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l Ike-ﬁg though a hole in the air,
ill-ﬁlms nights in Tiananmen Square.
h calling from the feel “I ﬂis ain't exactly real, or 3% real, but it ain't exactly there.
From the wars against disorder, ’ ﬁom the sirens night and day, fromthe ﬁres of the homeless, ﬁom the ashes of the gay: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A. It's coming through a crack in the wall;
on a visionary flood of alcohol; ﬁ‘om the staggering account of the Sermon on the Mount which I don't pretend to understand at all.
It's coming ﬁom the silence on the do ck of the bay, from the brave, the bold, the battered
heart of Chevrolet: “ Democracy is coming to the U.S.A. It's coming from the sorrow in the street, - the holy places where the races meet;
Pﬁ'om the homicidal bitchin'
that goes down in every kitchen
to determine who will serve and who will eat. From the wells of disappo intment
Where the women kneel to pray for the grace of God in the desert here
and the desert far away: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A. Sail on, sail on O mighty Ship of State!
To the Shores of Need
Past the Reefs of Greed Through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on. It's coming to America ﬁrst, the cradle of the best and of the worst.
It's here they got the range and the machinery for change and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.
It's here the family's broken I
and it's here the lonely say that the heart has got to open in a ﬁandamental way: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A. It's coming ﬁ'om the women and the men.
0 baby, we'll be making love again.
We'll be going down so deep the river's going to weep, and the mountain's going to shout Amen!
It's coming like the tidal ﬂood beneath the lunar sway, imperial, mysterious, in amorous array: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A. Sail on, sail on I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean I love the country but I can't stand the scene.
And I‘m neither left or right I'm just staying home tonight, getting lost in that hopeless little screen. But I‘m stubborn as those garbage bags that Time cannot decay, I'm junk but I'm still holding up this little wild bouquet: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHI9BTkap8 AW ...
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- Winter '07