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In America

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:25 By Rachael Kilgour, SpeakOut | Video

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"In America"

One by one we fall in line
To reach for the precious prize
To the promised land
Singing "Yes we can!"
Stomachs bigger than our eyes
And it's yelled out loud
It's murmured low
There's a chance for you and me
To have all we dreamed
And even more it seems
That's the curse of liberty

Welcome to America the land of the rich and free
Where hard work gets rewarded
And the money grows on trees
Well it's rags to riches baby
That's our story and we're sticking to it
If you don't make it big, you can't claim the game was rigged
Cuz in America you manifest your own destiny

So stack the deck and deal a hand
And if you're Daddy's rich
Every card you hold will be turned to gold
For a white man and his tricks
And you'll stop to think as you comb your hair
And straighten out your tie
How the bottom few could be privileged too
If they'd buckle down and try

Welcome to America the land of the rich and free
Where hard work gets rewarded
And the money grows on trees
Well it's rags to riches baby
That's our story and we're sticking to it
If you don't make it big, you can't claim the game was rigged
Cuz in America, you manifest your own destiny
In America fate's your own responsibility

Tunnel vision makes you stronger
Narcissism is the way to get ahead
Don't you ever stop to wonder
About the ones you had to pay to make your bed

Ninety-nine we fall behind
While one fool takes the prize
But we won't stay down forever
See it twitching in our eyes
The revolution is on it's way
And there's no way to hide
All the earnings that you've stolen
All your greed and all your pride

Welcome to America the land of the filthy free
Where hard work gets you nowhere
And the money is diseased
Well it's rags to riches baby
That's a tall tale but we're sticking to it
Cuz if you make it big, and even if the game was rigged
In America you manifest your own destiny
In America they say the rest is history

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Rachael Kilgour

Rachael Kilgour is an activist singer-songwriter out of Duluth, MN. In February, 2013, she released her newest EP entitled Whistleblower's Manifesto: Songs for a New Revolution - available for download on iTunes and Bandcamp.


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In America

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:25 By Rachael Kilgour, SpeakOut | Video

Media

"In America"

One by one we fall in line
To reach for the precious prize
To the promised land
Singing "Yes we can!"
Stomachs bigger than our eyes
And it's yelled out loud
It's murmured low
There's a chance for you and me
To have all we dreamed
And even more it seems
That's the curse of liberty

Welcome to America the land of the rich and free
Where hard work gets rewarded
And the money grows on trees
Well it's rags to riches baby
That's our story and we're sticking to it
If you don't make it big, you can't claim the game was rigged
Cuz in America you manifest your own destiny

So stack the deck and deal a hand
And if you're Daddy's rich
Every card you hold will be turned to gold
For a white man and his tricks
And you'll stop to think as you comb your hair
And straighten out your tie
How the bottom few could be privileged too
If they'd buckle down and try

Welcome to America the land of the rich and free
Where hard work gets rewarded
And the money grows on trees
Well it's rags to riches baby
That's our story and we're sticking to it
If you don't make it big, you can't claim the game was rigged
Cuz in America, you manifest your own destiny
In America fate's your own responsibility

Tunnel vision makes you stronger
Narcissism is the way to get ahead
Don't you ever stop to wonder
About the ones you had to pay to make your bed

Ninety-nine we fall behind
While one fool takes the prize
But we won't stay down forever
See it twitching in our eyes
The revolution is on it's way
And there's no way to hide
All the earnings that you've stolen
All your greed and all your pride

Welcome to America the land of the filthy free
Where hard work gets you nowhere
And the money is diseased
Well it's rags to riches baby
That's a tall tale but we're sticking to it
Cuz if you make it big, and even if the game was rigged
In America you manifest your own destiny
In America they say the rest is history

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Rachael Kilgour

Rachael Kilgour is an activist singer-songwriter out of Duluth, MN. In February, 2013, she released her newest EP entitled Whistleblower's Manifesto: Songs for a New Revolution - available for download on iTunes and Bandcamp.


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