They Say They Want Our America Back, What The F__K Do They Mean?


I ran across this video at Crooks and Liars where it had been posted, with the lyrics, by David Nelwert. Jill Sobule composed this song particularly for this performance at the closing session of the Netroots Nation 2011 convention. It’s entertaining, hilarious, and certainly worth the three minutes and twenty five seconds it will take you to listen to it; during which you will likely want to join in with the chorus… if you can stop laughing long enough to sing.

They Say They Want Our America Back

by Jill Sobule

They say we want our America back
Our America back
Our America back
When they say we want our America back
What the f–k do they mean?

Remember the Garden of Eden
Before Eve hung out with that snake?
You could walk down the street
And not worry about thieves
All the kids could go trick or treating

Then those foreigners started comin’ in
Like those Germans in 1790
Then the Irish arrived, the potato blight
The neighborhood started changing

Life was better
We lived right
Life had a paler shade of white
When they say we want our America back
We want our America back

Before there was Ellis Island
And that statue we got from the French
And that’s whore’s still alerting
The strangers she’s flirting
Inviting them into our beds

The Guineas, the coolies, the wetbacks, the Jews
The gays and the terrorists
And who let in that woman looks after my kids
And the one who is cleaning my nest

Life was righteous
Life was clean
Send them back including me
When they say they want our America back
Our America back, our America back
When they say they want our America back
What the f–k does it mean?

Before the gays had the agenda
Before the slaves were free
Before that man from Kenya
Took the presidency

We want our America back
Our America back
Our America back
When they say they want our America back
What the f–k do they mean?

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One Response to They Say They Want Our America Back, What The F__K Do They Mean?

  1. +3 Vote -1 Vote +1novenator
    June 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I saw her perform this live at Netroots Nation. The poor girl was trembling at first, but as soon as she let loose the chorus, the audience erupted in applause and she loosened up. It was pretty stellar.

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