American Exceptionalism

December 3, 2010

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American Exceptionalism
-(c) Missionaries of the Air (2010)

Better be poor here
Than be poor there
That’s what the preacher say
As he combs his hair
As he licks his finger
And reminds the pews
That he raised a family
That he raised his kids

He says
America the beautiful
God gave his eyes to thee
To see profit and loss
And the soldier’s cross
As they destroy your family
Better be poor there

Better to be poor here
Than be poor there
That’s what the preacher’s screaming
With his hands in the air

He says
America the beautiful
God gave his eyes to thee
To see freedoms stride
To defend our pride
From imagined indignity
Better to be poor here

Better to be poor here
Than be poor there
That’s what the bosses’ saying
Drinking Perrier
They say

America the beautiful
God gave his voice to thee
To hear freedoms cry
and the bankers’ sigh
as he steals your property
Better to be poor here

Oh we want to be here, we want to be here
Oh we want to be, be, be, be
Oh we want to be here, we want to be here
Oh we want to be, be, be, be
Oh we want to be here, we want to be here
Oh we want to be,
with you-ooooh

better to be poor here.

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