Hard Times In The Country (Since We Sold The Farm)

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I tried to play an old folksong,
I couldn't play it right and I got the words wrong,
but the cops burst in and they hauled me off to jail,
for copyright infringement, oh I might hurt the sales

It's a hard times in the country, since we sold the farm

So I went to the judge and I pleaded my case,
pointed to my leaders who were thieves just the same,
the judge might have sympathized with what I expressed,
then he received the verdict via federal express

Oh it's a hard times in the country, since we sold the farm

So they sent me to prison, yeah they put me in a cage,
I work all day and I barely get paid,
Not much different than my life before,
but I get the room free, don't need to take the subway no more

It's a hard time in the country, since we sold the farm

Well a few years later they let me out of there,
but now I got a beard and too much hair,
I don't look like myself, my license is expired,
I'd get it renewed if I could prove I was alive,

It's a hard times in the country, since we sold the farm

I tried looking up to see the sky,
Four thirty-two Park Ave was blocking my eye,
I heard they designed it off an old trash can,
I guess that explains who's living there...

It's a hard time in the country, since we sold the farm

I was in the city when I heard the news,
the press picked a president, nothing I could do,
heard the whole thing was "all locked up",
Election Day tomorrow, don't bother showing up

It's a hard times in the country, since we sold the farm

I find myself stuck in old New York Town,
walk in other folks tracks and mimicking their sounds,
I reckon this town is the same as before,
but the rents come due and we owe a little more

It's a hard time in the country, since we sold the farm

Just last night another madman struck,
fifty more Souls, out of luck,
I can't see an end in sight...
well I wonder where my country is tonight

It's a hard times in the country, since it bought the farm

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from Kind Old Soul (Not Me), released September 11, 2016
Based on Hard Times In New York Town by Bob Dylan based on Hard Times On Millie's Farm by The Bently Boys

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