Safe Environment

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dedicated to the Westport neighborhood
in midtown KC,
once a really cool place to hang out.
The sound FX at the end was to cover up
the name of an association
with whom I was disappointed.
I have less confidence now in free
speech than I did even then, but
maybe someday I'll find the version
without the edit.



A safe enviromnent's
comin' to you,
we're gonna cage up America
just like the zoo
'cuz we're appointin'
ourselves your dad,
and we've got leverage
he never had,
'cuz we just passed
a law against you
look it up, follks,
it's called curfew

Well, now that we're in
the summer season,
a-don'tcha go out
with no good reason,
don't get mad,
it's just routine,
don't act like your
nose ain't clean,
and, by the way,
there's a dollar due,
yeah, you get to help
finance us, too!

Why you call us hypocrites?
No, I never went through this,
but we don't mind it if you do,
I feel safer - who asked you?
No one wants to
hear you whine,
so get on home
or get in line!

These ain't your streets, anyway,
they gave Westport to the (edit)


from Radio Caroline, released December 31, 2006



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Moe Shinola Kansas City, Missouri

Denizen of midtown Kansas City, Missouri. Guitarist, singer-songwriter, home recordist, member of the Potlickers(Old-timey fiddle, classic rock covers, originals).
University of Missouri-Kansas City graduate, cancer survivor, coffee-lover, aspiring poet, arts & culture follower, podcaster.
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