"America" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
You were lost and got lucky
Came upon the shore
Found you were conquering America
You spoke of peace
But waged a war
While you were conquering America

There was land to take
And people to kill
While you were conquering America
You served yourself
Did God's will
While you were conquering America

The ghost of Columbus haunts this world
'Cause you're still conquering America
The meek won't survive
Or inherit the earth
Cause you're still conquering America

America [Repeat: x3]

You found bodies to serve
Submit and degrade
While you were conquering America
Made us soldiers and junkies
Prisoners and slaves
While you were conquering America

America [Repeat: x3]

You hands are at my throat
My back's against the wall
Because you're still conquering America
We're sick and tired hungry and poor
Cause you're still conquering America

You bomb the very ground
That feeds your own babies
You're still conquering America
Your sons and your daughters
May never sing your praises
While you're conquering America

America [Repeat: x3]

I see you eyes seek a distant shore
While you're conquering America
Taking rockets to the moon
Trying to find a new world
And you're still conquering America

America [Repeat: x3]

The ghost of Columbus haunts this world
Cause you're still conquering America
You're still conquering America
You're still conquering America


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"America" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General Commentcostofwar.com/…

    this song is so powerful and prevalent in current affairs
    coloursmehipon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is basically about the "New World Order" that has come about after 9-11 and of course the "controversial" Bush Administration.

    Here Tracy Chapman is comparing the U.S. and Bush to the conquistadors of the 1500's and 1600's.
    storypwner14on November 21, 2007   Link

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