Bill Burnett

Bill Burnett

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Pop - Alternative | Altadena, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,668   
Member Since: 2007
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Song Description

Kick ass rocker, danceable, anti-government, anti big business, anti war, determined to change things.


© 2004 By Bill Burnett

When I turned 21 my daddy said to me
You're a man now son you got responsibility
To put food on the table for your family
You can't let them birds just sit there in the tree
You gotta beat the bushes
Make the birds fly
Beat the bushes
Make 'em take to the sky
Don't give me your lazy bones shuck and jive
You gotta beat the bushes if you want to survive

Gotta beat the bushes
Gotta beat the bushes

Now I live in the center of an urban sprawl
Between the eight lane freeway and the mega mall
My factory closed they had to let me go
And they gave my pension to the CEO
I gotta beat the bushes
To find a new job
Beat the bushes
I don't want to be a slob
Look at me now pushin' 55
I got to beat the bushes just to stay alive

Gotta Beat the Bushes
Gotta Beat the Bushes

Well, I got no health care no money in the bank
And I can't afford to fill my tank
And I know when my chain's bein' yanked
And I got a good idea who I got to thank

Cause my teenage daughter's fightin' in Iraq
Gotta Beat the Bushes
And there ain't no tellin when she's comin' back
Gotta Beat the Bushes
Worse has come to worst and push has come to shove
If I'm gonna protect the ones I love
I gotta beat the Bushes
Beat the Bushes
I gotta Beat the Bushes
Beat the Bushes
We gotta Beat the Bushes
Beat the Bushes
We gotta Beat the Bushes
We gotta Beat the Bushes if we want to survive

Song Length
Rock - Classic
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Outraged, Stressed

Subject Matter
Anger, Determination

Similar Artists
Bruce Springsteen, John Cougar Mellencamp

Lyric Credits Bill Burnett
Music Credits Bill Burnett
Producer Credits Keith WEchsler
Performance Credits Bill Burnett and the Americans