Anti‐Flag Tar and Sagebrush Lyrics

The Bright Lights of America Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Good and Ready
  • 2 The Bright Lights of America
  • 3 Vices
  • 4 The Modern Rome Burning
  • 5 If You Wanna Steal (You Better Learn How to Lie)
  • 6 No Warning
  • 7 Spit in the Face
  • 8 We Are the Lost
  • 9 Go West
  • 10 The Smartest Bomb
  • 11 Shadow of the Dead
  • 12 The Ink and the Quill (Be Afraid)
  • 13 Tar and Sagebrush

  • (Rollin?)

    If you utter a sound
    Don't make a move
    We'll kill you
    Then they gathered around me
    One man took my right arm
    And another man took my left
    When the third man grabbed the front of my coat
    Then thrown in to an automobile we go

    Oh I wish
    I could describe
    The terror in that 20 mile ride
    Oh I wish
    I could describe
    The terror in the beautiful California moonlight

    In an auto with six man and chauffeur
    Yeah these Christian patriots
    They put fingers in my eyes and nose
    As they subjected me to torture
    Yeah the torture that a god fearing man
    Is capable of conceiving

    Oh I wish
    I could describe
    The terror in that 20 mile ride
    Oh I wish
    I could describe
    The terror in the beautiful California moonlight

    You won't kiss the American flag
    Well by god we'll make you
    We'll ram it down your throat
    Sing the Star Spangled Banner with feeling

    They put their autos together
    So the lamp set a sickly stage light
    Fourteen defenders of this country
    All commanding me to undress
    They poured tar over my body and head
    In the absence of feathers they rubbed sagebrush instead

    Oh I wish
    I could describe
    The terror in that 20 mile ride
    Oh I wish
    I could describe
    The terror in the beautiful California moonlight

    My suffering was terrible
    But my greatest pain was over you

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