Heartland Lyrics

by Willie Nelson

There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland
And the bankers are taking my home
And my land from me

There's a big achin' hole in my chest
Now, where my heart was
And a hole in the sky
Where God used to be

There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland
There's a well where the water's so bitter
Nobody can drink

Ain't no way to get high and my mouth
Is so dry that I can't speak
Don't they know that I'm dyin'
Why's nobody cryin' for me?

My American dream
Fell apart at the seams
You tell me what it means
You tell me what it means

There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland
And bankers are taking the homes
And the land away

There's a young boy closin' his eyes
Tonight in the heartland
Who will wake up a man with some land
And a loan he can't pay

His American dream
Fell apart at the seams
You tell me what it means
You tell me what it means

My American dream
Fell apart at the seams
You tell me what it means
You tell me what it means

There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland
There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland

There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland
There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland