Our Line’s Been Changed Again (Alton Levy)

“Our Line’s Been Changed Again” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Our Line’s Been Changed Again” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Alton Levy.
Tune: “Dese Bones Shall Rise Again.”


United Fronts are what we love.
Our line’s been changed again.
From below and from above,
Our line’s been changed again.

We once had unions by the score.
Our line’s been changed again.
But now these unions ain’t no more.
Our line’s been changed again.

I knows it, [Earl] Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.
I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.

Bourgeois tricks we’ll have to use.
Our line’s been changed again.
Our women must not wear flat shoes.
Our line’s been changed again.

Imperialist wars we once attacked.
Our line’s been changed again.
But since the Franco-Russian pact,
Our line’s been changed again.

I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.
I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.

While France is fighting, you will see
Our line’s been changed again.
The revolution must not be.
Our line’s been changed again.

We’re now a party with finesse.
Our line’s been changed again.
With bourgeois groups we’ll coalesce.
Our line’s been changed again.

I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.
I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.

Religion was an opiate.
Our line’s been changed again.
Since church groups with us demonstrate,
Our line’s been changed again.

We’re simply Stalinists devout.
Our line’s been changed again.
We don’t know what it’s all about.
Our line’s been changed again.

I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.
I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.

Kaleidoscopic’s what I mean.
Our line’s been changed again.
Now we’re red, and now we’re green.
Our line’s been changed again.

The New Deal was a Fascist plan.
Our line’s been changed again.
Now Roosevelt’s the people’s man.
Our line’s been changed again.

I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.
I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.

The League of Nations we used to hate.
Our line’s been changed again.
Now with it we have linked our fate.
Our line’s been changed again.

Class against class, our slogan true.
Our line’s been changed again.
Now the People’s Front: red, white, and blue.
Our line’s been changed again.

I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.
I knows it, Browder. I knows it, Browder.
Our line’s been changed again.


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