Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Don't Push Me

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1964 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1992.

Don't push me, I'm headed my way,
Don't block my highway, don't push me.
Don't shove me, I'm walkin'softly,
So get off me, don't push me.

I've been in chains,
An iron band,
I need some space,
Some room to stand,
I need my breath,
I need my bread,
I need some clear sky over my head.


You're born to die
Like any other one,
You act as though
You own the earth and sun,
I'm born to die,
But till that day
I am moving my own way.


I'm bound around,
Too many walls,
You are the walls
That crowd me in.
I am too strong
For any walls,
I'll break right through and live again.


Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
---- The Muse of Parker Street
---- There's Music in the Air: Songs for the Middle-Young

Other place(s) where the music to this song appears:
---- Broadside No. 57 (10 April 1965)

Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
---- Magical Songs

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