George Clooney’s new movie, Up in the Air, begins with a montage of airplanes taking off and landing behind the initial credits. I instantly fell in love with the song that playing during the montage, which is “This Land is Your Land” by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings:

I love their neo-funk sound, so I’ve made this song my song of the week.

Here are the lyrics, which are adapted from the Woody Guthrie song:

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me

As I was walkin’ they tried to stop me
They put up a sign that said private property
Well on the back side it said nothin’
So it must be that sign was made for you and me

One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple
Down by the welfare office I saw my people
Now they stood hungry and I stood wonderin’
If this land was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the Staten Island
Down to Georgia to Philadelphia to Mississippi to Houston, Texas, and L.A.
This land is your land, this land is my land …

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