Sometimes I think
You're trying to kill me with your stars and stripes
and sometimes, sometimes your Liberty Cabbage goes dry
but still your arms are strong
your blood runs furies inside me.
Cities of gold, mountains of purple,
Hot dogs and hamburgers eaten on your laps,
While you sit and watch them kill me with their stars and stripes
while you sit and watch them kill me with their stars and stripes
and sometimes, sometimes your liberty cabbage goes dry
but tears do flow from those eyes blue as the pacific
your table cloths checkered as chessboards
And your smile is wider than the Continental Drift
But why do you,
Why do you sit and let them stone my friends and loved ones?
Sometimes I think you're trying to kill me
with your stars and strips
and sometimes, sometimes I think you might succeed

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    General Commentsomething about how America isn't quite a safe place
    battaryacidon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI dont like this song for reasons unknown.It's just weird sounding and I dont like it.
    octogirlprettyon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song. The notes he hits in Liberty Cabbage are other-worldly. The meaning to me is probably quite obvious to anyone who's heard it, he feels completely let down by the US and their outdated laws affecting rights of gays. I love it when he sticks it to the US, after all, they deserve it. "...Trying to kill me with your stars and stripes..." = US laws in general don't protect, support or deliver equality to the gay population and Wainwright I guess feels constantly reminded of this living in the US (as he did then), and through his US friends not having anything like the same rights Canadian's have.

    Living so far from the US as I do, I feel the 'trying to kill me with stars and stripes' line relates to the gradual but constant edging out of my own counties identity over the adoption of US influences. Magnificent song.
    lateleighon May 11, 2011   Link

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