got just what your giving me,
thats just what its supposed to be
the home of the brave and the free
for you and me
but now there's something wrong
shits been going on to long
never gonna change! There's NO WAY!
so i say
whats the CIA ?
and the NRA?
they're all the same
just names that change

fuck there is no excuse
any way you lose
its all a joke
in the good old U.S.A.

all we need is large factories
pumping filth into the skies
corporate greed and perverted priests
precips the stories of our lives
in apathy at your own disease
and there is no end in sight
God Save the U.S.A.
blame the president,
and say your prayers tonight.

the irony of liberty is no one here is truley free
relations are stolen by greed
the G.O.P.
so watch the nightly news
find out how you're getting screwed
whatcha gonna do?
there's no use,
so i say
FUCK the industry,
the aristocracy
they're all the same
just names that change
fuck there is no excuse
any way you lose
its all a joke
in the good old U.S.A.

all we need is large factories
pumping filth into the sky
corporate greed and perverted priest
precips the stories of our lives
in apathy at your own disease
and there is no end in sight

God Save the U.S.A.
blame the president,
and say your prayers tonight.

the government hypocrisy
an arrogant adultery
furthering philosophy
united news a tragedy
where no one cares whats right or wrong
see for yourself, all is gone
freedoms a real issue
where official terror is front page news

all we need is large factories
pumping filth into the skies
corporate greed and perverted priests
precips the stories of our lives
in apathy at your own disease
and there is no end in sight

God Save the U.S.A.
blame the president,
and say your prayers tonite


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  • +1
    General CommentHonest2afault is Stupid2thenthdegree.
    When they say "blame the President and say your prayers tonight" it's not hard to pick out the IRONY there. The pinot that they're making is not that it's his fault and that's the bottom line, it's that if all you do is *say* that it's all his fault and then go on with your life, it's *your* fault as well. Somebody else screwing something up doesn't absolve everyone else of their own responsibility. That means that if you're not trying to make your country a better place (by your inability to spell the word 'leftist', i'm assuming you're American, but this applies to everyone) then it doesn't help to just criticise others who are screwing things up.

    For Example:
    H2AF decided to call this 'Leftist Propaganda' (after a spell-check). And what's he done about that? He hasn't explained anything, he hasn't suggested any other point of view, any solution, he hasn't pointed out any flaws in the views expressed, he hasn't injected anything of relevant to proceedings ... he hasn’t even used the ‘Shift’-key. All he’s done is been a bitch. I hope you’re not named after the At the Drive-In song, cos Omar, Cedric, Jim, et al would probably be embarrassed to have such a stupid fan. Please think before you post something.

    End of Part 1
    shadowwiththeeyeson September 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics listed here are so wrong that I'm going to post the right lyrics here. These come directly from the CD:

    God you must be kidding me thought this was supposed to be
    The home of the brave and the free for you and me
    but now there's something wrong - shit's been going on too long
    It's never gonna change there's no way so I say
    What's the CIA and the NRA?
    They're all the same - just the names are changed
    Fuck - there's no excuse - any way you lose
    It's all a joke in the good old USA
    All we need is more factories pumping filth into the sky
    Coporate greed and perverted priests it's the story of our lives
    And apathy's the national diseaseand there is no end in sight
    God save the USA - blame the president and say your prayers tonight
    The irony of liberty is no one here is truly free
    When elections are stolen by greed and the G.O.P.
    So watch the nightly news - find out how you're getting screwed
    What you gonna do? - there's no use so I say
    Fuck the industry - the aristocracy
    They're all the same - just the names are changed
    Fuck there's no excuse any way you lose
    It's all a joke in the good old USA
    Government hypocrisy - American Idolatry - Corporate philosophy
    Nightly news of tragedies - Where no one cares what's right or wrong
    Our heroes now are all long gone - The freedoms that we all abuse
    The obituaries front page news



    Maybe that will clear things you a little bit.
    NobodyLikesPunkon April 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy are right wingers bothering to comment on lyrics of any "punk" band other than the disney variety like Avril and the pop punk pretneders - Punk was founded on socialist politics and beyond that citing revolution.

    That being said, the clear meaning of this sond is that you are living in a feudal state controlled by a wealthy elite who are basically an "aristocracy", with you as worthless serfs enslaved through banks, etc. You have no freedom, rights, hope - just do what you are told. It is actually a pretty well thought out song in the line of DK and Gang of Four.

    So if you like the GOP do me a favor and listen to whatever vanilla disney sanctioned crap they produce telling you about how wonderful your life is and don't bother complaining about this kind of music ... I for one, am not going to comment on the meaing of the Jonas Brothers or Kelly Clarkson for you (as if their is any meaning their beyond figuring out how to seperate you from your money!)
    snethercon June 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy sweet fuck this song is awesome.
    prayingmantis84on May 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay at least 4 parts of this are flat out wrong. Come on if you think pennywise would put "the government hypocrisy an arrogant adultery furthering philosophy" in a song you are wrong. arrogant adultery? that somehow furthers philosophy?! try "goverment hipocrisy - American Idolitry - Coperate Philosophy".....

    honest2afault, do more than 'read' it and see what they are saying.
    NoahGon June 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is basically pointing out that the problems of the country aren't the fault of just a few people, but of everybody (that's true for most of the world as well.). When Jim Lindberg says "they're all the same" in this song, he's not just generalizing about the right-wing, as most people think he is. Just because these guys have strong beliefs doesn't mean that anything political that they say is just an attack on the poeple who don't agree with them. I belive you're thinking of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh (okay, okay, and Michael Moore too, i guess).

    Back to the song... he's basically explicitly criticising leaders and poeple with power of exploiting others for their own gain, and saying that there's no difference between all the groups and people that do this, because the outcome is always the same -- things become worse for everyone else. He's also implicitly criticising the poeple who'll bitch about things without being a part of a solution. That's esentially what the song is about, it's not so much about pointing out that things have gone wrong, but about pointing out what exactly is wrong to make them better. So if H2AF wants to define making the world a better place as being 'leftist', be my guest.
    shadowwiththeeyeson September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly SHIT there's a lot of mistakes in these lyrics.
    shadowwiththeeyeson September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshodowwiththeeyes, i agree with you. nowwa' days if you want to help make the world a better place you're a "flaming liberal", the only way to be a "good ol' american" is to be a ignorant, homophobic, closet racist.
    SomeDumbEmoKidon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song, but whoever took these lyrics down got it all wrong. and why isn't the part where the voice is talking in the background included? that's practically the best part
    mrguy6on April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is bad.

    Jello Biafra, now that's a song writer.

    BTW Screw the left and the right. Long live the REALIST NON-CRYBABY center!
    SpiralArchitectXon February 10, 2008   Link

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