New American Century, Part 2
At the crossroads we could have chosen
a path to better days for us all,
so who decided we would be going
a hard right turn straight for a brick wall?
Oh well, welcome to the new American century
where they're killing you and they tell you not to worry.
More poison in the air and the water,
more people living out on the street,
and after you pay your rent to your landlord
maybe you can't buy food to eat.
The burger joints, they might be hiring
but that good job, it must have gone south
and as your money keeps getting tighter
you hang on any way you know how.
If you need to fill a prescription
it might cost you an arm and a leg
and if you need a big operation
you might just have to learn how to beg.
Now whenever you make a phone call
someone might be listening in
and if you live too close to a levee
you'd best make sure you know how to swim.