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The American Ruse

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The American Ruse

	  		The American Ruse 
From the album Back in the U.S.A. 

Intro 
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verse 1 
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They told you in school about freedom 

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But when you try to be free they never let ya 

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They said "it's easy,           nothing to it" 

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And now the army's          out to get ya 

Chorus 
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  Sixty-nine America in terminal stasis 

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The air's so thick it's like drowning in molasses 

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  I'm sick and tired of paying these dues 

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And I'm finally getting hip to the American          

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   ruse 

Transition 
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verse 2 
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I learned to say the pledge of allegiance 

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Before they beat me bloody down at the station 

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They haven't got a word out of me since 

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I got a billion years                probation 

Chorus 
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  Sixty-nine America in terminal stasis 

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The air's so thick it's like drowning in molasses 

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  I'm sick and tired of paying these dues 

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And I'm sick to my guts of  the  American            

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   ruse 

Transition 
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Bridge 
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 Phony stars, oh no!  

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 Crummy cars, oh no! 

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 Cheap guitars, oh no!  
                  
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  Joe's primitive bar  

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  Nah!                Rock'em back, Sonic! 

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Solo 
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verse 3 
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The way they pull you over, it's suspicious 

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Yeah, for something that just ain't your fault 

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If you complain they're gonna get vicious 

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Kick in your teeth and charge you with assault 

Chorus 

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Yeah, but I can see the chickens coming home to roost 

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Young people everywhere are gonna cook their goose 

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  Lots of kids are working to get rid of these blues 

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'Cause everybody's sick of the American             

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   ruse 

Outro 
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Well well well, take a look around! 

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Well well well, take a look around! 

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Well well well, take a look around! 

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Well well well, take a look around! 

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Well well well, take a look around! 

Coda 
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