Larimer Street

Lyrics: Utah Phillips 
Music: Fraser McGill, Drew Mayo, Kristen Vandling & Colin Hall

Your bulldozers rolling through my part of town
The iron ball swings and knocks it all down
You knocked down my old haunts and you knocked down my bars
And black-topped it over just to park all your cars

Old Maxie the tailor is closing his doors
There's nothing left to sell in the secondhand stores
You knocked down my pawn shop and the big Harbor Lights
And the old Chinese cafe that was open all night

Where will I go? 
Where will I stay?
Because you knocked down the old roads where we used to play
And I'll flag a fast rattler and I'll ride it on down
Because they're pushing the people out of this town

You ran out the hookers who worked on the street
And built a big club where the playboys can meet
My bookie joint closed when your cops made a raid
But you built a new hall for the stock market trade

These little storekeepers they don't stand a chance
With the big uptown bankers calling the dance
With their suit-and-tie restaurants all owned by Greeks
And the counterfeit hippies and their plastic boutiques

Where will I go? 
Where will I stay?
You knocked down the old haunts where we used to play
I'll flag a fast rattler and I'll ride it on down
Well they're pushing the people out of this town

Now I'm finding out now there's just one kind of war
The one going on between the rich and the poor
And I don't know a lot about what you call class
But the upper and middle can all kiss my ass

Where will I go? 
Where will I stay?
You knocked down the old haunts where we used to play
I'll flag a fast rattler and I'll ride it on down
Well they're pushing the people out of this town