Things Are Different (a song)

I went walking down a city street.
Saw people stand on each other's feet,
Buying and selling, push and shove,
Too damn greedy to think about love.
Doodle Dee Doo Doo
Dum De Dum Dum
Things are different where I come from.
We wake up loving at first sunshine.
We do other things if we ever have time.
Went to a super-store looking for food.
Such pretty packages must be good.
Additives, preservatives, chemicals, dyes
Fill your stomach with a bunch of lies.
Doodle Dee Doo Doo
Dum De Dum Dum
Things are different where I come from.
If you farm with the soil and the sun and the rain
You'll nourish your body and feed your brain.
People go 'round tied up in knots,
Using recordings instead of thoughts,
Passing on the put-downs, feeling alone,
Hurting inside with a face of stone.
Doodle Dee Doo Doo
Dum De Dum Dum
Things are different where I come from.
We know how to hug and we know how to cry.
One discharges while the other stands by.
In a little while I'll have to go
Back to that mixed-up world, I know.
They'll ask me what I'm so damned happy about
And I think I'll give them a great big shout and sing
Doodle Dee Doo Doo
Dum De Dum Dum
Things are different where I come from.
Something's got started and it won't stop
'Til the whole blamed world's one big workshop.

Harvey Jackins
from Zest Is Best

 


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