Motherland (Baez Joan)

Where in the hell can you go Far from the things that you know Far from the sprawl of concrete that keeps crawling It's way about 1,000 miles a day Take one last look behind Commit this to memory and mind And don't miss this wasteland This terrible place When you leave Keep your heart off your sleeve Motherland cradle me Close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep Keep me safe, lie with me Stay beside me don't go, don't go, don't you go Oh, my five and dime queen Tell me what have you seen? The lust and the avarice, the bottomless Cavernous greed, is that what you see? Motherland cradle me Close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep Keep me safe, lie with me Stay beside me don't go, don't go It's your happiness I want most of all And for that I'd do anything at all, oh, mercy me If you want the best of it or the most of all If there's anything I can do at all Now come on shot gun bride What makes me envy your life? Faceless, nameless, innocent and blameless And free, what's that like to be? Oh, motherland cradle me Close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep Keep me safe, lie with me Stay beside me don't go, don't go Motherland cradle me Close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep Keep me safe, lie with me Stay beside me don't go, don't go Don't you go