The Ignorant American: Professional Courtesy to the GEO Group

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(Music by Toby Keith)

American girls and American guys
will always look the other way
when black and brown folks die
or when they see a baby crying
in the hands of the feds
left to sleep on the cold concrete
while we’re warm here in our beds

Well, I served in the army
where I could have died
and when I learned the real reasons
I broke down and cried
for all the mothers, the children,
the whole family tree
who went through living hell
to keep the market free

ICE was only started
sixteen years ago
it’s one of many awful places
where your taxes go
buying guns and cuffs and cages
bullets, drones, and tanks
so stocks can keep on rising
at the Wall Street banks

And this land that we love,
this land that we call free
has long backed brutal dictators
and overthrown democracy
how can you not see clearly
though you’ve got two eyes,
many folks lost independence
on the Fourth of July

Hey Uncle Sam put their land
at the top of his list
and the Statue of Liberty
just couldn’t resist
heading westbound in a wagon
to fill it up with gold
in this land where human life
has long been bought and sold
Do you really have no idea
just what your taxes do
as a professional courtesy
to the GEO group?

Injustice will be served
when white supremacy’s the rage,
Uncle Sam will keep on killing
and locking kids in a cage
where they’re sorry there’s a country
called the US of A…
we’ve got our heads up our ass
it’s the American way

Hey Uncle Sam put their land
at the top of his list
and the Statue of Liberty
just couldn’t resist
heading westbound in a wagon
to fill it up with gold
in this land where human life
has long been bought and sold
Do you really have no idea
just what your taxes do
as a professional courtesy
to the GEO group?

Oh, The GEO Group
Oh, The GEO Group

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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