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A More Perfect Union
Titus Andronicus Lyrics


"Are we ready to go?"

"From whence shall we expect the approach of danger?
Shall some transatlantic giant step the earth and crush us at a blow?
Never! All the armies of Europe and Asia could not, by force
Take a drink from the Ohio River
Or set a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years
If destruction be our lot, we ourselves must be its author and finisher
As a nation of free men, we will live forever, or die by suicide"

There'll be no more counting the cars on the Garden State Parkway
Nor waiting for the Fung Wah bus to carry me to who-knows-where
And when I stand tonight, 'neath the lights of the Fenway
Will I not yell like hell for the glory of the Newark Bears?
Because where I'm going to now, no one can ever hurt me
Where the well of human hatred is shallow and dry
No, I never wanted to change the world, but I'm looking for a new New Jersey
Because tramps like us, baby, we were born to die

I'm doing 70 on 17, I'm doing 80 over 84
And I never let the Meritt Parkway magnetize me no more
Give me a brutal Somerville summer
Give me a cruel New England winter
Give me the great Pine Barrens
So I can see them turned into splinters
'Cause if I come in on a donkey, let me go out on a gurney
I want to realize too late I never should have left New Jersey
Whoa-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh
La da da da da da da da da da da, yeah! Yeah!
Whoa-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh

I sense the enemy, they're rustling around in the trees
I thought I had gotten away but they followed me to 02143
Woe, oh woe is me, no one knows the trouble I see
When they hang Jeff Davis from a sourapple tree
I'll sit beneath the leaves and weep
None of us shall be saved, every man will be a slave
For John Brown's body lies a'mouldring in the grave and there's rumblings down in the caves
So if it's time for choosing sides, and to show this dirty city how we do the Jersey Slide
And if they deserve a better class of criminal, then I'm'a give it to them tonight
So we'll rally around the flag, rally around the flag
Rally around the flag, boys, rally once again, shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom
Rally around the flag, rally around the flag
Glory, glory, Hallelujah, His truth is marching on

"I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice
On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write with moderation
I am in earnest
I will not equivocate, I will not excuse
I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard"

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Patrick Stickles

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jinxfink

i cant believe i found this band from looking up "songs with american history references" for class. ugh best decision to attempt homework ever. 

John Field Show

The quote at the end was by William Lloyd Garrison. He was an abolitionist who dedicated his life to the freeing of the slaves. The words you hear to was from the opening statements from the first issue of his radical anti-slavery newspaper The Liberator, published over 30 years before the Civil War. He was justifying is position and justifying is acidic, unyielding furor in which he pursued the freeing of the slaves. His critics thought that he was too extreme, taking things too far, was asking for too much. He was beaten, threatened with lynchings, and had bounties put on his head for his publications and advocating for freeing his fellow man. But, in this opening statement, he drew a line in the sand and laid out his purpose and justified advocating for absolute abolition, with no qualification;
"I am aware, that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire, to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hand of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; -- but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest -- I will not equivocate -- I will not excuse -- I will not retreat a single inch -- AND I WILL BE HEARD. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead."

mrhungry2008

"From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some transatlantic giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe and Asia could not, by force, take a drink from the Ohio River or set a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. If destruction be our lot, we ourselves must be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men, we will live forever, or die by suicide."

Carlo Olivari

It's never been more true until now

gratefullyso

They played this at my funeral in 1863. I'm back.

Ice Kold Killa

Rocksmith brought me here!

Joey Fyan

Ice Kold Killa same haha

concars1234

The Lincoln quotation is super relevant today. "As a nation of free men we will live forver, or die by suicide"

Carlo Olivari

Even more so today. There are plenty of folk out there who think they'll live forever without wearing masks, but at the same time, possibly killing everyone around them.

Luke

This guy has a great voice. Not sure what some of you are talking about

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