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We've gotta get out of Florida

These are the lyrics to a song David Kirkpatrick sent us to replace "Old Folks at Home," the current Florida state song. Send us your lyrics and digital audio files to songs@tampabay.com.

By David Kirkpatrick, tampabay.com reader
Published May 18, 2007



Sung to the Animal’s  “We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place”

In this beautiful part of the country where the sun always shines
People tell me there ain’t no use in trying
To pay these insurance premiums
And one thing I know is true folks,
You’ll be dead before your time is due
If you try to pay those premiums
Watch my daddy in bed and dying
Watch his hair been turning grey
He’s been working and slaving his life away
Trying to pay the insurance man He’s been working so hard
I’ve been working too people, (every night and day)

(Chorus)

We’ve gotta get out of FloridaIf it’s the last thing we ever do
We’ve gotta get out of Florida
People there’s a better life for me and you
It’s just not here - anymore

Now my friend you’re so young and vibrant
And one thing I know is true
You’ll be dead before your time is due
If you try to pay those premiums
Watch my daddy in bed and dying
Watch his hair turning grey
He’s been working and slaving his life away
Trying to pay the insurance man
He’s been working so hard
I’ve been working too people,
But the insurance man says more

(Chorus)

Somewhere people just not here
Somehow I know it folks

(Chorus)

Believe me people
I know it folks
You know it too