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I'm Taking My Country Back

Tony Stampley
Language: English



[2004]
Lyrics and music by David Kent and Paul Sholten

Anche nel mondo della country music piĆ¹ tradizionalmente conservatore non sono mancate le voci di dissenso rispetto alle guerre in Afghanistan e Iraq ed alla politica economica della "Bush Gang"...
Country music's got mamas and daddies.
We got bar rooms and old heartbreak songs,
But I'm here today to stand up and say
How I feel about my home sweet home,
What's left, what's right and what's wrong,

And so I'm takin' my country back.
Son, you ain't been doin' her right.
Oh, I been watchin' you and I don't like
How you been treatin' my Stars and Stripes.
You took our jobs and sent 'em overseas.
Now we owe billions to the red Chinese.
You blew the budget and you botched Iraq,
So I'm takin' my country back

We had a bundle in the treasury drawer,
More than there had ever been before,
But every day we're drownin' deeper in debt.
Maybe four years should be all you get.
Then you gave tax breaks to the millionaires
And you tried to make the workin' man pay,
But you can't tax a man when his job's not there.
Now look at where we are today.

Hey, I'm takin' my country back.
Son, you ain't been doin' her right.
Oh, I been watchin' you and I don't like
How you been treatin' my Stars and Stripes.
You got too many fancy friends for me.
The Saudis treat you like you're royalty.
You blew the budget and you botched Iraq.
Now I'm takin' my country back.

Now, I can understand why you were hot,
'Cause Bin Laden never did get caught.
So you said we had Saddam to blame,
Tried to tell us it was all the same.

But now the years roll by and our kids keep dyin'.
You don't even have a plan to bring 'em home,
And those WMDs you promised on TV,
Hey, admit it, you figured it wrong,
So I'm takin' my country back.

Now, you don't know my name, but you know who I am.
I'm your everyday work hard, play hard,
Raise kids and pray hard common man.
And, lord knows, I love this land!

That's why I'm takin' my country back.
Son, you ain't been doin' her right.
Oh, I been watchin' you and I don't like
How you've been treatin' my Stars and Stripes.
You say, "Unite," but you divide us more,
Cussing' each other on the Senate floor.
Ain't we supposed to be above all that?
Hey, I'm takin' my country back!

I got my family and my church and flag,
Now I'm takin' my country back.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/10/1 - 14:31



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