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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.

Oh well...

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.

Oh well...

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.

Oh well...

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.

Oh well...

There's a lyric video of this song which you can find here, and you can get this track from Amazon here. The rough cut video was posted on YouTube on 8/30/08 - click here to watch that video.

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