Don't Get Me Started - By Rodney Crowell










This is from Rodney Crowell's Newest album called The Outsider.


We ran into trouble scaming for oil

The whole Middle East is coming to a boil

It's the Muslims and Kurds bedouin herds

Palestinians and Arabs and Jews in the news

It's too much to keep up with, it'll jangle your head

The whole situation running way in the red


I said, don't get me started

I like is not bend your ear

Don't get me started

I just want to make one thing clear


I was born in America and I'm proud of that fact

I wish the rest of the world would get off our back

But these slick politicians, man, you got to admit

Seem as crazy as bed bugs and they don't give one wit

About a man on the street with his back to the wall

Who can't find a quarter for to make a phone call

Meanwhile back in Washington, champagne will flow

Tell that to a homeless man with no where to go


I said, don't get me started

I came into this bar to unwind

Don't get me started

I like is not speak my mind


The rich corporations have turned a deaf ear

They don't care who goes hungry, they made that much clear

You see the trouble with people is we want to believe

But they can't turn a profit without tricks up their sleeves

It's the roofers and truckers, the working class suckers

The firemen and teachers, the soldiers and preachers

Who shoulder the blows, it comes and it goes

A six trillion dollar debt

You pay through the nose


I said, don't get me started

I'm a drag when I've had a few drinks

Oh, don't get me started

I don't care what anyone thinks

'Cause it makes me angry


East Timors genocide to the core

The Indonesian legions come and give 'em what for

When the coalition army doesn't come to your aid

You might as well face it there's no money to be made

I had a dream last night I was Secretary of Defense

And I came to the conclusion war doesn't make any sense

Yeah, but nobody heard me when I tried to rescind it

There were too many people that just didn't want to end it


I said, don't get me started

You never know when I might stop

Don't get me started

We both need to just let this thing drop

Don't get me started

Don't get me started, not now

Don't get me started

'Cause it makes me angry


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