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Dan Bern - Black Sox

Song Lyrics

They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America
They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America

They're the people who decided that every street corner
gotta have a 7-11 on it
They're the people who put 17 cinemas under one roof
but they look like television sets
They're the people who decided that Miami and Los Angelos
and Portland and New York should look the same
They're the people who decided that everybody speaking
on the radio should talk like this.

They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America
They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America

They're the people who put 75% of cigarette advertising
aimed at Blacks and Hispanics
They're the people who believe it's any of their business
what women should do with their bodies
They're the people who believe that the people in power
should be able to give you urinalysis
They're the people who believe we can solve all our
problems by invading other sovereign nations.

They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America
They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America

ah-ooooooo hey hey hey
ah-ooooooo hey hey hey

They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America
They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America

They're the people who devote all their time to tearing
down the freedoms guaranteed in the constitution.
They're the people who believe that Cold war,
Oh no Cold war!
We need billions for nuclear weapons.
They're the people who will tell you that the Earth
isn't chocking though the evidence is to the contrary
They're the people who defend themselves by calling you
names and by telling you to go live in Russia.

They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America
They kicked the Black Sox out of baseball,
but they didn't kick 'em out of America

ah-ooooooo hey hey hey
ah-ooooooo hey hey hey


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