Proud to Be an American

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The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band, whose 1975 debut album included the hit single, "White Punks on Dope". During its first fifteen years or so, the band's live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics.[citation needed] They are perhap… more »

I'm proud 
To be an American 
I'm proud 
Of the groovy things we've done 
There's television, free religion, rock 'n' roll, Standard Oil
 Times Square, Jimmy Darren, Corey Wells, and Smokey Bear
 Price reduction, reconstruction, Peace Corps, and lots more 
 Culture that we got to lend 

I'm proud 
To be an American 
And I'm proud 
Had a great time bein' one 
There's your school and my school and both of us in high school 
Surfboards, cigarettes, homework, Southern Comfort 
Boy's dean was real mean
Made us keep our locker's clean 
 Failed nearly every class 
Ditchin' was a gas 

I'm proud 
To be a young American 
I'm proud, just think about it 
All the far out things that we've begun 
There's revolution, constitution, land, sea, and air pollution 
Cold wars, hot wars, gas wars, and confrontations 
Constipation, consternation, open hearted palpitations 
 Muscular Dystrophy 

I'm proud to be an American 
 Because we got department stores 
Full of cheap guitars 
But when Sputnik plays 'em, you just go go go go 

I'm proud to be an American--we got two chickens in every garage 
And I wish every other kid could be one--in my country 
The medium is the massage 
'Cause it's impossible to give 
 Equality and justice to inferior foreigners 
Too jealous to trust us 

 Gimme your weak and your homeless 
How 'bout checkin' the oil ah, fella? 

I'm proud to be an American


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