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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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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    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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