"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 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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