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The United States - a Paradise

Poetry By: Tokemies
Editorial and opinion


For this one the sole credit is not mine. This is a loose translation of the popular Finnish song Helsinki - Shangri-la which depicts modern problems in recession time Finland. I changed it to tell about problems the United States is facing. Enjoy the controversy.


Submitted:Jan 10, 2013    Reads: 5    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


As United States is turning into a welfare state

a layman never seems to cease to keep on being amazed

Hoorah-who-hah-hey! And endless game of cat and mice

because that's how we turn US into a paradise

On Capitol Hill there stands not two but a single stance

9/11 truthers and moochers be damned

Hallelujah! Hey! There's a war out there

Terrorists and government will find you anywhere

In midst of election fever and secret societies

there's a certain sense of personal responsibility

Hoorah-who-hah-hey! The nanny state is nigh

so you see there's no reason to march and occupy

Why is it that someone like Kim Kardashian is famous?

These traitors take advantage of your failure ignoramus

Hallelujah! Hey! You had better bend your knees

before American Idol, teen stars and MTV

When is the time to raise the debt ceiling gonna be

To be or not to be? QE or not to eat?

Hoorah-who-hah-hey! Get an American Express

Lose your cares and self as a damsell in distress

What happened to the neighborhood? Why won't it let me go?

I used to think that war on drugs was fought in Mejico

Hallelujah! Hey! It deeply troubles me

how logical fallacies make political policies

Prosecuting whistle blowers seems to be important

at the same time as your neighbors all make police informants

Hoorah-who-hah-hey! A round of scotch to all

who do have the balls to make their call and take the fall

As hillbillies curse immigrants in their travel trailors

latinos are making their escape to Venezuela

Hallelujah! Hey! Here's to my boy Mitt

He got the job done without even being elected

I've got a double doze of Prozac and an M-16, beware

and I'm not going to hell without a couple of children

Hoorah-who-hah-hey! Take your pills for Columbine

and help form a perfect union with no gunfire

As United States is turning into a welfare state

a layman never seems to cease to keep on being amazed

Hoorah-who-hah-hey! An endless game of cat and mice

Because that's how we turn US into a paradise





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