"US Government" as written by Peter Hayes, Robert Turner and Nicholas Jago....
I stripped my faith on city pavements
To keep a smile
I got my legs from the US government
To keep me alive

We are the ones that keep you down
We are the ones that won the grounds
While our arms surround

I filled my head with another replacement
To keep me high
I shot my soul when you wanted to take this
Your worst day's mine

We are the ones that keep you high
We are the ones that won the sky
With the bird and fly's

She's my river of sunshine
She's my girl
She can save the US
Save the world

She's all right
I'll be fine
These new you whips
Save your mind, come on!

I maybe nothing if you're just gonna waste me
But that's all right
I'll give you love if you want to to taste that
And leave you behind

We are the keep you high
We are the burn your pride
And you're burning in cries

You're gonna make it
You're gonna suffer

I've been waiting for a song to come
Lead me through the gates of Rome
You're gonna know that they were never
Never yours to kill
Oh no, they were never
Never yours to kill

I've been waiting for the song to come
So you all was being done
You're gonna know that they were never
Never yours to kill
Oh no, they were never
Never yours to kill

You're gonna make it
You're gonna suffer


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"Us Government" as written by Peter Hayes Nicholas Jago

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  • +1
    General CommentThe album version is slightly different from this, the 'kill the US' line is replaced with 'there's no US'. And the title is just 'US government'. It kind of seems like they sold out a little with this track, this is the original version of it, and the version they play live, so why change it for the album?
    wangloon February 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've been waiting for the sun to come
    Show you all what's being done
    You're gonna know they were never
    Never yours to kill.


    wonderful lyric.

    the music rides like a rough sea , but the boat is big enough to make the ride smooth enough to be enjoyably perfect.
    pton November 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the ending to this song. its superb. i wish they made a whole song that was like it, droning and hypnotic
    brindleon March 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBlame Tipper Gore.
    alexvickerson May 02, 2007   Link

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