Sunday, December 24, 2006

The War on 4 Tevet

I don't drive a Mercedes-Benz, and
I don't desire to own one
I'd sooner watch a flower grow than the latest from
Sylvester Stallone
I don't have me a country club membership
I ride the Greyhound bus
I don't have a cabin two hours north of here
I don't celebrate Christmas

But it's my country too
Sometimes I gotta remind myself
It's my country too
I pay my taxes
Vote on election day
I stop at stop signs
Just like you

--Dan Bern


  1. i love dan bern. did you know his sister is a cantor? we went to huc together. when she does yiddish songs, i love her even more than her brother :-)

    happy yom sheni

  2. I heard that "Jerusalem" was inspired by a trip to visit his sister at HUC, when he actually spent ten whole days in Jerusalem!