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    "Amerika V. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)" Lyrics

    Steve Earle

    Look at ya
    Yeah, take a look in the mirror now tell me what you see
    Another satisfied customer in the front of the line
    For the American dream
    I remember when we were both on the boulevard
    Talkin' revolution and singin' the blues
    Nowadays letters to the editor and cheatin' on our taxes
    Is the best that we can do.

    Look around
    There's doctors down on Wall Street
    Sharpenin' their scalpels and tryin' to cut a deal

    Meanwhile, back at the hospital, we got accountants
    Playin' God and countin' out the pills
    Yeah, I know, that sucks - that your HMO
    Ain't doin' what you thought it would do
    But everybody's gotta die sometime
    And we can't save everybody
    That's the best that we can do.

    Four score and a hundred and fifty years ago
    Our forefathers made us equal as long as we can pay
    Yeah, well maybe that wasn't exactly what they was thinkin'
    Version six-point-o of the American way
    But hey we can just build a great wall
    Around the country club
    To keep the riff-raff out until the slump is through
    I realize that ain't exactly democratic
    But it's either them or us
    And it's the best we can do.
    This song was last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Steve Earle.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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