Steve Vansak and the Joe Roberts Band

Steve Vansak and the Joe Roberts Band

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Rock - General | Gary, Indiana, United States
Total Song Plays: 79   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Story Behind the Song

We live in the most powerful, diverse, richest, greatest nation in the world. We are truly lucky. The U.S.A. is also a country of many contradictions. There's a large group of folks who aim to co-opt everything American and claim it as their own and are on the attack of those who dare to question their "values" or are just different. Right wing talk radio is one of the many breeding grounds for these self proclaimed patriots.


The Patriots

Living in the land of plenty
Watching excess go to waste
I sit alone regretting the selfishness in me

I watched it all on my TV
Men with guitars told me so
I sent my contribution, I got back a pin of vanity

We've got a bad reputation
In the eyes of poor countries
We are the world of children, of clanking jewelry

Gimme all the money, gimme all the dope
The Patriots never say please
"Don't speak out", they puff and shout
Opposing views are heresy

The swimming pool of luxury
It saves them all from the heat
The vanity press it hikes it's dress
It don't give nothing for free

The world of endless appetites
Spit in your face for fun
Some call it sensitivity, I call it human rights

We sweat here for the company
To help our families survive
While investments in another land support the death machine

Associated Videos

Video - The Patriots
The Patriots

Taken from the SBV Records release - The Other Side of America © 2006 Steve Vansak Music (BMI)

Song Length
Rock - Alternative, Unique - Patriotic
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Outraged, Tense

Subject Matter
Liberal, Progressive, Protest

Similar Artists
Midnight Oil, Rage Against The Machine
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Steve Vansak
Music Credits Steve Vansak
Producer Credits Steve Vansak
Publisher Credits Steve Vansak Music (BMI)
Performance Credits Steve Vansak and the Joe Roberts Band
Label Credits SBV Records