Jersey

Last Farm

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Heidi Winzinger
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Heidi Winzinger

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We all know that sinking feeling when we drive by that farm we saw a thousand times quietly working away in agricultural production. Then one day, we drive by and there is a for sale sign and before you know it, they are building a development. This song was inspired specifically by a farm in Lumberton New Jersey, but it applies to any farm anywhere. Same sadness.

Lyrics

(note: this song is an updated version from the Snow Day CD version. I think this is the way the song should have been recorded in the first place. :-) ) Verse 1: The last farm in our town is goin’ down The auctioneer called til’ it was all gone Some of us made a fuss But they say “it’s just progress” Now there’s boxes in a row Where sweet corn used to grow The last farm in town is goin’ down Verse 2: The last farm in our town is goin’ down They’re clearin’ all the land and breakin’ ground Such is the farmer’s fate Right here, in the Garden State Now there’s no more rows to hoe If there ain’t no crops to grow The last farm in town is goin’ down Bridge: I wonder what becomes of this the land? If all the generations don’t take a stand Acre by acre it gets lost Under concrete foundations and black asphalt Verse 3: For the last farm in our town is goin’ down The woods falling off the old farm stand You’ll have to drive way out of this town To see a plow tillin’ the ground Cause the only crop around here Is cut with a riding John Deere The last farm in our town is goin; down
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