Remember when America had a middle class
And an upper class, that was way before the exodus
That was the America that we thought was number one,
Thought would overcome, thought would never die
That was just our pride and faith, two shitty deadly sins
I know faith isn’t one of ‘em but it should have been
Cuz when things were crumbling, we had no camaraderie
Just a faith someone would save us from despondence

We called it America

Number one America was a slogan used to keep morale up
When we knew we were already cooked
Then the richer western states, succeeded in secession
And the eastern ones followed right behind.
Mexi-Can-America was the perfect name that
Epitomized the order of significance, authority and affluence
We had turned it all around
Went from number one straight to number two (shit)

We called it America

National bankruptcy, circumcised society
USA dined and ditched, Fox reports “poor is the new rich”

We called it America


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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about how America has been a major power in the world (we still are) but now we have also become one of the more poor countries with the financial recession. This song kinda goes with the whole "we're only gonna die from our own arrogance" thing cuz forever us americans thought, oh ya we can just spend money like apeshit and we'll be alright, but now the economies fucked and people are finding different.
    GreenCorn41on April 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest. Intro. Ever.
    CobaltSixteeon May 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoa on the whoas
    dutchrudderon April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL that's what I was thinking too. What happened to "we hate whoas"? LOL
    TheChunkyDrunkyon April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya, but i still like this song

    dutchrudderon April 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that instead of "two shitty deadly sins" it's "two petty deadly sins" at least that's what i hear
    Rockstar729on May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt least they started off the new album with a decent fast song.
    nex2289on May 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the pun in the line "Went from number one straight to number two (shit)"
    JeffKaos71on June 10, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentCandidates need to consider how far the 1920's were important in trade union/labour development. The period 1920-29 saw a major assault on trade union rights by big business. Federal and state economic legislation aided 'yellow dog' contracts (no strike contacts).
    Indoor Use Onlyon June 12, 2009   Link

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