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For the Good of America

Rod MacDonald
Language: English


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Chi sono “loro”, quelli che “per il bene dell’America” nel 63 anno ammazzato un presidente eletto dal popolo, nel 64 hanno realizzato il famigerato “incidente nel golfo del Tonchino” e hanno po trascinato decine di migliaia di giovani americani a morire in Vietnam ?!?
Chi sono “loro”, quelli che “per il bene dell’America”, nel 1973 hanno organizzato e realizzato il colpo di Stato contro il governo democratico del Cile ?!?
Chi sono “loro”, quelli che “per il bene dell’America”, hanno approfittato della crisi degli ostaggi americani a Teheran che – guarda che caso ! - si risolse nel 1981 solo quando il presidente neoeletto Ronald Reagan promise agli iraniani una fornitura di armi senza precedenti ?!?
Chi sono “loro”, quelli che “per il bene dell’America”, nelle elezioni presidenziali del 2000 (come poi avvenne anche in quelle successive del 2004) organizzarono ed attuarono colossali brogli elettorali per garantirsi l’ascesa di un presidente favorevole ai “loro” interessi, un presidente che ancora una volta sapesse operare “For the good of America”?!?
Have you ever noticed, when you're being disregarded,
there's a singular phrase the politicos say
For the good of the country pretend nothing's happened
Just close your eyes and make it all go away, hear them say…

"For the good of America just forget it, cause it's time to move on"
but the truth is, you know it when you hear it
their lips are moving but they're doing you wrong

There was a President popularly elected
in the prime of his life gunned down in his car
they blamed it all on some guy who couldn't even shoot
swore in a new President and went off to war, and they said…

There was a ship anchored in a Vietnam harbor
on one summer evening it was blown all to hell
we invaded, lost 40,000 soldiers
years later we found out we blew it up ourselves, and we said…

Down in Chile a great democracy was ended
by the military takeover of General Pinochet
who murdered thousands of his own countrymen
under the watchful eye of the CIA, and we said…

In Iran they took American hostages and
held them prisoner til our election was done
they released them when our new President was sworn in
who sent them 8 billion worth of weapons in return

All my life I've heard people talking
about some sinister conspiracy referred to as "they"
and I wondered who exactly "they" are
but now I know the answer when I hear them say…

So remember sometime in your future
some pretender will want to be your leader one day
first he'll tell you how all your votes just disappeared
then step up to the microphone and give himself away when he says…

"For the good of America just forget it, cause it's time to move on"
but the truth is, you know it when you hear it
their lips are moving but they're doing you wrong

Contributed by Bartleby - 2011/5/16 - 14:40



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