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The American in Me

The Avengers
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[1979]
Nell’EP “Avengers” e poi nell’omonima raccolta del 1983.
Scritta da Penelope Houston
Musica degli Avengers
The American in Me
It's the American in me that makes me watch the blood
running out of the bullethole in his head.
It's the American in me that makes me watch TV
see on the news, listen what the man said.
He said

"Ask not what you can do for your country
what's your country been doing to you
Ask not what you can do for your country
what's your country been doing to your mind?"

It's the American in me says it an honor to die
in a war that's just a politicians lie
It's the American in me that makes me watch TV
see how they burn the SLA (*)
They say

"Ask not what you can do for your country
what's your country been doing to you
Ask not what you can do for your country
what's your country been doing to your mind?"

In the USA!
In the USA!
In the USA!

It's the Amerikan in me that makes me watch the blood
running out of the bullethole in his head.
It's the Amerikan in me that never wonders why
Kennedy was murdered by the FBI (said)
(*) Acronimo del gruppo rivoluzionario americano Symbionese Liberation Army, attivo alla metà degli anni 70, quello – per intenderci – che rapì Patricia Hearst, nipote del magnate William Randolph Hearst, che da sequestrata divenne poi militante del movimento armato. Siccome però era rampolla di miliardari, quando fu catturata la Hearst si fece solo qualche mese di prigione e poi venne “perdonata” da Clinton. I suoi rapitori/compagni, come Donald DeFreeze e Patricia Soltysik, furono invece tutti massacrati, bruciati vivi dalla polizia di Los Angeles nell’assedio dell’appartamento in cui erano stati sorpresi il 17 maggio del 1974.

Contributed by The Lone Ranger - 2010/8/5 - 09:05



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