From the recording CD: Lumbering Mountain

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Modern Progress (Solo 42521)

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“Modern Progress”
Music and Lyric by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Copyright 1995/2019 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)
URL: http://www.chetnichols.net
Email: chet@chetnichols.net
Email: MagicGarageMusic@protonmail.com
Email: ChetNichols@me.com
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VERSE 1.
Off in the distance and thru the mist
The towers beam the messages no one can resist
And along the lazy river where we used to play
Sits a gambling boat
They’ve built more storage lockers and more motels
‘Cause no one is at home any more to ring the dinner bell
And the topsoil of dreams is being carried away
Flowing downstream

CHORUS
Ooo, that’s modern progress
But, down below the haze
The population’s in a daze
Ooo,,Ooo, that’s modern progress
Oh, but, Lord, when will we ever learn

VERSE 2.
Out on the hills the rigs nod up and down
To squeeze the oil that’s buried below the Texas towns
They fuel the mini power plants that drive us to the grave
Thru the smoky air
And the semis on the interstate slide in and out of lanes
Moving dreams to marketplace lit up like circus trains
Because someone’s found a way to stuff 10 pounds of scrap
Into a two pound bag

Repeat CHORUS

BRIDGE
Out on the desert red lights climb the grade
They’re all fighting for the parking spot that has a little shade
Everyone’s in a hurry to be leading the parade
To the shopping malls, to get the latest upgrade

Repeat CHORUS
To take it slow, give a little slack
Give one another what we want given back
When will we ever learn
When will we ever
Oh, will we ever learn

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Copyright © 1995/2019 ® by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)

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