We Gotta Get Out of This Place | The Animals


In this dirty old part of the city / Where the sun refused to shine / People tell me there ain’t no use in tryin’

We Gotta Get Out of This Place , performed by The Animals, was written in 1965 by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (Brill-Building-era composers responsible for many hits).  The song’s timeless angst has been embraced by many fed-up, walks of life in the past 5 decades; the military, graduates, the working class and most recently, peasants known as Rockfordians from Illinois who are seeking a decent—we know ‘better’ is too much to ask or work hard for anymore—walk of life somewhere else.

Rise, peasants, rise! This is your song— now, leave!
Oink oink, bah bah, moo.


We Gotta Get Out of This Place | The AnimalsAndy Whorehall

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