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Bob Dylan – Maggie's Farm lyrics

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
No, I aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
Well, I wake up in the morning
Fold my hands and pray for rain
I got a head full of ideas
That are drivin' me insane
It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
No, I aint gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
Well, he hands you a nickel
He hands you a dime
He asks you with a grin
If you're havin' a good time
Then he fines you every time you slam the door
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother more.

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
No, I aint gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
Well, he puts his cigar
Out in your face just for kicks
His bedroom window
It is made out of bricks
The National Guard stands around his door
Ah, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more.

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more
Well, when she talks to all the servants
About man and God and law
Everybody says
She's the brains behind pa
She's sixty-eight, but she says she's twenty-four
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more.

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
I aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
Well, I try my best
To be just like I am
But everybody wants you
To be just like them
They say sing while you slave and I just get bored
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.



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    It's political. Working for maggie is being a little boy, doing what you're told to do and doing what your mother taught you.
    Maggie's brother is 'big brother' the government watching you and taxing you no matter what you do. With a smile (just like a politician).
    Maggie's pa is the 'military service', going through boot camp and "brain washing". Of course his window is made out of bricks, he can only see what he's told to see. And get's off on the power because that's all he has.
    Maggie's ma is the church. Preaching about how we should live our lives. "separate church and state" is a falsehood. Which is why he says "she's the brains behind pa". Please, what the hell was "don't ask, don't tell"?
    Maggie's farm is "the land", this country. He's all set, doesn't want to be a part of this repetitive bologna that we call a "democracy". It's a republic and unless we take control of this "obscene abuse of power", then this is all we can expect. And great people like you, me, and the great bob dylan are going to walk away from it all.
    Peace, and power to the people!
    -pineapplebetty.
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