Keepin People Out

from by Steve Gates

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lyrics

Keepin’ People Out
When I was young I hated the union
(Keepin’ people out by keeping people in)
See ‘em on the street say what are you doin’?
(Keepin’ people out by keeping people in)
The NDP says they got my back but they all live in the city and drive a Cadillac
Now I’m old and safe and I’m part of the problem
Keepin’ people out by keeping people in

Now I went down to the united nations
(keepin’ people out by keeping people in)
They was tryin’ to decide what to do with the Hatians
(keepin’ people out by keeping people in)
Drop cherry blossoms from planes in the sky
An’ we’ll starve ‘em all to death with apple pie
Then we’ll privatize the mail, hospital and jail
‘Cause we’re keepin’ people out by keeping people in

Back when I was young on the schoolyard playin’
(Keepin’ people out by keeping people in)
I was in peter’s little gang when a bully came chasin’
(Keepin’ people out by keeping people in)
The bully went down when peter stepped in
He looked me in the eyes and said, “you’re lucky you’re in.”
Not a truer sentence ever been heard by my big ears
Keepin’ people out by keeping people in

When I went to heaven I met saint peter
Said if I had your job you wouldn’t get in neither
I could run this place more better than you
I’d send’em all south in a big canoe
But when I got to heaven they wouldn’t take me neither
‘Cause they was keepin’ people out by keeping people in

When I got to heaven they wouldn’t take me neither
‘Cause I was keepin’ people out by keeping people in

credits

from A Bee In Her Mouth, released February 28, 2012
guitar, harmonica, voice: steve
voices: steve, steve h, jordi, kris, shal

bass: steve h
drums: jordi

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Steve Gates Halifax, Nova Scotia

Recorded in a makeshift studio in a Halifax apartment and produced by John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliott Brood), “A Bee In Her Mouth” is Steve Gates’ debut full-length record. Recording started the day after a public talk given by Daniel Lanois during which he inspired his listeners to be reckless and trust themselves in the studio. The result is a record that is ragged and beautiful. ... more

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