Uncle Sam Goddamn

(Video CHT Kelly Patterson via Charles.)


Welcome to the United Snakes
land of the thief
home of the slave
the grand imperial guard
where the dollar is sacred and proud

Smoke and mirrors, stripes and stars
stolen for the cross in the name of God
bloodshed, genocide, rape, and fraud
writ into the pages of the law, good lord
the cold continent [?] latchkey child
ran away one day and started acting foul
king of where the wild things are – daddy’s proud
’cause the Roman Empire done passed it down
imported and tortured a work force
and never healed the wounds or shook the curse off
now the grown up Goliath nation
holdin’ open auditions for the part of David
can ya feel?
nothing can save ya, you question the reign
you get rushed in and chained up
fist raised but I must be insane
’cause I can’t figure a single goddamn way to change it

Welcome to the United Snakes
land of the thief
home of the slave
the grand imperial guard
where the dollar is sacred
and power is God

All must bow to the fat and lazy
the fuck you obey me
and why do they hate me – who me?
only two generations away
from the world’s most despicable slavery trade
pioneered so many ways to degrade
a human being that it can’t be changed to this day
legacy so ingrained in the way that we think
we no longer need chains to be slaves
lord, it’s a shameful display
the overseers even got raped along the way
’cause the children can’t escape from the pain
and they born with the poisonous hatred in their veins
try an’ separate a man from his soul
you only strengthen him and lose your own
but shoot that fucker if he walk near the throne
remind him that this is my home – now I’m gone

You don’t give money to the bums
on a corner with a sign
bleeding from their gums
talking about you don’t support a crackhead
what you think happens to the money from your taxes?
shit, the government’s an addict
with a billion-dollar-a-week kill-brown-people habit
and even if you ain’t on the front line
when Massa yell crunch time you right back at it
plain look at how you hustling backwards
at the end of the year add up what they subtracted
three outta twelve months your salary pay for that madness
man, that’s savage
what’s left? – get a big ass plasma
to see where they made Dan Rather point the damn camera
only approved questions get answered
now stand your ass up for that national anthem

Custom made (you’re so low)
to consume the noose (you’re so low)
keep saying we’re free (you’re so low)
but we’re all just loose (you’re so low)
keep saying we’re free (you’re so low)
but we’re all just loose (you’re so low)


4 Responses to Uncle Sam Goddamn

  1. Jesse Walker November 15, 2009 at 10:15 pm #

    Inspired by http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUR9yWzN3zc

  2. Neverfox November 15, 2009 at 11:59 pm #

    It makes my day that you are blogging about radical Midwest hip-hop. If you like this, let me recommend Invincible from Detroit. She is a really rare talent. Her joint “Ropes” is something special.

    For every victory there’s like 50 times the setbacks
    For every revolution there’s a death trap
    And every time I see police attackin’ with a Taser gun
    A protester that’s down already on the ground, my face is stunned
    I see people that’s unaffected like “That’s just for safety, hon”
    Turn around and tell myself: “You are not the crazy one”
    To all the unfazed and numb, hope that you hear
    What I’ve spoken is clear
    So you stop repressing choking the tears
    We all walk the line between insanity and sanity
    And hope and despair
    Hope and despair

  3. Roderick November 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    I corrected some of the lyrics I found on the internet (e.g. I’m pretty sure he says “writ into the pages of the law,” “can’t be changed to this day,” and “bow to the fat and lazy,” rather than “written to the pages of the law,” “can’t be chains to this day,” and “bow to the fact we’re lazy”). But I’m really unsure about “cold continent.” Any guesses as to whether that’s right, and if so, what it means?

  4. MBH November 17, 2009 at 8:36 am #

    Has anyone ever stated the obvious — that you’re Rothbard’s greatest student?

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes