Request Line: It’s the American Way

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.
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So the 4th of July is just around the corner, and of course it seemed appropriate that the theme for this week’s Request Line would be “America”.  And there’s certainly a plethora of music out there that loudly sings the praises of the Red, White, and Blue.  But despite all the American exceptionalism we’ve been fed throughout our lives, many of us have decided that the United States isn’t quite as exceptional as we’ve been told.  And these days, instead of being recognized by our fellow world citizens as “heroic” and “virtuous”, Americans have become more closely associated with the concept of “doing a half-assed job”.  With that in mind, I thought that

Just to elaborate a little, I thought this week’s theme would be songs about the United States of America, but aren’t necessarily all that flattering. 

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.

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theeWeeBabySeamus
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Green Day – Last of the American Girls

ArmedandHammered
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ArmedandHammered

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son

https://youtu.be/ec0XKhAHR5I

blaxabbath
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I love when politicians use this song on the campaign trail….

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Warthog
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John Prine – Flag Decal

The antidote to Lee Greenwood.

https://youtu.be/DgRVNjsuycQ

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Excellent.

SonOfSpam
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X – Fourth of July

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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SonOfSpam
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Bob Seger – American Storm (video is all 80s all the time)

I won Seger tickets when I was 16 from KLOS…plus a cassette of American Storm. JEALOUS???

SonOfSpam
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Wait…the album was Like a Rock, not American Storm. Dammit, getting cheesy anthemic Seger songs confused.

ArmedandHammered
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ArmedandHammered

Kim Wilde – Kids in America

https://youtu.be/-hWZqllm3mQ

yeah right
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Sorry Wee Baby Seamus:

yeah right
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“Outside it’s America.”

yeah right
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Time to get bumpin’

SonOfSpam
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Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA

And fuck you, Ronald Reagan, for thinking this was about our exceptionalism. Asshole.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Wait, you listened to the lyrics?

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Wait, you listened to the lyrics but didn’t read the body of the post to see that this was Rikki’s kick off song?

SonOfSpam
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RIKKI CHANGED IT WHATTA DECEITFUL BASTARD

Fronkenshteen
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Canadian Twin Spin!
D.O.A. – “Fucked Up Ronnie”
http://youtu.be/HYxQXKmnWaA

Bruce McCulloch – “That’s America”
http://youtu.be/Syk2HuE74c0

yeah right
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This fits the theme perfectly.

Yes, I have this song in my head anytime I fly.

yeah right
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SonOfSpam
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From Team America World Police – America Fuck Yeah!

Most patriotic song ever fuck you if you disagree

ArmedandHammered
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ArmedandHammered

Easy one –

Simon & Garfunkel – America

https://youtu.be/W773ZPJhcVw

ArmedandHammered
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ArmedandHammered

Grand Funk Railroad – We’re an American Band

https://youtu.be/Zc_JcGuH5Z8

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