Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web! Where they're teaching all the children that they don't have to care They're hoping that no one sees the sights and hears the sounds Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of, And, here's to the judges of Mississippi Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of Think you know music? And they tremble in their shadows at the thunder of the Klan "Here's to the State of Mississippi" is a civil rights protest song by Phil Ochs, an American topical singer and songwriter in the 1960s. While the Constitution is drowning in an ocean of decay G Em D Here's to the state of Mississippi, G F For Underheath her borders, the devil draws no lines, G F If you drag her muddy river, nameless bodies you will find. Who say the folks up north, they just don't understand D C If you drag her muddy rivers, nameless bodies you will find. The calender is lyin' when it reads the present time. The three were released after a few hours. D C whoa, the fat trees of the forest have hid a thousand crimes, D Bm Em A the calender is lyin' when it reads the present time. Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of Here's to the State of Mississippi lyrics - Phil Ochs Here's to the state of Mississippi, For Underheath her borders, the devil draws no lines, If you drag her muddy river, nameless bodies you will find.   The fallen face of Jesus is choking in the dust "Here's to the State of Mississippi" was released in 1965 as the last track on his album I Ain't Marching Anymore. Mississippi, find yourself another country to be part of, Here's to the schools of Mississippi And every single classroom is a factory of despair Their bodies were found buried beneath a dam. 22 Oct. 2020. Ochs was deeply affected by what he saw and experienced in Mississippi. Within the first month of the Freedom Summer campaign, civil rights activists, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were arrested in Philadelphia, Mississippi. And the Sunday morning sermons pander to their lust whoa the fat trees of the forest have hid a thousand crimes, the calender is lyin' when it reads the present time. Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of The three were reported missing and an FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) investigation began with a large-scale search of the area. No they don't like taking prisoners in their private little war Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of, And here's to the schools of Mississippi He points out various problems with the social constructs that allowed for oppression of the race. Within the first month of the Freedom Summer campaign, civil rights activists, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were arrested in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Here's to the state of Mississippi, They're chewing their tobacco as they lock the prison door Ochs is best known for his anti-war and freedom songs. "Here's to the State of Mississippi" touches on various issues like segregation, corrupt and biased school systems, and the negligence and crookedness of society and of government officials. The campaign aimed to register black voters in a place where the voting rights for blacks were nearly non-existent. There's nobody learning such a foreign word as fair Ochs was inspired to write this song following a visit to the state as a volunteer for the Mississippi Caravan of Music. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. Behind their broken badges there are murderers and more   The Caravan worked in conjunction with Freedom Summer, a volunteer-based campaign that began in June 1964. Here's to the judges of John Roberts Who wear the robe of honor in a phony legal form And justices are stranger when the partisans report When the court elected a president it was the beginning of this war Here's to the land you tore out the heart of John Roberts find yourself another country to be part of Here's to the government of Dick Cheney Ochs was inspired to write this song following a visit to the state as a volunteer for the Mississippi Caravan of Music. Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of, And here's to the laws of Mississippi Heaven only knows in which God they can trust. Web. When the black man stands accused the trial is always short (1 fan), Sheet Music  Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of more », FAVORITE They're guarding all the bastions with their phony legal fort If you drag her muddy river, nameless bodies you will find Here's To The State Of Mississippi lyrics performed by Phil Ochs: Here's to the state of Mississippi, For Underheath her borders, the devil draws no lines, If you drag her muddy river, nameless bodies you will find. Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of, And here's to the government of Mississippi Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of And here's to the schools of Mississippi Where they're teachin' all the children that they don't have to care. Congressmen will gather in a circus of delay Their bodies were found buried beneath a dam. The song criticizes the state of Mississippi for its mistreatment of African Americans. They smile and shrug their shoulders at the murder of a man And criminals are posing as the mayors of the towns Their bellies bounce inside them as they knock you to the floor Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of, And here's to the cops of Mississippi Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of Yes, corruption can be classic in the Mississippi way Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of Mississippi, find yourself another country to be part of And here's to the churches of Mississippi Where the cross, once made of silver, now is caked with rust And … The Caravan supported the mission of Freedom Summer through motivational songs and participation in campaign projects throughout the state. "Here's to the State of Mississippi" was released in 1965 as the last track on his album I Ain't Marching Anymore.