"America Town" as written by and John Ondrasik....
I know I should be happy in your land
It's not all that wild to me
Not that I want to be any other where
I know it's hell out there

Here in the borders of america town
All of the dollies are spinning round and round
Hail to the chief
Lets just drag them all down
There's got to be a hero somewhere

Used to get annoyed at the fire and the flag
Now it just seems old to me
(everyone is old to me)

And I know we'd kick your ass
But first I'll take a nap tonight
And know someone's looking out for me

Here in the borders of America town
All of the dollies are spinning round and round
Hail to the chief
Let's just drag them all down
There's got to be a hero somewhere

I tried it
I've seen it
I bought it all

Not that I'm upset
I can still make my bet on the basketball game
And I got my spare change
I'm even o.k. with the hoodlums on the hill
They're in my will
Like her and you
Whom and who
In america town
We all spin around
In america town
I'm really not down¡­
We all spin around
In america town
America town
America town



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"America Town" as written by John Ondrasik

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    General CommentI'm not sure whether this is supposed to be about corprate america, or just a small boring town. It would make sense either way...
    theatrepunk03on July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about the perfect american town and how america should be.All perfect and good. It shows how fake our society is today.
    more_punkon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthonestly i think he just threw together crap that rymed. it makes very little sense. my fist guess was that it was about anarchy. but im pretty sure thats wrong
    LilBittyPrettyOneon September 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have no idea what this song is about, all i know is that i love it
    Rekebollaon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think hes talking about how america is safer than enywhere else and that we should be happy living here
    sikhmanbedion September 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think hes talking about how he moved here to america and hes talking about how life really is, its not all daisys and butterflies theres heartbreak and crime and stuff but he doesnt want to be ungrateful because its hell in other countries in comparison. Now dont get me wrong this is just a guess, I actually have no clue what its like to live in amerrica cuz Im from Canada but this is what I get from the lyrics
    white_stone_3on September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe's talking about a few things here.

    He's saying he's glad he's here in America, its safe, stable, and he enjoys a pretty good standard of living. But he's still not happy, he sees how easy it is to be involved in a cause, and than just abandon it "I used to get annoyed at the fire and the flag, now it just seems old to me (everyone is old to me)" He's tired of caring, because money and special interests dictate agendas, even against a majority of people "lets just drag em all down" where is a hero?
    But he really doesn't care to the point of making a big deal about those unmentioned wrongs and becoming the hero.
    "Not that I’m upset
    I can still make my bet on the basketball game"

    I really like the rest of the last verse. It is a bunch of rhyming, but each rhyme has a different meaning that is related. Like Whom and Who, the classic technical difference that basically means the same thing. I think it's a metaphor about politics. Republicans vs Democrats, they're all the same! We have a two party system that restricts all others from entering. Again, "Here in the borders of America Town
    All of the dollies (dollars) are spinning round and round
    Hail to the chief
    Lets just drag them all down
    There’s got to be a hero somewhere"
    deshlemanon November 28, 2007   Link

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