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TRO-Essex Music Group
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Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.
(Administered by BMG Chrysalis)
Attn: Gregg Barron
6100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #1600,
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Sanga Music Group
(Administered by Bicycle Music)
449 South Beverly Drive, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 
T: 310-286-6600
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Michael Goldsen Music, Inc.
6124 Selma Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068


MCA Music Publishing
c/o Universal Music, Inc
2440 Sepulveda Boulevard, #100
Los Angeles, CA 90064


 

 

Ease My Revolutionary Mind
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Tom Morello

Night is here again, baby,
I'm stretched out on my bed
Seeing all kinds of crazy notions
Running through my head;

I need a progressive woman;
I need an awfully liberal woman;
Ain't no reactionary baby
Can ease my revolutionary mind.

One hand is on my pillow
One hand is on my head,
I see a million nightmares
Tearing around inside my head;

I need a progressive woman
I need an awfully liberal woman
I need a social conscious woman
To ease my revolutionary mind.

If I could only make you see, babe,
I ache and pain and bleed,
I know you'd come a runnin'
If you blistered both your feet.

I need a progressive woman;
I need an awful liberal woman;
I need an open minded mama
To ease my revolutionary mind.

If you could see me here, baby,
Broke out with salty sweat;
No matter where you go I know
You never could forget

I need a progressive woman;
I need a liberal thinking woman;
I need an open hearted mama
To ease my revolutionary mind.

I ain't no lumpen proletariat,
And I ain't no petty bourgeoisie
But I'm gonna be a cold corpse
If you don't run here to me

I need a progressive shipmate;
I need a liberous nature lover,
But no reactionary female
Can ease my revolutionary mind.

If you're a republican or a democrat,
Or a white hood Ku Klux Klan,
No use to ring my doorbell
'Cause I'll never be your man

I want a union working woman
I want a progressive liberous woman,
I want a nice progressive mama
To ease my revolutionary mind.

 


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & Nightwatchman Music (Administered by Wixen)
Available on:
Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center
Various Artists
This Track Performed by Tom Morello

 

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