The man on the television said I
need to drink this, and sleep with
that, in order to be cool. And
you know that I would do almost
anything, to be like that guy on
TV. I know that if I had just the
right outfit and a hairstyle that
could be me. Don't you know
you can't be cool if you dress
dumb, I need to have that 'cause
everybody's got one. I think I'll
start smoking, that would make
me intellectual, that's what I've
always wanted to be. I need to
lift weights, that would make me
more sexual, and that would be
good for me.

In America it's wonderful, all
you have to do is fake it. Own
anything you want, all you
have to do is take it. Live for
today, don't think about
tomorrow, have a good time in
America-Gomorrah.

What are you looking at, you
better not make me mad. I'll drive
by your house and shoot your
dog, and mom, and dad. I don't
need you or the Bible or anything
to tell me what is the law. With a
good enough lawyer I can do
anything in Beautiful America.

I want to be in America, Okay
for me in America,
everything's free in America,
for a small fee in America.


Lyrics submitted by John M, edited by MixPix, zehnra

Beautiful America Lyrics as written by Stephen Sondheim Leonard Bernstein

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song doesn't really make five iron look sinful. it's clearly a satire of american society.
    these words are all sarcastic. fif's humor is great. awesome song.
    oksweeton December 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song directly compares America to Gomorrah, a place of evil and sin. Thus its talking a bout how bad the morals and priorities of america are becoming.
    mrbuhuon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoa, way cool song I'd never heard before even though I've had the FIF cd's since August.
    +GodRox+on April 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so so so true. Part of the reason why I love Five Iron Frenzy is because they show us that you can say how you feel about the government without being sinful. It's awesome to be able to point out what's bringing America down, then we as Christians can work to make a difference in the politics of today. I think this is my favorite song by them.
    Incognito Lucyon April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry to tell you this, but it's not the American government they're talking about, but rather American society. Which, all things considered, is a cesspool for shallow, selfish, and all around bad behavior.
    Radicaldreameron June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's not sinful to engage in social commentary. This is an insightful look into society in the US, as it's steadily declining into sin and Godlessness. Good on them for speaking truthfully.
    MjrGrizzlyon June 03, 2019   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe lyrics actually make Five iron look anti religious and very sinful, but I can say they wrote it from someone elses view and not their own views of life.
    Matthew15on November 25, 2007   Link

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