Here’s a perfect song to be played while voting. With 47 million citizens of the richest nation in the world on food stamps and 94 million out of the workforce, something seems to have gone horribly wrong. Could it be that the same mentality that made the country so strong eventually weakened it ? Perhaps the same men who built an empire out of a barren prairie decided to loot it and leave. The truth is that its hard to be an American Bum. Its hard to live with nothing when so many have so much.
You can find this song on “Voyage To Afghanistan” by Abraham Cloud
They set you up while you’re still in the swing. With one big push you could have anything. You know one day you will live like a king. They hook you up to a giant machine. You’re on your way, you’re feeling so mean. You buy a car, but they sold you a dream. It’s hard to be an American Bum. The war’s been fought, that war’s been won, collect your pay when the week is done. You’re satisfied with two weeks in the sun. There’s bums in suits, there’s bums in the street.There’s bums who starve, and others who treat. There’s bums who work eighty hours a week.It’s hard to be an American Bum. You try your best, you do what you can, you give it all for your small piece of land. You build your house but it’s made out of sand.’Cause everyone is out for their own, you fall behind and they take all you own. Nobody cares if you’re if you’re sick or you’re old…..but oh, that open road is calling louder than before, its paved with all the pain of things you never …
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