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Posted By: Jim Dixon
15-Jan-11 - 08:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: America, We Stand Against You
Subject: Lyr Add: AMERICA, WE STAND AGAINST YOU
I found these lyrics in a PDF file called "Songs We Sing When We're Together—Sometimes," Vancouver Morris Men, 2006

It was attributed to "Miles Woolton." I suppose that should be Miles Wootton, of Brighton, England.


AMERICA, WE STAND AGAINST YOU

For chewing gum, cola, brunchburgers and rye,
  America, we stand against you.
Sinatra, Chicago and blueberry pie,
  America, we stand against you.
For the death of the buffalo, birth of the blues,
For F-111's, the bases they choose,
For Honest John, Minuteman, Trident and Cruise,
  America, we stand against you.

For Disneyland, Dumbo, Sue Ellen, JR,
  America, we stand against you.
For Rambo, Bing Crosby, the Cadillac car,
  America, we stand against you.
For your space-age technology, stone-age finesse,
For getting us all in one hell of a mess,
With your "God bless America, God damn the rest,"
  America, we stand against you.

For Nixon and Kissinger, bombs in Vietnam,
  America, we stand against you.
For that sly redneck huckster they call Uncle Sam,
  America, we stand against you.
For the sake of the thousands of children who died,
For presidents, senators, generals who lied,
With your Mickey-Mouse morals, Neanderthal pride,
  America, we stand against you.

For show biz and all of the razzmatazz,
  America, we stand against you.
For Uncle Tom's Cabin, chain gangs, Alcatraz,
  America, we stand against you.
For Las Vegas and crap and amusement arcades,
Ku Klux Klan, Billy Graham and Moral Crusade,
For Ronnie before his sweet memory fades,
  America, we stand against you.


[Although I sympathize with the sentiment, I am mystified as to why some items are included in the list. What's not to like about blueberry pie? Why "birth of the blues"? What the heck is a brunchburger? Are you sure amusement arcades began in the US? I don't know what "Moral Crusade" (capitalized) refers to.]