Got a ton of white boy guilt, thats my problem,
Obstacle of joy, one reason to use some drugs.
Slept on a mexican beach slept in trash - American trash
Thinking too much can ruin a good time.

I asked a mexican who ran a bar for americans
"Who won" I said "The election?"
He laughed, I felt like a gringo,
They played a song and they had some fun with us.

Why can't you buy a good time? Why are there soldiers in the street?
Why'd I spend the fourth in someone elses country?

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    General CommentThis is a song about the band's Fourth of July trip to Mexico (the same trip "Corona" was written about), hence the line "Why'd I spend the Fourth in someone else's country?" Other lines seem to point out the hardships of Mexico - from sleeping in American trash to not being able to "buy a good time" to the "soldiers in the street."

    This is one of my favorite Minutemen songs - from the awesome intro/outro/bridge riff where they all play in unison to D.'s soloing towards the end.
    The Minutemanon January 18, 2009   Link

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