God’s own country & other grandiose claims

Living in this country now how are we feeling
as we’re accounting for those wounded & killed
& maimed bodies & souls & for firing it up
with high-tech – & top level collusion smoking
here more than anywhere else – look around hey
this planet has turned into a hell made by us
just name a few of these ballbuster movies
& a few of these killer blues we’re cashing in on &
so what’s our god’s true name then actually
is it power or greed or is it lies or just blunder
or is it our sheer drunken vanity crashing
down on us & trashing our nation’s best morale
or are we merely tripping & lost & all crippled here yes
in this our Christian USA of today

We must adress all of us – our well civilized
Americans sending off all these young soldiers
from this bold God’s own wilderness so trigger-greedy
down on the run on our war machine
what kinda love game are we inflicting on the rest
of our poor world then my young top guns
where just did we learn this our trade so well
hey you cowboys & marines on the rampage &
we know you didn’t want to have it called
by its real name then you our god-ordained leaders
well there’d be a couple of names just to remind you
of some places & your deeds there notorious
could have been in camp number what in Afghanistan
or Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo too yes or
could have been in Kabul now or Baghdad every night
or could it be … maybe even in Teheran some day …
could it be in … oh well we let you finally name
the place then hey you – you my dear US stooges
& how bloody holy you are gonna be right there
oh yes – & so god-blessed
& us in New York & LA here even too meanwhile now
or in our Washington long anyway say
where we’re corrupting the media & science & religion
& truth & the one living body & soul

& still hanging on to this game & sporting
some tortures & massacres on even some on-line shows too
but then hasn’t there been this long noble tradition of yours
of lynch lawing clawing & kkk-clanning
& what you’d do to the black & the red & hasn’t this
even been fueling your dream factory’s hits & here
you’re doing it again to the bloody rest of them now
& way out all over the world too
& your young soldiers there & all those innocent victims
are dying & even more so than any time before

But mind you there’s still some colour of life radiating
& penetrating yes or isn’t it there for sure
so even you & me could be moved in this real
colour-of-life-game then & stand up to it at last too

& whoever we may be in the end here our dear Americans
& I must mean all of us oh yes if
we’re still some bold believers really & all the way
through these our dark & vicious times too
times of lions or times of just hyenas man
& we’re still hanging on & hanging on so sincerely
to the right Christian spirit & wasn’t that the one
we’d thought to claim for us all or hadn’t we
well this kind of spirit musta truly have led us
there too then on our holy crusade & especially
as we’d been firing on pregnant women & on children
& other poor folk so they say in some
& there in
Haditha too

Well George W. ? … …   let’s just shrug it off …
& go on some promotion tour over to Europe … … …

So here
here we’re hanging on to life or to whatever
we want to call this in our clean USA of today
well you there yes you say what is
this our precious life here then really worth at all anyway?


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