Warren Haynes Beat Down The Dust

He said “man, there’s got to be a plan

There’s always been a plan and

What’s happening ain’t right

And we can’t let go of our power

‘Cause we’re rich and we’re straight and we’re white

Content with our sins

But don’t you go calling us selfish

Comfortable in our own skin

As long as it doesn’t touch anyone else’s

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it dragging us down

Can’t have it clinging to us

Can’t have it turning us brown”

He said “Man has always been the man

And that’s always been the way it should be

And they don’t need to understand

As long as we make them

Believe that they’re free

And keep everyone scared

That something’s being taken away

That’s the only way to keep

Things ‘Back in the day'”

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it dragging us down

Can’t have it clinging to us

Can’t have it turning us brown

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it rising you see

Time to beat down the dust

Keep it off [?] you and me

And when the day finally comes

We’ll be so far away

They’ll never know what we stole

It’ll be all hidden away

And we can supply our own energy

God knows we own enough companies

Maybe even start our own country

Where all rich, white men are free

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it dragging us down

Can’t have it clinging to us

Can’t have it turning us brown

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it rising you see

Time to beat down the dust

Keep it off [?] you and me