do what you’re told.
don’t think or ask questions
there is one god and you must
believe or you will go to hell.

when they tell you that
war must go on,
for it’s a holy war,
you must believe.
don’t question. don’t think.
and keep your mouth shut.
just close your eyes
and look the other way.

believe in the murkan dream.
you’ve got a decent job,
a fine house, and a $50,000 truck.
you’ve even got your guns.
support your troops,
or whatever country’s troops
create profit and boost economy.


don’t talk about 35,000 dead.
that’s not your right.
believe in the status quo:
god, family, freedom.
be a good little murkan
and let them control you
until you look up and see
it’s all too late.


Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.