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39 Dec '69 Hot 100

Lyrics

Once the religious, the hunted and weary Chasing the promise of freedom and hope Came to this country to build a new vision Far from the reaches of Kingdom and pope Like good Christians some would burn the witches Later some got slaves to gather riches But still from near and far to seek America They came by thousands, to court the wild But she just patiently smiled and bore a child To be their spirit and guiding light And once the ties with the crown had been broken Westward in saddle and wagon it went And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean Many the lives which had come to an end While we bullied, stole and bought a homeland We began the slaughter of the red man But still from near and far to seek America They came by thousands to court the wild But she just patiently smiled and bore a child To be their spirit and guiding light The Blue and Grey they stomped it They kicked it just like a dog And when the war was over They stuffed it just like a hog And though the past has its share of injustice Kind was the spirit in many a way But its protectors and friends have been sleeping Now its a monster and will not obey The spirit was freedom and justice And its keepers seemed generous and kind Its leaders were supposed to serve the country But now they wont pay it no mind Cause the people grew fat and got lazy Now their vote is a meaningless joke They babble about law and order But its all just an echo of what theyve been told Yeah, theres a monster on the loose Its got our heads into the noose And it just sits there watchin The cities have turned into jungles And corruption is stranglin the land The police force is watching the people And the people just cant understand We dont know how to mind our own business Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us Now we are fighting a war over there No matter whos the winner we cant pay the cost


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Cause theres a monster on the loose Its got our heads into the noose And it just sits there watchin America, where are you now Dont you care about your sons and daughters Dont you know we need you now We cant fight alone against the monster America, where are you now Dont you care about your sons and daughters Dont you know we need you now We cant fight alone against the monster ----- America.

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