"United States" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Tired eyes
Closed for days
There's no regret
'Cause there's no place
I don't know
What I believe
But if I feel safe
What do I need

A home
A home
A home

Revolution
Revolution
Revolution blues
What will they do
Revolution
Revolution
Revolution blues
What will they do to me
What will they do to me
What will they do to me
What will they do to me

Dulcet tongues
Whisper fast
The future yearns
Right now's the past
Rouse me soon
The end draws nigh
Who's side are you on
Your blood you cannot buy

Revolution
Revolution
Revolution blues
What will they do
Revolution
Revolution
Revolution blues
What will they do to you

Well I
I feel alright
So tonight
I got to ask you why
Why deny it
It's no surprise
I've got to survive

Freedom shines the light ahead
I'll lead the last charge to bed
I said my last rights
I don?t have to run scared no more

Fight
I wanna fight
I wanna fight a revolution
Tonight
I wanna fight
I wanna fight a revolution
Tonight
At the light
At the light
Do you wanna watch me die

Let me be something good
Let me prove something real like I should
Let me embrace every single living thing
Let me be every single moment I ever misunderstood


Lyrics submitted by Love.Is.Suicide

"United States" as written by William Patrick Corgan

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

United States song meanings
Add your thoughts

16 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a nice and long song, but they've had longer ones.
    Glass and the Ghost Children (Machina)
    Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans (MCIS)

    I like this song...if you think about it, the message isn't all that different than Tonight, Tonight. Tonight is about changing your own life, this one's just on a larger scale...a little more grown up, as they are now.
    bnaffason July 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song. I'm not american though so I won't pass judgement on the meaning.....
    higginston July 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRelentless is the correct word to describe Chamberlain's drumming. He's just so solid.

    -the Happiness Salesman
    elevatorfaceon November 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow is this SP's longest songs.. its a whopping 10 mins long!!

    seems like this album is more on the political side...
    ZenfullTangerineon July 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this album. I totally agree with its message.
    supernukeon July 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the album. Jimmy is relentless and Billy is at his best! "Who's side are you on, your blood you can not buy" says a lot to me. You can not choose what country you are born into, you are subject to the will of your country and its policies.
    panama77on July 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the vocals in this song, they remind me of Billy's solo album.
    Cam-winon July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBilly is doing what he does best ,amazing solos! Im glad they're back!
    annazoffon August 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. simple. Angry as heck. and yeah the vocals on this are like the vocals on billy's solo album. But its the melody i've fallen in love with.
    Infraon September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChamberlain goes tribal? The drumming in this is neat. Best song on Zeitgeist imo
    Lateralus518on October 05, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain