America Will Eat You - Greg Brown

    There's only so many times you can eat that
       rubber food
    'Till You're gonna say, Well, I'm eating it.
       I guess it must be good
    There's only so many times you can sit
       and watch tv--
    Stay detached and think it's stupid
       and that you're somehow free

       America will eat you
       America will eat you up.

    There's only so many times you can be
       treated like dirt at the airport or the bank
    'Til you're gonna say, Yeah, you're right
       I'm a bum I'm a dog I'm a roach
       Thank you Thank you Thanks
    Only so many times you can see some slick
       jerk rave about God
    'Til you're gonna give it up and go to sleep
       and slip into a pod--

    We're tempting little morsels on the
       corporation's fork
    If we show up with the right bits and bytes,
       they'll fatten us like pork
    And America will stretch her maw and show
       us her white teeth
    It's only when it's much too late we see
       the cancer underneath

    Everything has a number
       We all must drink our cup
    All I ask is to know when my number's up
    Looking at these corpses talk
       and laugh it up on tv
    All I want is to never have to ask,
       Lord, which corpse is me?

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