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Farm On The Freeway Lyrics

Artist: Jethro Tull
Album: Crest Of A Knave

Nine miles of two-strand topped with barbed wire
Laid by the father for the son.
Good shelter down there on the valley floor,
Down by where the sweet stream run.

Now they might give me compensation…
That's not what I'm chasing. I was a rich man before yesterday.
Now all I have got is a cheque and a pickup truck.
I left my farm on the freeway.

They're busy building airports on the south side…
Silicon chip factory on the east.
And the big road's pushing through along the valley floor.
Hot machine pouring six lanes at the very least.

They say they gave me compensation…
That's not what I'm chasing. I was a rich man before yesterday.
Now all I have left is a broken-down pickup truck.
Looks like my farm is a freeway.

They forgot they told us what this old land was for.
Grow two tons the acre, boy, between the stones.
This was no Southfork, it was no Ponderosa.
But it was the place that I called home.

They say they gave me compensation…
That's not what I'm chasing. I was a rich man before yesterday.
And what do I want with a million dollars and a pickup truck?
When I left my farm under the freeway.
Comments/Interpretations
by robert gegg santa margarita,ca on 5/24/2008 7:16pm
this song is average to me
by Richard Bicknell on 10/26/2008 12:50pm
So powerful
by gunshy9 on 2/11/2009 10:27am
great Tull song. after a few pints I almost teared-up listening to it one night.

Signed,

Tull fanatic
by nokly on 3/8/2009 3:55pm
it's very good than the anyother tull songs
by muchonada on 3/30/2009 4:42pm
hard to beat this song in the Tull music catalog, good message.... nice instrumental.
by noelly on 7/24/2009 2:01pm
what a creative reaching mind!!
by Abid on 2/19/2010 11:28pm
Great song! Sounds a bit like Dire Straits though
by Edgardo on 5/13/2011 10:45am
Un obra maravillosa y realista en su mensaje
by poetpiet on 8/15/2011 3:38am
check the guy jumpin about ... like the good pan image upholder he is

still, no clue as to what the roadman northern mercury god of commerce accomplished to beat all his competitors.

unluckily, nemrud turned him into jesus ... so on the worldly score Cernunnos was big fail ... quite as crumbly and lifeless are the statues that remain, give or take a few pagan artists like JT

nemrud's region sustains not a single blade of grass any longer and hasn't for ages.

fresh dust fed greenery .. inroads on the deserts and their confounded memes. It's for another aeon ... we lost this round.
by Clearlight on 1/30/2013 1:30am
I have a place by the river. I think about passing it to my daughter. It's 6 mile of dirt road to get there. I get choked up thinking about this beautiful place, with a highway running through it.
Pennsylvania
by kisor shrestha,nepal on 4/4/2014 8:21am
subalternity foregrounded! melody and
metaphysicts well embedded....
by DS on 8/19/2014 8:20pm
Great!


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