2022 1/2

I’ve a mind to write a bit again, but for now, here’s a song I heard as I was driving today that I wanted to share.

Amerika v 6.0

by Steve Earle

Look at ya 
Yeah, take a look in the mirror now tell me what you see 
Another satisfied customer in the front of the line for the American dream 
I remember when we was both out on the boulevard 
Talkin’ revolution and singin’ the blues 
Nowadays it’s letters to the editor and cheatin’ on our taxes 
Is the best that we can do 
Come on 

Look around
There’s doctors down on Wall Street
Sharpenin’ their scalpels and tryin’ to cut a deal
Meanwhile, back at the hospital
We got accountants playin’ God and countin’ out the pills
Yeah, I know, that sucks that your HMO
Ain’t doin’ what you thought it would do
But everybody’s gotta die sometime and we can’t save everybody
It’s the best that we can do

Four score and a hundred and fifty years ago
Our forefathers made us equal as long as we can pay
Yeah, well maybe that wasn’t exactly what they was thinkin’
Version six-point-oh of the American way
But hey we can just build a great wall around the country club
To keep the riff-raff out until the slump is through
Yeah, I realize that ain’t exactly democratic, but it’s either them or us and
And it’s the best we can do

Yeah, passionately conservative
It’s the best we can do

Conservatively passionate 
It’s the best we can do 

Meanwhile, still thinkin’
Hey, let’s wage a war on drugs
It’s the best we can do
Well, I don’t know about you, but I kinda dig this global warming thing…

One Comment Add yours

  1. Sandy says:

    Yay! Glad to see a post from you 🙂 Steve Earle is great.

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