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Geoff Baker - American Flags On Foreign Cars lyrics

There used to be a thing that I would die for,
But we sold it for a seventh TV
And a life safe & sound behind walls and a happy ending

There used to be a thing that I would die for,
but we traded it for cheaper gasoline
And now I can't even remember where we were going


'Cause the world was ours before we were the world,
But we made it a fight
There's not a 'gift outright'
That gets blood on your hands and your dirt
And it'll take more to save this land of ours
than American flags on foreign cars


There used to be a thing that I would die for
Now it's the thing I fear the most,
From sea to shining sea and coast to coast

There used to be a statue in the harbor,
And she held a light that shone at every hour
And on its ruins in the darkness
We built up a watchtower


'Cause the world was ours before we were the world
Then the sky had to fall
And some made it a call
To join up with the Army Reserves
But it'll take more to save this land of yours
Than American flags on foreign shores


And all the unmarked graves along the way,
And God Bless the U.S. on a pizza box
Oh God, is that all we could carve out
Of Plymouth Rock?

There used to be a million different questions,
But we've narrowed it all down to one:
How fast can we burn all our bridges
And pick up our guns?


'Cause the world was ours before we were the world
We bring down the sky
Watch other folks die
And think we hear freedom unfurled
But it'll take more to save our hearts and souls
Than American flags on Thunder Rolls