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How Can I Call This Home? - Lyrics

Today we honor those who honored us some fifty years ago.
Lose who gave life and limb for Georgia.
And suffered unimaginable degredation. But never defeat.
The men of Georgia,
and the women of Georgia have never been defeated...

I go to bed at night
Hoping when I wake
This will all be gone
Like it was just a dream
And I'll be home again
Back again in Brooklyn
Back with people who look like I do
And talk like I do
And think like I do
But then
The sun rises in Atlanta again...

These people make me tense
I live in fear they'll start a conversation
These people make no sense
They talk and I just stare and shut my mouth
It's like a foreign land
I didn't understand
That being Southern's not just being in the South
Whan I look out on all this
How can I call this Home?

These men belong in zoos

It's like they've never joined civilization

The Jews are not like Jews
I thought that Jews were Jews
But I was wrong

I thought I would be fine
But four years down the line
With ev'ry word it's very clear
I don't belong

I don't cuss, I don't drawl
So how can I call this home?

Home calls, and I'm free of the Southern breeze
Free of magnolia trees and endless sunshine!
Evermore lives the dream of Atlanta
But not mine!
Not mine

We stand together
In this great state of Georgia

A Yankee with a college education
Who by his own design
Is trapped inside the land
That time forgot

Strong and proud

I'm trapped inside this life
And trapped beside a wife
Who would prefer that I said "Howdy" not "Shalom"
Well I'm sorry Lucille
But I feel what I feel
And this place is surreal
So How can I call this home!

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