The world keeps turning and I still keep fighting
'cause what else are you to do?
When there's a fascist telling you,
"It's time you were put in your place!"
As he salutes the Stars and Stripes
by raising fists and starting fights,
Like an aberration from Hitler's Nazi Reich

NOT PROUD - Of my skin
NOT PROUD - Of where I live
I'm fucking proud of who I am! (Woah oh)

National pride inside you (Woah oh)
Building you up, or limiting you? (Woah oh)

Everyone keeps asking,
"Why's he so pissed and so angry?"
When there's killing in this world,
of men and womyn, boys and girls
For the sake of a dividend gain
These actions proclaimed in our name,
turns Stars and Stripes to shads of shame
"Gifts from America:With Love, The U.S.A."

NOT PROUD - Of my skin
NOT PROUD - Of where I live
I'm fucking proud of who I am... I'M A HUMAN! (Woah oh)

National pride inside you (Woah oh)
Building you up, or limiting you? (Woah oh)
Fighting for what on the battlefield? (Woah oh)
Humanity? (Woah oh)
Corporate control and greed? (Woah oh)

This country's flag flies as a corporate symbol
This country's flag strikes hearts with fear-COLD FEAR!
This country's flag represents oil interests
The president wages an endless war so he can,
justify stealing fucking billions
Steal the public's rights though use of fear, use of fear...
That is a system which I cannot endorse (Woah oh)

National pride inside you (Woah oh)
Building you up, or limiting you? (Woah oh)
Fighting for what on the battlefield? (Woah oh)
Humanity? (Woah oh)
Corporate control and greed? (Woah oh)
Look for the truth you'll see...
MADISON AND JEFFERSON
ARE TURNING IN THEIR GRAVES!


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    General Commenti love the chorus to this. there isn't a reason to be proud of your skin or where you're from- you can't control that. you SHOULD be proud of who you are though, because you DO control that. saying you're proud to be an american is stupid. it means absolutely nothing.
    BrAiNwAsHeD_LiKe_YoUon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHell yah....
    Punk4TheMasseson September 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome... and it's true. Who you are is something to be proud of, if you're really true to yourself. Things like social status, race, or how rich you are aren't. Rock on Anti-Flag
    pat5387on September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnti-Flag makes so many points, but im so pissed that they dont tour near CT...
    AntiFlagUNVIon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnti-flag makes a great point. for "oil interests" this war bush is waging, it's not about terrorism as much as he likes it to be. america is at an economic decline, he wants more oil, because when he was still a businessman oil = $$$$. what do we need at an economic decline? $$$. what are we going to spend and lose by going to this war? a sh*tload of $$$$$$!!!!!!! 45 billion for this war. justin's got it! and they were hilarious at the plea for peace tour in philly. justin starts yelling at the crowd "and that asshole george w. bush can kiss my fucking ass!!!" he was inciting a rebellion in that place!
    Tsk8rKFFon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou can't say the war is for oil. And if it is? Who gives a fuck, innocent good hearted people were freed and given freedom. I doubt it's a war for oil though... There's no proof.
    BrianLovesJennieon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsome people think saying you're proud to be an American means you are being patriotic or something, yes...ok, what happened to patriots being the people who fought for what was right even if it meant opposing the government?
    theauroratheoryon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgee i just love it when big bands like this try to complain about money. same for the people who support them. when you go out and buy their cd or go to their concert what the hell do you think happens? THEY GET MONEY! and lots of it. they are a bunch of rich spoiled hippocrates, who put people down for their beliefs. they try to say that americans who are proud of their sucess are the ones who are wrong, but if this were true, how come america isnt over run by low life punks? they are a small delusional faction who think they are getting away with something by writing songs against their country when in reality nobody even cares what they have to say besides a bunch of 15 year olds who are trying super hard to be "rebellious". in the end, whether you make your millions through oil or music you are still making millions. their money isnt worth any more or any less than george bush's money. it comes from the same government, same factory, goes through the same mail, and back into the same economy. its almost sad how delusional they are. i bet these guys drive cars that run on OIL! same with all the people who agree with them. they complain about "war for oil" as they get in their big cars and drive to WORK where they make MONEY. i have nothing else to say.
    IAmTheEvenstaron May 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthahahaha. I'm writing this as I'm very very tired. Excuse any shit I say that is dumb.

    Anyhow, just because they drive cars doesn't mean they support going over to another country and killing people just so they can have more of it. Also it's funny that you assumed they all have big cars. I just like the idea of Justin driving a giant gas guzzling Hummer. Or maybe I don't like the thought. I don't fucking know. I'm tired. Goodnight. George Bush is a killer. Anti-Flag and "low life punks" aren't.
    adsfkahsdfon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBig Band???!!! Hahahahahahahah-*cough-gag*-haha! The only money that they even make is to pay for the stuff they have to pay for with some llittle amount left over afterwards. Just becuase us Anti-Flag fans like their music doesn't necessarily mean we agree with all their messages. And how the fuck are WE the puppets?? I personally am not an Anarchist. Sure, I wish the world could go back to its primitive (American Indian) ways. But there is no way that will happen. I just wish our government and all governments for that matter would let their citizens live truly free, while protecting them and hey if they make money off of us in the process, oh well, that's what they got into politics for. As long as they did their jobs it's fine to get money. But the fact is, the war in Iraq IS over money! And yea, I agree that getting Hussein out of there was good. But we went about it all fuckin wrong.

    In conclusion... U.S. out of Iraq! U.N. in!!!

    And for all you flag flyers out there, start caring more about the poeple starving, homeless and dying in your country and the world and not so much about your stupid fucking stars and stripes patterned security blanket. When it comes down to it, people and other people will be left to defend themselves. Governments can't control everything.
    some1_named_no_1on September 22, 2004   Link

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