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In an era of divisiveness and exclusion, I felt a song of acceptance and inclusion was in order.

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Get Out

Every time I go out travellin'
to a different area code
It strikes me that folks there feel the same way I feel when I'm home
It can be kind of tricky, trying to navigate the globe
When no one wants to see you comin', and they're glad to see you go...

They say, "Get out - I don't like strangers. You don't look like me, you don't talk like me
you don't come from where I'm from. Ain't no doubt - your life's in danger. Get on out the same way you got here, and go back where you belong."

Now, the place I choose to hang my hat is sure a pretty part of Earth,
it's got rocks and trees and animals, and rivers, lakes and ...dirt.
I admit I get a bit possessive when too many folks come marchin' in -
it makes me want to grab my rifle, and make them go back home again.

I say, "Get out - I don't like strangers. You don't look like me, you don't talk like me
you don't come from where I'm from. Ain't no doubt - your life's in danger. Get on out the same way you got here, and go back where you belong."
Now, I guess I've been around the block a half a time or two
and it's got me thinking I should change a few things that I do.
And I recall, somebody told me once in a faded memory -
that I should probably try to treat folks the way I'd like them to treat me.
So, from here on out when some funny-lookin' stranger comes to town -
I'll resist the urge to shoot 'em - and turn my frown upside-down.
Of course, it's all for selfish reasons that I'll be acting so nice and sweet -
So as when I travel someplace else those folks wont shoot at me.

I'll say, "Come on in! It's good to know you. You don't look like me, you don't talk like me, say -
where the hell you from? And what's that like? Now let me show you -
why I like it here, now lets have a beer and see if we can get along."

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from People never seem to amaze me, released May 24, 2017

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