Alternative political/cultural commentary from an historical New Left working-class counter-cultural perspective.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
"Back Bay Tower" Folk Song Protests Against Copley Place Residential Addition/Winter Garden In Boston
(chorus) To profit Neiman Marcus And Simon Property Is not sufficient reason For approval by the City.
(verses) They want to build a tower Forty-seven stories high From the middle of Back Bay Right up to the sky They want to cast a shadow All over Copley Square From luxury apartments On top of a big store. (chorus)
They want to build a skyscraper Right next to Tent City And clog the streets with trucks And make the air dirty For three long years their cranes Will endanger pedestrians And yet another wind tunnel Will be created at the end. (chorus)
They promise many jobs When they build with borrowed cash But if they can't pay off their debts With a big hole we'll be stuck And none of the apartments Will be affordable to the poor Or even to the workers Who build them with their labor. (chorus)
So if you think your neighborhood Doesn't need their Back Bay Tower And to enclose public space in glass So Neiman Marcus stock can go higher Then it's time to stop this skyscraper From being built on the Copley Mall And to protest as a community And to protest to City Hall. (chorus)