My Country
tUnE-yArDs Lyrics


My country, 'tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
How come I cannot see my future within your arms

Your love it turns me down
Into the underground
My country bleeding me; I will not stay in your arms

Not yet, yet, yet
No, not yet, yet, yet
No, not yet, yet
No, not yet, yet (daoe)

Not yet, yet, yet
No, not yet, yet, yet
No, not yet, yet
No, not yet, yet, yet

At the Salvation army making us all stand in a line
While mommy and daddy make up and try to make up their minds
Oh the shame I felt when those histories mention my name
If only I could forget, but memory's my favorite thing (?)

We cannot have it
Well, what am I supposed to say to those others
'So sorry, but you only took half a chance
Now it's over and they're walkin' all over you'

We cannot have it
Well then why is there juice dripping under your chin
When they have nothing, why do you have something
When they have nothing

The worst thing about living a lie
Is just wondering when they'll find out

I got me, you've got you
That's one plus one plus two
I never told you what to do
And then you put me in some box

I've got you, you've got me
Like a baby's got (?)
I told myself I'd have to check islands
If I was gonna get over your shit

We cannot have it
Well then what do you want me to say to those others
Oh yes, there's a place for you
But that place is underneath the cushion of my behind

We cannot have it
Well then why did you say so
With my eyes open, how can I be happy
With my eyes open

If nothing of this is ours,
How will I ever know when something's mine

My country, tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
How come I cannot see it

My country, tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty, yeah

My country, tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
How come I cannot see a future within your arms

The worst thing about living a lie
Is just wondering when they'll find out

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Written by: Merrill Martin Garbus

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Truth Seeker

"[Spoken]
Ladies and gentleman, Merrill is performing at the

[Singing]
My country 'tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
How come I cannot see
My future within your arms?

Your love it drags me down
Into the underground
My country bleeding me
I will not stay in your arms

No not yet

At the Salvation Army
Making us all stand in a line
While Mommy and Daddy make up
And try to make up their mind

Oh the shame I felt
When those histories mentioned my name!
If only I could forget
But memory's my favorite game

We cannot all have it
Well what I am I supposed to say to those other guys
So sorry but you only stood half a chance
Now it's over and they're walkin all over you

We cannot all have it
Well why is there juice dripping under your chin
When they have nothing why do you have something
When they have nothing

The worst thing about living a lie
Is just wondering when they'll find out

I've got me, you've got you
That's one plus one plus two

I never told you what to do
But then you put me in some box

I've got you, you've got me
Like a baby's got a bumblebee
I told myself I'd have to jump higher
If I was gonna get over your shit

We cannot all have it
Well what do you want me to say to the others
Oh yes there's a place for you
But that place is underneath the cushion of my behind

We cannot all have it
Well why did you say so!
With my eyes open how can I feel happy?
With my eyes open

If nothing of this is ours
How will I ever know when something's mine?"



All comments from YouTube:

Thomas Hadley

This is the final boss of art school

George A

Just another day at Tune Yard daycare

Evan

George A it's called brightworks and it's in San Francisco. They moved to a different location though.

Sarah Grant

the sax thing at 2:40 will never not be rad as hell

seth ae

Sarah Grant even four years later? I think it’s still just as amazing

JD Calabrese

I've watched a few of their videos now and it ALWAYS looks like Merrill is having a blast! You can't help but not be happy after watching them.

VikingBP

I love this song.  She's got a good fighter's jaw too.

Kalan You

Any old-school tune yard fans that knew where this all came from. She is amazing looping sounds and vocals I really hope she is apart of the mixing of this new way of getting her music out there.

Eliza Carpenter

the best band to listen to when you are down . the music is so happy 😁😁😁

ouchys

the lyrics are a love-hate anthem about the USA 😂

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