Vietnam Vet with a cardboard sign

James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here lyrics meaning

Meaning

"We Can't Make it Here Anymore" by James McMurtry appears on his album, Childish Things (2005).

This is political protest in a most caustic form. McMurtry decries the treatment of returning war veterans, the outsourcing of jobs and the growing chasm between those who have plenty and those who have nothing.

Here's an [interview with McMurtry on the making of the song].

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