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Post American Era

from Return to Lower Uncton by Downtown Rats

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I won’t, you won’t, they won’t let us
I can’t, you can’t they can’t make us
Trapped in, Locked In, forced in, they cage us

Welcome to the post American era

Taught to, led to, made to, discuss
Brain washed, get sloshed, repeat, a must
Obey, replay, no pay, mistrust

Welcome to the post American era

I vote, you vote, they win, we lose
I say, you say, we want, they choose
I pay, you pay, they play, fake news

Welcome to the post American era

I work, you work, they steal, no feel
I try, you try, they lie, done deal
I scream, you scream, there is no ice cream

Welcome to the post American era

I starve, you starve, we slave, they gain
Stay true, argue, fuck you, in vein
Pointless, senseless, brainless, bloodstain

Welcome to the post American era

He talks, she talks, none of them listen
I yell, you yell, all their positions
They fight, we fight, based on suspicion

Welcome to the post American era

He’s red, she’s blue, nothing can get through
Drop dead, bloodshed, continue argue
Once friends, we’re through, brain dead, fuck you

Welcome to the post American era

Divide, choose sides, stand hard, don’t bend
Allied, statewide, backyard, defend
Broadside, attack, never give back

Welcome to the post American era

I don’t want to live this way
Yet still can’t seem to walk away
I’m trapped inside a prison cell
Can’t seem to find a soul to tell

I’ve picked a side, so I must fight
Although it doesn’t seem quite right
My side is just as bad as yours
They hide and talk behind closed doors

I state his view, you state her view
Not much left that we all can do
Me on my side, You on your side
Between a pool unoccupied

I see you out across the street
Remember back when we would greet
The life we lost now incomplete
My fight to win so bitter sweet


from Return to Lower Uncton, released May 2, 2020


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