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2004-08-19
Clemson, S.C. "We Don't Need A Wal-Mart" Song Helps Raise Funds

Carla Ulbrich calls herself a "Professional Smart Aleck." A singer and songwriter, she didn't think a Wal-Mart superstore in her hometown of Clemson, South Carolina was a very "smart" idea. So she cowrote the song below as a fund-raiser to help the Citizens for Responsible Growth raise funds to fight the monster. The lyrics to "We Don't Need a Wal-Mart" are printed below:

We Don't Need a Wal-Mart
co-written and sung with Bob Malone

12 miles to the East a Wal-Mart sets
12 miles to the North another one yet
12 miles to the South that’s right you bet
That's why I say we don’t need a Wal-Mart

We don’t need a Wal-Mart I’d rather have trees and grass
I’d rather have a hemherroid or an algebra class
They got no scruples They got no class
We don’t need a Wal Mart They can kiss my — butt

So we said hey Wal-Mart We don’t want you
We won’t rezone they said “Oh yeah we’ll sue”
So now we got 3 lawyers all getting their due
Thank you Wal-Mart, that’s mighty neighborly of you

We don’t need a Wal-Mart in our community
The best things in life aren’t cheap they’re free
We could do without the pleasure of this kind of company
We don’t need a Wal-Mart in this locality

A store so big you got to have a map
Aisles and aisles of cheap imported crap
It’s what some folks like to call progress
I call it proof that sometimes more is less

Don’t really have to think too hard
About whether I want one in my backyard
118 towns already said no
We’d also like to tell you where not to go

We don’t need a Wal-Mart We already got three
How many big-ass ugly grey buildings with a red stripe do we really need
I wish Sam was alive so he could hear me I’d say
I’d rather have a frontal lobotomy than a Wal-Mart in front of me

What you can do: To order a copy of Carla Ulbrich's CD "We Don't Need A Wal-Mart" to play at your next anti-sprawl meeting, go to www.carlau.com/lyrics/walmart.html










 
 
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