We speak in broken American
From the inlands to the shore
From the high planes to the backends
From the mountains to the valley floor

And the streets were not paved with gold
There were men to find a wage
But now we don't know where to go
To work the livelong day

And now i got to leave this place, oh, oh
Back to my sweet land, oh oh
Now i've got to leave this place, oh, oh
Back to my sweet land

We speak in broken american
From the inlands to the shore
They tell us how the west was won
And what to fight for

And they said they wouldn't send us far
Yeah that most of us could stay
But we speak in broken american
And we got the news today


Say bye bye, say bye bye (2x)

[Incomprehensible, possibly nonsense words…what do you all think?]

Say bye bye, say bye bye (6x)
Oh, oh, oh (7x)

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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionSo I
    Sign up
    I lie
    About my age
    And soon
    We're shippin out
    Be on a plane

    You kissed
    My cheeks
    And my face
    Was on fire
    I run
    Away from the little ones
    Trying not to cry

    Say bye-bye...

    I'm pretty sure that's right. Please add it :D
    nam399on July 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"From the high plains to the badlands"

    "And the streets were not paved with gold
    Every man could find a wage"

    Thats what I hear anyways. Favorite song on the EP by far.
    Ionianon May 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure the song is about shipping off to war...although details I'm not sure but that is the basis of the song
    GrizzlyAdamsHadABeardon September 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe shipping off to war theme seems possible, with those references to telling them what to fight for and winning the west, and the reference to there not being any jobs could be why the singer ended up in the military. But I think it may be about immigrants getting deported, because he says he's going "back to my sweet land".
    LundyBon November 04, 2011   Link

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