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Oh, Susquehanna! Defiance, Ohio The Great Depression C Am We walk at the paths at the banks of the mighty Susquehanna C Am with our feet made muddy by your tributaries that trickle their way to the Chesapeake. Am C It's like we follow I-83 down to harbor cities with strip malls and tar-mac Am C people swirling and teeming. It seemed so exciting, but now it seems like such a blight. C Am C Am I grew up near Kentucky's Mt. Zion C Am Road and all that was there was some old cemetery. Am C All I wanted [was] to be able to walk to the store. Am C Now I don't live there but there's too many stores, some apartments, and a Sunoco. C Am And I wonder, what did they do with the bodies? C Am Oh, Susquehanna! C Am C Am And I miss that place behind my house where I hiked and climbed and played C Am where I ditched this noisy century or just hid out from the decade. Am C M-I homes thought it could stand to be updated Am C forced it all into a grid until it looked like the funny pages. C Am With every trace of life, it seems, confined within a frame C Am the faces move from day to day but the strips all look the same. Am C And the punchlines are resoundingly unfunny Am C for those trapped in this architecture of easy money. C Am And it feels like this could all come to no good. C Am The kids who populate these culdesacs will never know what stood beneath those Am C cookie cutter houses: fields and streams and woods. Am C They'll sit in cars and wait for mom to drive them out of this boring neighborhood.