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The Yawpers – American Man lyrics

Verse 1:
Loved it once, she's starting to break
Life we won being given away
Losing faith, I hear the preacher say
Treasure the past, it's the American Way

Never been the sort to head downtown
To too much color, to too much sound
My father could see this, "Burn it all down"
It was sacred to him, this American ground

Chorus:
The modern world, it's got me up on a wall
They call it living; I'm hardly living at all
In times of trouble, I pray to God that I never have to take it too far

So raise the flag cover your heart with your hand
Hear the call and heed the command
Living my life with my head in the sand
Praise the Lord, I'm an American Man
Praise the Lord, I'm an American Man

Bridge (instrumental)

Verse 2:
There's trash in the streets and the devil's in charge
We lost everything of value in the cultural wars
This is my home and I'm a stranger here
If I had any left I'd cry American tears

I'm not a violent man and they've already won
But I'm bringing the plague, I'm bringing the guns
They won't stand with me, they'll damn sure run
Remember the words of America's son

Chorus:
The modern world, it's got me up on a wall
They call it living; I'm hardly living at all
In times of trouble, I pray to God that I never have to take it too far

So raise the flag, oh isn't she grand
Casting her shadows, her applause is canned
I salute her virtues with blood on my hands
Praise the Lord, I'm an American Man
Praise the Lord, I'm an American Man

Bridge (instrumental)

Chorus:
Raise the flag, see how she stands
See her colors, know who I am
I'll die for her and by my own hand
Praise, the Lord, I'm an American Man
Praise, the Lord, I'm an American Man
(Repeat and fade)



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/the_yawpers/american_man.html

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