Across from the prison and beside the great lake
Below the rooftops and above the highways
The spirits pay rental on the basements they haunt
And the pages just draw pictures of the things that they want
I cook my dinner on the blacktop street
I come from the nation of heat

Outside the train station there's a bold painted sign
It says try to be patient don't forget to choose sides
We got the loudest explosions you ever heard
We got two dollar soldiers and ten dollar words
If I didn't own boots I wouldn't need feet
I come from the nation of heat

So swift and so vicious are the carnival rides
And the carnival barker yell your name for a bribe
we got billboards for love and Japanese cars
It ain't rare to hear the streetlights call themselves stars
The more that I learn the more that I cheat
I come from the nation of heat

I seen skeleton mothers and hungry folks
Across the street from the kitchens that cookin for most
Sometimes you hear whispers by the dark of the moon
That we promised too much and gave it too soon
Even our coughs and our fevers compete
I come from the nation of heat

Blockin borders with smiles are immigrant sons
we measure loneliness and miles and misery in tons
There's a staw-hatted man rowing away from the shore
Who says "It's a shame they don't let you have slaves here anymore"
I'm the ugliest man that you'll ever meet
I come from the nation of heat

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    General Commentmore people need to hear this guy! best i've heard in a really long time..
    brokendrum85on May 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely fantastic.
    tugboaton December 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe sends out free sample CD's...a pretty cool way to get music out. Seems like a great guy with a great philosophy.
    tugboaton December 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFirst off, this man is brilliant.
    Second, I'm almost positive that this song is about just what it says.
    Yeah, America has many, many flaws, but we're still proud to be American.
    xxColleenieeon March 22, 2010   Link

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