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America totally kicks ass. Strongest nation on Earth. Nobody can kick our ass. Nobody can intimidate us, because we don't give a fuck. We are motherfucking hard like a gangsta with a nine by our side. Except there's no five-O gonna roll up and beat our ass down. And we're not really criminals, because there's no international law. No international law, because there's no international courts. And there are no international courts because we refuse to recognize any court that might ever try to stop us from doing whatever the fuck we want.

No trials, no courts, no laws for America. So we can do whatever the fuck we want. And we're not even criminals.

Doesn't that fucking kick ass?

What an excellent country!

And we've gotten rid of the hypocrisy too. We used to make bullshit excuses for whatever it is we wanted to do. We would tell the world it was 'cause of human rights, or because the country was a dictatorship, or attacked first–we don't do that anymore. We don't make bullshit excuses, because we understand now. We don't have to justify ourselves. We don't have to tell the rest of the world shit. We do whatever the fuck we want for one reason, and one reason only: because we can.

And all those other countries, they can suck our dick. They can bend over and take it up the ass, because the rest of the world is America's bitch. Half the world works for pennies a day to make us fat and rich. The deal is, maybe they get to eat, and we get cheap clothes, cheap oil, whatever we want, and if they don't like it they can suck on it, because the rest of the world is America's bitch.

Because we are the lone superpower. And all the other little countries and continents are mere mortals at best. They are like the homeless: we just step over them on the way to steppin' on somebody else. They aren't worth the time it takes to piss in their mouth. We don't care. We're America. We kick ass!

What are they gonna do? Arrest us? Ostracize us? Gang up on us? Let them fuckin' try; we are America and we will fuck them up! If they ever fuck with us, we will just shake it off and use it as an excuse to fuck them up some more. And the more they try to hurt us, the more medieval on their asses we will get. Because we can.

Because America is all-powerful. America kicks ass. And America doesn't have to answer to anybody. Unless, and until, God or the space aliens come to kick our ass.


Lyrics submitted by Eamon

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    General CommentDude. It's called "speaking in character." John is not a raging jingoistic asshole.
    Eamonon January 31, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a staggeringly powerful song. John S. Hall can barely contain his temper as he rages (with blatant, unadulterated sarcasm) against US foreign policy. He is saying that the United States cares not a jot about any other country, as far as he can tell, and he obviously does not wish to be seen to be complicit in policies which create further sentiments of anti-Americanism around the world, sentiments which inspire atrocities such as those perpetrated by al-Qaeda and other ruthless militants. As a humanitarian, it pains him greatly to note that the American state is seen by many people throughout the world to be behaving in a manner that is no better than that of the very worst playground bully. You can bet your house that John S. Hall did not vote for McCain in the recent presidential election.
    malkieon November 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlol your wrong... He is obviously making a mockery of the U.S. and the way we do business.
    Grizzly6922on June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd say John loves America, but can speak about it satirically as well. And that's what this is. Entirely.
    vigormortison September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite King Missile tracks. Obviously it's a satirical piece. I'm not sure how some people seem to miss that. The music fits so well. I love how the bass gently carries the tune into a full blown rant and rage. Those chugs of harsh distorted guitar and shrieks of violin.really getting the listener into the mood. It sounds like an almost unstoppable machine chugging along.

    Really quite a powerful piece of music, both lyrically and instrumentally. They go hand in hand. In my opinion, this really shows the genius of King Missile that so many have missed. I find it a huge shame that they are so overlooked because most perceive them as just a college-humour band. Yet, I am so happy I listened to every single release of theirs and saw beyond all of that. One of my top bands because of works like this/ And also the brilliantly put together lyrics of others such as "Ed" deserve a mention.
    ryan104186on May 12, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think it's pretty obvious that it means that John S. Hall loves America.

    King Missile is awesome, too bad not enough people know about them :(
    FierceDeity2on January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsarcasm haha! america does not kcik ass mr president!
    keebordon February 01, 2007   Link

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