United States, bought and sold
Folks sleeping out on the streets of gold
Working family debt piles high
Economic homicide

Close the shelter, close the school
Build condos for the lucky few
Inflate that real estate balloon
Re-build the city for silver spoons

They need a new hotel
They need a new convention center
And a stadium

Unelected suit and ties
In the era of free enterprise
Making record-profits from the finance boom
With the gold tax-payer parachutes

Throwing money around the globe
Knocking countries over with the heavy load
Shock therapy, troops and tricks
Predatory economics

It's 2008
And we're racing down to the bottom

One trillion dollar bail-out deal
Throw it all on the roulette wheel
In unrestricted greed we trust
Come the bust, this country's fucked

Bail out the bankers, not the single moms
Take loans from China to pay for the bombs
Give the rich bankers the bail-out funds
It'll trickle-down like sewage does

It's 2008
And we're racing down to the bottom

The world's greatest debtor nation
Got the planet locked in debt repayments
Prosecuting petty thieves
While their companies do it all legally

The first world elite's imperial dreams
Made the third world through investment schemes
Now they're starving in a world of food
It's no mistake it's an attitude

It's 2008
And we're racing down to the bottom

Lyrics submitted by concreteblues

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