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    MARRIOTT, U.S.A.
    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    My name is Chaffey, I'm from Marriott, U.S.A.
    I'm a high school graduate and I'm looking for a way
    To chase my future down and lay it at my feet
    So I can answer all the questions of my old friends on the street
    I lie awake at night and I think about the years
    The petty victories and all the hidden tears
    And about the girl I love who had to set me free
    She said she'd never marry anyone ambitionless as me

    The Marriott Daily is delivered to my door
    It brings the outside in and I've seen it all before
    Though all my golden dreams and all my brazen schemes
    May scatter like a rainbow on an open sea
    Oh no, you won't find me staring down an M16
    You took my brother from the Marriott High School all-star team
    You took my brother from Marriott and from me

    My dad's made window shades for twenty-seven years
    He's had his share of laughter and an equal share of tears
    And I still live in the second room of my parent's hall
    My brother watches me from the stationary frame upon the wall
    Mom tends the garden and occasionally perms her hair
    She's not political, she sticks to her own affairs
    But they voted the cowboy in and they think he's doing fine
    He's created some very new and interesting, innovative lies

    And the Marriott Daily is delivered to my door
    It brings the outside in and I've seen it all before
    Though all my golden dreams and all my brazen schemes
    May scatter like a rainbow on the open sea
    Oh no, you won't find me staring down an M16
    You took my brother from the Marriott High School all-star team
    You took my brother from Marriott and from me

    We celebrated when they came home from Iran
    We tied a bunch of yellow ribbons on the van
    Drove into Marriott, went into church and prayed
    But secretly I asked the Lord if this is how heroes are made
    Speaking of heroes, a word about my dad
    Son of mine, take your time 'cause now you're all we have
    And if you refuse to go, I'll support you all the way
    And that will surely be a first for the folks in Marriott, U.S.A.

    And the Marriott Daily is delivered to my door
    It brings the outside in and I've seen it all before
    Though all my golden dreams and all my brazen schemes
    May scatter like a rainbow on an open sea
    Oh no, you won't find me staring down an M16
    You took my brother from the Marriott High School all-star team
    You took my brother from Marriott and from me

    © 1982 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP)


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