do you remember the american war?
it wasn't that long ago, it was fought on every shore
are you trying to tell me that you didn't know?
i saw you reading the paper at the corner store
yes i know, that's a joke

did you ever think you lived inside the belly of the beast?
are you giving it something nice to eat?
or are you waiting for your very own special treat?
we like to live on easy street

do you remember all the people we bombed?
all the homes that were there that are now gone
well, whoever told you that life was fair?
people have to die over there

did you ever think this was the greatest country in the world?
the freedom and democracy and SUVs called liberty for every boy and girl
the oyster chokes on its own pearl

we know you can't help where you're born
it's not that you're foreign
it's what you stand for
we know it's hard to start reform
the revolution's born
but no one claims it
(winning ticket)

do you remember the american war?
we thought it was fun
but it was a bore
do you remember the american war?
we forgot what we were fighting for


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