i come from the land of Ben Franklin
Twain, and Poe, and Walt Whitman
Otis Redding, Ellington
the country that i love!
but it’s the land of the slaves and the Ku Klux Klan
Haymarket Riot and the Great Depression
Joe McCarthy, Vietnam
the sickest joke i know!
listen up man i’ll tell you who i am
just another stupid american
you don’t wanna listen, you don’t wanna understand
so finish up your drink and go home!
i’m proud and ashamed every 4th of July!
you’ve got to know the truth before you say that you’ve got pride.