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MANHATTAN
 

My folks are ready to go down with Manhattan
Like a good captain should plan to do at sea
And I to go after, in the camps we'll be kept in,
With the Lefties and the Arabs and American Democracy
And though the chance is slimming that this won't happen
In the next decade or so, what comforts me
Is if I stand up in (and to)
America, then win or lose
American Democracy
American Democracy
I won't need to outlive American Democracy.


Each year I go and say farewell to Manhattan
In the first week of September, just in case.
I see my folks, I take the boat out to Staten
See the old Mayflower Madam and we never leave blast radius
We see the goods, we like to think they're well gotten
As she proudly flaunts an ice cream cone at me
And she will mean more than (and to)
America or when we lose
American Democracy
American Democracy
I won't need to outlive American Democracy.
 

Well, you can lie awake defending Manhattan
As we tell our troops they're doing where it's day
Defend her from the state we're putting Baghdad in
And of half the world we've garrisoned to keep the other half at bay
"KILL ALL THE FUCKING COWARDS" said General Patton
And what a pack of winners we turned out to be
Land of the Free,
Home of the Free,
Moment of the Free
 

Please join me now in saying a prayer for Manhattan
(And my parents, right?) and these United States.
Like any prayer it's not much more than just chattin'
It doesn't mean I've thrown my hat in more than any of you reprobates
Democracy would mean that we were the captain
And a captain don't desert his ship at sea
So whatever more you do
Please join me in this prayer for (and to)
American Democracy
American Democracy
"I don't need to outlive American Democracy"
"I don't need to outlive American Democracy"
"I don't need to outlive American Democracy"
"I don't need to outlive American Democracy"
And I don't mean to outlive American Democracy.

 

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