Old North State [NC] (For Sen. Burr from Folkstar)

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Old North State by Folkstar (folkstar.net)

"Old North State" was written for a project called "100 Songs for 100 Senators" organized by songwriter Jonathan Mann. The basic premise is this: rally together 100 songwriters, 2 from each state, to write a song for each senator holding him or her accountable for the actions of the incoming presidential administration. Our contribution was written for Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina. We live in a beautiful state, but we need to work hard to keep it that way.

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℗ © Karmic Fury Records (ASCAP)

Old North State (lyrics)

Come for the sand and sea
Stay for the bigotry
Oh that’s not what we want them to think about us
So stand up and say we’re better
Because we’re better than that

Explore the mountainsides
But only if you’re male and white
But we all pay taxes and some are afraid
So please fix the mess that has been made

We don’t stand for hate
In the Old North State
And we’re counting on you
To tell the President
That we all need a leader
Who’s going to make sense
Protect the place that we love
Protect the people we love

Art, music, and scenery
It’s all here for you and me
But drilling and fracking, destroying the dunes
Will cause us to crash and burn real soon
We’re counting on you

We don’t stand for hate
In the Old North State
And we’re counting on you
To tell the President
That we all need a leader
Who’s going to make sense
Protect the place that we love
Protect the people we love

This place should be safe for black and white
Men and women we all have rights
We walk out the door and are bullied and shamed
Are you proud we’re the home of the KKK?
What do you say?

We don’t stand for hate
In the Old North State
And we’re counting on you
To tell the President
That we all need a leader
Who’s going to make sense
Protect the place that we love
Protect the people we love
Protect the nation we love
Protect everything that we love

credits

from 100 Senators, track released January 20, 2017
Kim Dicso - vocals, acoustic guitar
Sue Cag - acoustic guitar, bass, drums
Written and produced by Kim Dicso and Sue Cag of Folkstar
℗ © Karmic Fury Records (ASCAP)

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