"America" as written by and Daniel Gildenloew....
You brought us the a-bomb
In so many ways endorsed by God and The Book
So God loves a war monger?
Hey Mr.Blix: forget Iraq and the time it took
'Cause I know just where to look

"could we have a vote please?"

They came with a song, America
They wouldn't stay long, America
We are America
God bless America
God bless America and Capitol Hill
'Cause no one else will

So now you are scared
The arabs will kill for their god
Like you do for yours?
Protect your obesity with your life man
Hey, Angry God or Diet Coke?
Who cares it's all a joke

"Heil homo pecuniae"

Saving us yet another time
Earning a buck on every dime
Sick of America
Sick of America
Sick of America and Capitol Hill
Moving in for the next kill

Did you say "I love you"?

A simpler democracy
Where every flaw and failure is called a "Right"
A new form of freedom
Based on your income, your color, creed
And your choice of gun
But it provides great fun

"Dr. Phil or Oprah?"
"Letterman or Leno?"
"Idol or Big Brother?"

[we'll be back after this short break]

It could have been good America
It could have been great America
Land of the brave and free
Welcoming you and me
But this Brave New World is not as new anymore
Each day a new store
Each year a new war
While chosen whites rule the poor
In America

Oh America
Don't you walk out on me
Just wait a second now
Please hear me out
Oh
I'll do my best to love you
Oh yes I will
I know you're out there
C'mon
Raise your voices
Don't let them ruin your reputation
Don't let them wreck your constitution
Not out of fear
Not out of greed

But you had a good run America
Your day in the sun America
Hello British Empire
Hello Roman Empire
Hello Soviet
There is a new kid in town
Joining the gone down
Finding what you found
Treading your worn, worn down ground

Rise to your former glory
Be brave and warm
Oh America

If I say I love you
If I say I love you
If I say I love you
Dare you love me too?


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"America" as written by Daniel Gildenloew

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    General CommentThe most amazing anti-american song I've heard recently.
    Anilandon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe most amazing anti-american song I've heard recently.
    Anilandon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPretty much every stereotype about America wrapped up in a neat little package
    MisterBeagleon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDaniel nails the attitude of modern America and its government in this song. You can tell he's pretty pissed off about the massive super power shitting all over everything.

    But Dan provides hope at the end, calling people to action and saying the wrongs can be righted. An inspiring song.
    NapalmNewton October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe thinks we've fucked up America, but in the same way we fucked up America, he knows we can fix it and make it better than ever. In the end, I wouldn't call this a necessarily anti-American song, as he has faith that there are good Americans out there who want to fix their nation (fourth verse from the bottom).

    It's kind of catchy, ironically.
    windowpane8902on September 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the chorus, musically, is a mockery of the song America from West Side Story. It sounds very similar to it, and the happy-go-lucky nature is clearly sarcastic; otherwise it would be very unlike PoS
    ricbass78on June 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNice comment ricbass78- there is that beautiful 'sarcasm' to the cheerful tone of the piece (especially in comparison to their other songs). I also think the chorus sounds similar to Kim Wylde's "Kids in America" hit from the 80s, again with a sarcastic twist on it.
    Love it, great band and a great song.
    Maddolison December 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSorry guys... This song isn't Anti-American... this song is the most Pro-American song I've heard since Stephen Lynch sang his song by the same title. Their message is almost the same. I recommend listening to Stephen's America, cause he hits the last point much harder. It helped me to understand this song. Daniel believes in the "American Dream", but he can see that it turned into the "American Nightmare", and has hope that there's still enough time and strength for Americans to go back to the pure dream of the past.
    Longandweirdnameon July 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlol the whole song is just throwing shit at America
    millsy2000on April 23, 2007   Link

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