COUNTING DEAD PRESIDENTS

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I'm not a great man, just more lucky than most
I never broke from the pack and ran when I could just coast
You know I've been pampered, and I've been patronized
I've been scapegoated and I've been rewarded and I've been despised
But I was so proud when they cheered me on, didn't ask what it all meant:
All the sad, stupid things I've done for dead presidents

Lay them out on the table, smooth them flat with my hand
Let them stare at the ceiling in silence as long as they can
And that's eight more hours gone by, it makes no fucking sense:
All the sad, stupid things I do for these dead presidents

Add up the years one paycheck at a time
But don't let them tell you that surviving this is all that's on the line

We're not a great land, just more lucky than most
We never broke from the past and ran when we could just coast
You know we've been pampered, and we've been patronized
We've been scapegoated and we've been rewarded and we've been despised
But we were so proud when they cheered us on, didn't ask what it all meant:
All the sad, stupid things we've done for dead presidents

Add up the years one ballot at a time
But don't let them tell you that surviving this is all that's on the line

Lay him out on the table, smooth his hair with your hand
Let him stare at the ceiling in silence as long as he can
And that's eight more years gone by, it makes no fucking sense:
All the sad, stupid things we do for these dead presidents
Count them one last time, then start it all again:
All the sad, stupid things we did under sad, stupid men

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from CAN WE UNLEARN THE AMERICAN DREAM, released February 22, 2017

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