Take The South

 

They come from places like Detroit and Columbus

And theyíre welcomed here in our fair cities

But donít try to throw us onto your bus

Cause where youíre going to donít look fun to me

 

We let our colleges get filled with professors

Saying everything we say is said wrong

We let the Yankees all complain about us

While their forecast was taking us on

 

Take the south back and start with Atlanta

Itís the only right thing to do

And the next time they come Ďround the mountain

Weíll wait near the Chattahoochee for you

 

Thereís a story about a man up in New York

Who had a plan to help us understand

How the world spun around and the sun worked

But he didnít like our red necked tan

 

Iím sure that guy was all well intended

Tryin to educate the hay seed down south

But with all he brought here to learn us

We couldnít understand a word from his mouth

 

Take the south back and start with Savannah

Weíll be sure to burn a fire for you

Watch the ditch on your way out of Bama

Crimson mud will be all over your shoes

 

They bought our houses and our land for their business

We took their dollars with a smile on our face

They think thatís the way theyíre going to reconstruct us

Their privilege is only our grace

 

As I walk on down the road I get thinking

About Mt Pilot and Mayberry

And the boys all down at the station

And the northerners that are wannabees

 

Take the south back letís start with up in Nashville

Close the rhinestone mines for a spell

Leave Ďem on their own in Australia

No more dime store cowboys to sell

 

We sent a rocket to the moon built in Huntsville

Weíre still eating peaches in Macon

Took care of lots of business in Memphis

And Hogzilla made a big pile of bacon

 

Thereís a web of cotillion in Charlotte

In Doraville thereís a champagne jam

Southern Tracks are still making a difference

And who the hell says Athens ainít worth a damn?

 

Take the south back from Mobile to Jackson

With the way we think the way that we do

Just so they never say that we gave nothing

Letís load Ďem down and send them on with the Truth

 

Thereís a beauty in the country thatís home here

You can laugh about the cars on the lawn

But if we donít know your pa youíre a stranger

Enjoy your stay here but please keep moviní on

 

You see the south ainít a place itís a mindset

And weíre thinking that itís been too long

Since the thought of us is only in hindsight

So weíre going to wring it out in a song

 

Take the south back and start with Atlanta

Itís the only right thing to do

And the next time they come Ďround the mountain

We wait near the Chattahoochee for you

 

Take the south back and start with Savannah

Weíll be sure to burn a fire for you

Watch the ditch on your way out of Bama

Crimson mud will be all over your shoes