In honor of Independence Day, and inspired by Lee Greenwood’s famous song, I’ve written a new patriotic ballad with lyrics appropriate for 2013.
If tomorrow I lost my car and cash in a random traffic stop
And I found myself in prison ’cause I talked back to the cop
Well I wouldn’t dare get angry; I’d have no cause for alarm
Cause the flag means domination, and it’s keeping us from harm
Well, I’m proud to be a corporate slave. I’m so happy on my knees
And I’d like to thank the ones who died to make profits for GE
Yes I’d lay my life down so Israel can annex more land today
Cause we’re fighting for democracy and the oil we need to play.
From the data mines in Utah to the groping TSA
To the heroes fighting Hadjis in some godforsaken waste
To the clerks who read my emails, so I know that I’ll be safe
Let’s go kill those brown-skinned foreigners
Who all hate us ’cause we’re great!
Oh I’m proud to drink the Kool-Aid™, and believe what Rush tells me.
I’m so glad Chuck Schumer drops the boom on all who dare to leave
And I’ll meekly shelter inside my home when the mayor tells me to stay
‘Cause they know me better than my mom: God bless the NSA!
Copyright 2013 by Vaughn Treude
Permission to republish is hereby granted provided that proper attribution is given.