Dear Mr. President

Album: Bigger, Better, Faster, More (1992)
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  • I'm looking outside of my window
    The view that I see is a child and mama
    And the child is begging for money
    Tell me why, tell me why
    The woman is blind
    Is she so broke the kid's dealing crime

    It's such a beautiful city
    But the world is burning it down
    It's such a beautiful city
    But the world is burning it down

    I go to my room to turn on the TV
    I sit myself down and I start laughing hard
    'Cause this man he's asking for money
    He says if you send me lots of cash
    I'll send you stuff to make you rich fast

    It's such a wonderful country
    But the man he's burning it down
    It's such a wonderful country
    But the man he's burning it down
    And it's burning down
    And it's called the US of A

    One day I'm going to have lots of money
    But I'll have to give up for this rich society
    Oh please Mr. President will you lend me a future
    'Cause you'll just get it back
    From the little blind woman with the kid on the corner
    And the people all over, doin' crack

    It's such a wonderful country
    But the man he's burning it down
    Sing it
    And it's burning down
    And it's called the US of A

    I'm walking outside on a sunny day
    With no one around and I wonder what's wrong
    The I hear this loud piercing siren
    Oh my God the bomb has just dropped
    And everybody climbed right on top

    Screaming, what a wonderful country
    But the man he's burning it down, he's burning it down
    It's such a wonderful country
    But the man he's burning it down, he's burning it down
    And it's burning down
    And it's called the US of A Writer/s: LINDA PERRY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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