Christmas In Washington Lyrics

Steve Earle


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Steve Earle
album: Track 1 in album El corazón
release date: 1997
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 4:59
assistant engineer: Patrick Earle
guitars: Steve Earle
harmonium: Steve Earle
mandola: Steve Earle
shakers: Ray Kennedy
mix: Ray Kennedy
recording: Ray Kennedy
lead vocals: Steve Earle
composer: Steve Earle
lyricist: Steve Earle

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It's Christmastime in Washington
The Democrats rehearsed
Gettin' into gear for four more years
Things not gettin' worse
The Republicans drink whiskey neat
And thanked their lucky stars
They said, 'He cannot seek another term
They'll be no more FDRs'

I sat home in Tennessee
Staring at the screen
With an uneasy feeling in my chest
And I'm wonderin' what it means

[Chorus]
So come back Woody Guthrie
Come back to us now
Tear your eyes from paradise
And rise again somehow
If you run into Jesus
Maybe he can help you out
Come back Woody Guthrie to us now

I followed in your footsteps once
Back in my travelin' days
Somewhere I failed to find your trail
Now I'm stumblin' through the haze
But there's killers on the highway now
And a man can't get around
So I sold my soul for wheels that roll
Now I'm stuck here in this town

[Chorus]

There's foxes in the hen house
Cows out in the corn
The unions have been busted
Their proud red banners torn
To listen to the radio
You'd think that all was well
But you and me and Cisco know
It's going straight to hell

So come back, Emma Goldman
Rise up, old Joe Hill
The barracades are goin' up
They cannot break our will
Come back to us, Malcolm X
And Martin Luther King
We're marching into Selma
As the bells of freedom ring

[Chorus]

Track Listing

  • 1 Christmas in Washington
  • 2 Taneytown
  • 3 If You Fall
  • 4 I Still Carry You Around
  • 5 Telephone Road
  • 6 Somewhere Out There
  • 7 You Know the Rest
  • 8 N.Y.C.
  • 9 Poison Lovers
  • 10 The Other Side of Town
  • 11 Here I Am
  • 12 Ft. Worth Blues