Not In My Backyard

from by Kurt Fortmeyer

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"Pete Seeger meets Bob Seger at Jimmy Buffett's houseboat..."
A timely song about the state of the U.S. economy.

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NOT IN MY BACKYARD
(Kurt Fortmeyer/Neal Guinane)

I hear tell they think they're doing well
Up on Wall Street in New York
But that's so not the view I've got
Out here on my porch
Dog's running rabbits through the weeds
Growing up around a truck that hasn't cranked in days
I ain't sweating at no factory job
Just setting up here in the shade

I've got no reason for leaving here anyway
It don't matter if that truck won't start
Somebody somewhere is making hay
Just not in my backyard

They closed the textile mills in Caroline
And the steel mills in PA
You'll only get connected to some Indian guy
If you pick up the phone to complain
Big boxes killed off the Mom & Pops
China owns the American Dream
The King of Beers belongs to Belgium now
There ain't no local economy

I've got no reason for leaving here anyway
It don't matter if that truck won't start
Somebody somewhere is making hay
Just not in my backyard

How they sleep at night the devil knows
And he shipped my job off to Mexico
I hear the money's good if you're a CEO
But a working man's got nowhere to go

I've got no reason for leaving here anyway
It don't matter if that truck won't start
Somebody somewhere is making hay
Just not in my backyard
Yeah somebody somewhere is making hay
Just not in my backyard

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from One More Night In Nashville, released January 21, 2014
Recorded at River Front Recording in Madison, Tennessee.
Produced by Kurt Fortmeyer & Pat Lassiter.
Executive producer: Red Wigglers

KURT FORTMEYER - vocals, harmonica
PAT LASSITER (Tracy Lawrence) - bass
TREY WARD - acoustic guitar
DAVID TILLEY - electric guitar
MIKE HOLMES (Michael Martin Murphey) - piano, B3
WILLIAM ELLIS (Montgomery Gentry) - drums
JOE CAVERLEE (Tracy Lawrence) - backing vocals

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