bir sleater kinney
they tell us there are only two sides to be on
if you are on our side you're right, if not you're wrong
but are we innocent, pargons of good?
is our guilt erased by the pain that we've endured?
hey look it's time to pledge allegiance
i love my dirty uncle sam
our country's marching to the beat now
and we must learn to step in time
where is the questioning? where is the protest song?
since when is skepticism un-american?
dissent's not treason but they talk like it's the same
those who disagree are afraid to show their face
let's break out our old machines now
it sure is good to see them run again
oh gentlemen start your engines
and we know where we got the oil from
are you feeling alright now?
paint myself all red,white and blue
are you singing let's fight now?
innocent people die, uh oh
there are reasons to unite
is this why we unite?
if you hate this time
remember we are the time!
show you love your country, go out and spend some cash
red, white, blue hot pants doing it for uncle sam
flex our muscles show em we're stronger than the rest
raise your hands up baby, are you sure that we're the best?
we'll come out with our fists raised
the good old boys are back on top again
and if we let them lead us blindly
the past becomes the future once again