I’ve heard that other countries are down on the US,
to be down on: to be angry with
A land of mass consumption, our lives filled with excess.
But my daddy wasn’t fightin’ on Normandy that day
For the right to drive a Hyundai, I refuse to live that way.
And I’m proud to be an American who gets just 5 mpg. mpg: miles per gallon
Though I live alone, the car I own can seat 103.
And I gladly park so close to you when you pull out you can’t see.
No, I’ll never trade my Escalade, God bless my SUV. Escalade: SUV built by Cadillac
the road may have congestion, but, hey, I’ll get there alive.
So don’t pester me with questions like “What would Gandhi drive?”* to pester: to annoy sb.(repeatedly)
And you won’t catch me in Starbucks, if I need a drink or snack,
When I bought this ship she came equipped with a Starbucks in the back.
And I’m proud to be an American with a car that fits my rear, rear: “Hintern”
The cash I put down could have fed a town in Somalia for a year.
I gladly go and fight for Don people who [‘s?] at war with me Don: Donald Rumsfeld
You’ll be stuck in mud when he sends his Scud
But not my SUV.
“Between Iraq and a Hard Place” (2002/2003)
[MPEG/download, streaming: www.capsteps.com]
*cf. the campaign “WHAT CAR WOULD JESUS DRIVE?” www.whatwouldjesusdrive.org
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