Progress is Knocking (C/S1/E1/I3)

But wouldn’t you know it? Right as they were eating dinner together, progress came a-knockin’.

Progress moves can’t be stopped.
Trees cut down and then they’re chopped.
Progress will never be dropped
’til this whole culture is swapped.

During dinner time with the Jones,
a knock came to the door and everyone froze.
Father Reed went to the door to open.
On the other side, was a man who was hopin?
to take their farm, take their land
and turn it into a strip mall.
He reached out to shake Reed’s hand
But he wasn’t gettin’ no “Howdy y’all?.”
In fact, he wasn’t even gettin’ a “No, sir.”
But against this man, nothing would deter,
because:

Progress moves can’t be stopped.
Trees cut down and then they’re chopped.
Progress will never be dropped
’til this whole culture is swapped.

Few words were exchanged as they’d been before.
Reed told him he wasn’t selling, then closed the door.
He explained that Phillip Keller had been wanting to buy their land
that?d been there for centuries in their clan.
But still that man plotted, but still that man planned
to one day put an end to this Southern strand.
“Phillip Keller-” Reed explained, “will never pay enough
to take this land out from under us.”

Progress moves can’t be stopped.
Trees cut down and then they’re chopped.
Progress will never be dropped
’til this whole culture is swapped.

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