“My Country” by tUnE-yArDs

“My Country” by tUnE-yArDs

August 23, 2018 0 By CPE

My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty. How come I cannot see my future within your arms?

My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty. How come I cannot see my future within your arms?

Your love it drags me down, into the underground.
My country bleeding me; I will not stay in your arms.
No, not yet.
At the Salvation Army, making us all stand in a line.
While Mommy and Daddy make up and try to make up their mind.

Oh, the shame I felt when those histories mentioned my name!
If only I could forget, but memory’s my favorite game.

We cannot all have it.
Well, what I am I supposed to say to those other guys?

So sorry but you only stood half a chance.
Now it’s over and they’re walking all over you.

We cannot all have it.
Well, why is there juice dripping under your chin?
When they have nothing, why do you have something?
When they have nothing….

I’ve got me, you’ve got you.
That’s one plus one plus two.
I never told you what to do, but then you put me in some box.
I’ve got you, you’ve got me like a baby’s got a bumblebee.
I told myself I’d have to jump higher if I was gonna get over your shit.

We cannot all have it. Well, what do you want me to say to the others? Oh yes, there’s a place for you but that place is underneath the cushion of my behind.

We cannot all have it. Well, why did you say so?

With my eyes open, how can I feel happy? With my eyes open….

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