No Dividing Line


end of the summer in a city that's cold
all the freeways paved with fool's gold
I packed all my things & I'm going on down
five miles outside of this northern town
gonna pull up a bar stool sing a couple songs
won't mind one bit if you sing along
cause here with people who are nothing like me
is the warmest place I know how to be

(chorus)
singing "hey now come & bring your friends
so they'll be ours too before the party ends
if you're a little bit crazy or a little bit queer
well that's okay, it don't matter round here"
so if you don't mind gonna spend my time
where there's no red no blue no dividing line
where we all drink together & we all stand tall
where we're not so different after all

up on the stage drink & mic in my hand
I'm the new lead singer in an empty band
& out in the crowd I see military men
& cowboys, housewives, Republicans
everybody's got stories weighted down with care
by their third beer everybody shares
but would we be friends past the walls of this place
or just another hurdle in the human race?

(chorus)

last call shouted & the last song sung
as the lights go down hugging everyone
so thank you for coming & hearing my tunes
I'm sorry I can't say if I'll be back soon
but if I had the money & if I had the power
I'd take those men out of their ivory tower
& say "here are the humans you have labeled as wrong
shooting pool & drinking, singing country songs"

(chorus)

end of the summer in a city that's cold
all the freeways paved with fool's gold
I packed all my things & I'm going on down
five miles outside of this northern town

The best places in the world are the ones that make you feel at home,
while simultaneously reminding you that you're not the only sort of person out there.

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