast There ain't much tread left on this tire — This good year it can't last And Big Daddy he can't help you now — He's got his own set of woes The gravy boat made him so big — He can't even see his toes The train is gone — They sold the tracks The 5:15 to the promised land — they cancelled that What's a man supposed to — do with his worthless time Drag you it to the scrapyard — They might give you a dime But a dime won't buy you coffee — like it did in those dustbowl days They'll set you up with a glass of water —then they'll send you on your way They'll send you on your way The train is gone — They sold the tracks The 5:15 to the promised land — they cancelled that The train is gone — They stole the tracks The 5:15 to the promised land — they cancelled that © 2011 John Sieger

Published

March 11, 2011 - 3:18pm

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