'Used To Be The USA'

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Bruce, and NOT Bruce!

Submitted: January 24, 2018

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Submitted: January 24, 2018

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Born In The USA

Bruce Springsteen


 

Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
End up like a dog that's been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.

Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man

Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said "son if it was up to me"
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said "son, don't you understand"

I had a brother at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
They're still there, he's all gone

He had a woman he loved in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms now

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I'm ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain't got nowhere to go

Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., I'm a long gone daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., I'm a cool rocking daddy in the U.S.A.

Songwriters: Bruce 


 

NOT Bruce Springsteen

Used To Be The USA

Used to be the most united around,
Until extreme drove it into the ground
End up like a zombie with no thoughts of your own
Listening to folks with their 'me-only' tone

Used to be the USA, yeah, it used to be the USA
Used to be the USA, yeah, it used to be the USA

It's up to us here in Election Land,
So they put a ballot in our hand
Into the booth, didn't have a clue
Forgive them, they know not what they do

Used to be the USA, yeah, it used to be the USA
Used to be the USA, yeah, it used to be the USA

Election results, well, "f**k me!"
Election man laughed and said, "Now you'll see
Went to see the psychiatrist man,
He said "Son, what's not to understand?"

That's when reality set in,
Extreme won, and no, we didn't win
And now we all pay for voters' sin

Has support from the neo boys
extreme fringes screaming all that noise

Here in the shadow of Purgatory,
Against him no surprise to me
But one year in, still many Kool-Aid blind
They believe empty promises, they believe his lies

Used to be the USA, yeah, used to be the USA
Used to be the USA--I'm a long-gone voter in the USA
Used to be the USA, yeah, used to be the USA

Used to be the USA--I'm a dissolutioned voter in the USA


 


 


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