From the album Radio Free Earth

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Lyrics

You were born in this world, now you’ve gotta pay
’Cause everything around you belongs to somebody
Can’t get ahead when you’re livin’ day by day

Social insecurity’s the name of the game
Keep you in debt till the end of your days
Take take take take take it all away

Because austerity’s coming to the USA
Austerity’s coming to the USA
Austerity’s coming to the U-S-A

If you don’t got a job, it must be your fault
God forbid if you have to default
Unless you’re a bank on a street called Wall

Feed the rich but tax the poor
If you ain’t got nothin’, they’ll show you the door
But there’s always enough to fight another war

Because austerity’s coming to the USA
Austerity’s coming to the USA
Austerity’s coming to the U-S-A

They sold us on a dream of happy ever after
But it’s a pyramid scheme, and the house of cards is falling down

U-S-A / U-S-A / U-S-A / U-S-A
U-S-A / U-S-A / U-S-A / U-S-A

It’s a growth economy when you’ve got the cash
But it’s a slow economy when you come in last
Make the poor pay for the ripoffs of the past

They screwed us once when the banks all failed
Screwed us twice when the the banks got bailed
Austerity’s coming and that’s the final nail

Because austerity’s coming to the USA
Austerity’s coming to the USA
Austerity’s coming to the U-S-A