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G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe,
What you fighting foí?
Libertyís a fleeting thought,
Freedomís dead and allís for squat.
Try to practice your religion,
Itís struck down by court decision.
Taking all your rights away,
Minoríty ruleís here to stay.
G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe,
Itís your land no moí.

Hey Marine, Hey Marine,
Guarding our machine.
Industry thatís built by steal,
Sin of greed has new appeal.
Tycoons live in high-rise glass,
While the people kiss their ass.
Count the dollar. Cash the check.
Just ignore our moral wreck.
Hey Marine, Hey Marine,
Look at our latrine.

U.S.A., U.S.A.,
Where're your kids today?
Teach them what is right from wrong?
Or have they learned a different song?
What did you give them by your tears?
-MTV and Britney Spears?
Give the children what they want,
Blaring music, lottsa cunt.
U.S.A., U.S.A,
Devil's on his way!

"I must create my own system, or be enslaved by another man's"-William Blake

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The following comments are for "Today's Paul Revere (Mature Language!)"
by malthis

Best so far, but needs a rating
I really enjoyed this piece, largely because it reminds me of protest singers, and the whole "Hey, Hey, LBJ.." routine. It's also a branch out from your usual subject matter, which I find refreshing. Using this material in these days of almost rabid patriotism makes it even better, it's nice to know someone else sees it for what it is.
My only complaint is that you probably should have put a rating for content in the title, due to some of the language especially due to the somewhat misleading nature of the title, but once again good show.

( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: July 16, 2002 )

take two
I realize that I've commented on this piece before, but while looking for goodies with the random readings button, I thought I'd say just one more time just how much I really like this piece. Maybe this will get this overlooked gem some more views.

( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: May 3, 2003 )

sad mostly cause it's true
I just randomly came up on this poem and I have to say I really like it. Makes me sad because my ex-boyfriend left for the Marines, and it's something he really believes in, but here you've presented all the muck he's really defending. One note...this line kinda bothered me...

"Tycoons live in high-rise glass,
While the people kiss their ass."

Seems kinda off, excellent other than that. =D

( Posted by: Darkshine Raven [Member] On: October 30, 2003 )

three if by air?


Your inner liberal cries to get out.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: October 20, 2004 )

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