lifeblood: songs: lyrics: long ride


come on
we all want to go there
rev it up
close it down
fill it up
til we're senseless
escape the loneliness and anger
lose the compass that god gave ya
take the bait and let violence claim ya
forget the work that comes with changes
i know you want to let go of the reins here
but its gonna be a long ride
hang on my friend i know i get it
its gonna be a long ride

were you're down at the food pantry
(were you down)
the lines of this growing longer every day
did you listen to their stories
(did you hear)
no job no medicine
no food to eat
an epidemic of inequality
and a
a pandemic raging
come on
we all want to go there
rev it up
close it down
fill it up
til we're senseless
escape the loneliness and anger
lose the compass that god gave ya
take the bait and let violence claim ya
forget the work that comes with changes
i know you want to let go of the reins here
but its gonna be a long ride
hang on my friend i know i get it
its gonna be a long ride
hang on my friend i know i get it
its gonna be a long ride

were you're down at city hall
raising a fist against the racist toll
don't you think its time to reparate
for the infected blankets
the laws that harbor hate
do you dream of the beloved community
so sing songs of freedom
come on
we all wanna to go there
(we all wanna)
rev it up
(to go there)
close it down
fill it up
til we're senseless
(senseless)
escape the loneliness and anger
(lonely angry)
lose the compass that god gave ya

look at the kids unsure of the future
leading the marches
waking the culture
up from the opiate of slumber
don't you want to be in that number

don't take the bait and let violence claim ya
don't forget the work that comes with changes
you know we can't let go of the reins here
but its gonna be a long ride
hang on my friend i know i get it
(its gonna be a long ride)
its gonna be a long ride
hang on my friend i know i get it
(its gonna be a long ride)
its gonna be a long ride
hang on my friend i said i get it
(its gonna be a long ride)
its gonna be a long ride

words and music by amy ray and emily saliers


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