The South Will Rise Again, Again

from Antipathy & Ideology by Brian Woodbury

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written and arranged by Brian Woodbury

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R E F R A I N 1
The South will rise again,
Again like bile in the mouth
It never was far down
But then, it wasn’t just the South

V E R S E 1
For its bigotry’s contagious
It has spread throughout our land
This losing cause, this vile urge
We gag and retch, but cannot purge
Despite the flags and statues banned
It’s dormant in our guts
And ever close at hand

R E F R A I N 2
The South will rise again,
Again like bile in the mouth
It never was far down
But then, it wasn’t just the South

V E R S E 2
It will foil our reformations
Then consecrate its crime
And spoil what it can't achieve
And vanquished, still refuse to leave
Like sewage under ash and lyme
The rot of Johnny Reb
Will linger for all time

S H O R T R E F R A I N I N S T R

B R I D G E
We'll push it back and beat it
We'll challenge and defeat it
And keep it down as best we can
That is until such time as when
The South will rise again

S U M M A T I O N
And when finally all is said
The victors and their victims wed
Interwoven and inbred
This legacy still won't be dead
For underneath some future skies
In some cruel unexpected guise
With brand new scapegoats to despise
The South will rise again

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from Antipathy & Ideology, released December 28, 2020
BW: vocal, acoustic guitar, bass; Mark Hollingsworth: fifes; Jonathan Feinberg: field drums, etc.

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Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

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