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Thread #48329   Message #731074
Posted By: RolyH
16-Jun-02 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Aux anciens parapets (Martin Carthy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aux anciens parapets (Martin Carthy)
For chewing gum, cola, brunch burgers and rye
America
(Homer stars?), Sinatra, and Mom's apple pie
America
For the death of the buffalo, the birth of the blues,
For high ball and hot dogs and bootleggers' booze.
Honest John, Minuteman, Trident and Cruise.
America
Dumbo, Rambo, Bonzo, Sue Ellen, JR
America
For Elvis and Bing and the Cadillac car
America
For space age technology, for Stone Age finesse,
For getting us all in one hell of a mess,
With your God save America, God damn the rest.
America
Nixon, Kissinger, bombs in Vietnam
America
That sly red-necked huckster they call Uncle Sam.
America
For the sake of the thousands of children who died,
Be it Generals, your Senators, your Presidents who lied,
For their Mickey Mouse morals, Neanderthal pride
America
Showbiz and all of the razzmatazz
America
Uncle Toms cabin, chain gangs, Alcatraz
America
Peanuts, popcorn, B movies and glamour parades,
Las Vegas, and crap and amusement arcades
Ku Klux Klan, Billy Graham and moral crusades
America
We stand against you.

Nothing personal America, just posting the words.

I added a few line breaks and corrected a few spelling errors. Hope you don't mind. --JoeClone, 16-Jun-02.