Friday, March 19, 2010

America, Incorporated, L.L.C.

Larry Piltz

We built this business up from scratch
with all the real estate we snatched
we used resources down the hatch
with all the labor we could catch
mythologized confabulated
self-congratulated
America, Incorporated

For a new place did real well
lots of smokes and folks to sell
far from god but what the hell
look there's a crack in the Liberty Bell
mammon worshipped
freedom jaded
America, Incorporated

Needed more land
so to expand
all we could stand
oh ain’t it grand
to be armed well situated
with native people
nearly exterminated
I guess genocide was
predestinated for
America, Incorporated

Took our place astride the earth
took the place for all it’s worth
impoverishing the world free traded
cause feudalism was underrated
and not nearly as well-remunerated
as guzzling belching satiated
America, Incorporated

We started fresh a new creation
left behind our aggravation
tried to be enlightened nation
with political salvation
ended up fast food plantation
pornographic war sensation
and known by most as indignation
America, the Corporation

With corporate donors laws donated
never treaty obligated
always right exonerated
never wrong simply fixated
a glowing example irradiated
America, Incorporated

Evil’s real, inaugurated
nationalists intoxicated
war high priests
how loud they pray
for their armageddon
how long they’ve waited
craving to be expiated
America, Incorporated

Truth was switched and freedom baited
people die while targets are graded
whose jugular is the next to be slated
what poor little nation to be devastated
while democracy watches infatuated
and who’s not to say way too elated
then sleeps it off somnambulated
America, Incorporated

Is real liberty just imitated
with freedom vaunted yet freedom crated
and protest cautious and sedated
despite the plans to be cremated
the 21st century for this we waited?

Dithering blithering bloviated
America, Incorporated
withering slithering hypermotivated
America, Incorporated
America, Incorporated
America, Incorporated
America, In Corpus Delicti We Trust, L.L.C.

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