Alastair Moock – Make it Great


Love it or leave it, it’s us against them We’re gonna make it great once again This once was the land of the free and the brave We all had it good here (except for the slaves) When we came here, this country was pure and pristine The skies were all blue and the trees were all green We fought for the rights of the nation we’d build And all here rejoiced (‘cept the natives we killed) Then we built cities and roads and great ports Protected by brave men aloft in great forts And then came the railroads that stretched to the seas We all had it good (unless you were Chinese) Then Abraham Lincoln, the guy with the beard Said “no more” to slavery so that disappeared And that was the end of race problems, we know Black people were equal (except for Jim Crow) The late 1800s were elegant, grand Victorian houses and trust in the land The right to your income and vote you possessed For all of us here (barring those who had breasts) Then Depression and war kinda soured some years But we all pulled together and got back in gear Freedom secured in the home of the champs (Offer not valid in internment camps) The fifties, that’s when things really improved The GI Bill and your mortgage approved Employment was high and the future was bright For everyone, all of us (if you were white) And that’s what we mean by “Be great again” Let’s get ourselves back to where we were when Freedom, prosperity, peace all prevailed (For the Caucasian, Christian, straight, middle-class male) Love it or leave it, it’s us against them We’re gonna make it great once again This once was the home of the brave and the free The world’s greatest nation (if you looked like me)

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