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The Happiest Place On Earth

This song is by Desaparecidos and appears on the album Read Music/Speak Spanish (2002).

I want to pledge allegiance to the country where I live
I don't want to be ashamed to be American
But opportunity, no, it don't exist
It's the opiate of the populace
We need some harder shit now
The truth is getting around
And each public school is a halfway house
Where the huddled masses sober up and up

Enough, there's not enough to fatten the cows
And feed all of us
It's just a rationing of luck
What can't be bought gets raffled off

Oh God, good God, shed greed on thee
Your shining sea turned a dirty green
From the industry off the shores of New Jersey

I got a letter from the army
So I think that I'll enlist
I'm not brave or proud of nothing
I just want to kill something
Too bad that now-a-days you just point and click
Swing low satellite, hot white chariot!
In the computer's blue glare, the bombs burst in the air
There was a city once now nothing is there
Our freedom comes at their expense

Makes sense, does it? Dollars and cents
They're stretching barbed wire across the picket fence
That is surrounding your housing development

Just in case you lack the confidence
Oh God, my God, give strength to thee
These amber waves purple majesty
Are nothing but backdrops for Disney

We'll look up close
It's superimposed on a blank blue screen
It is fantasy, fucking magical
The dreams floats like a chemical
Through each snapped synapse, our television past
That is beautiful
No more, no more