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Purple mountains majesty
Oh, my country ‘tis of thee
I weep
 
Strong and powerful
So capable of being more
Than the bully down the street
No one wants to meet
 
And it’s time we faced
We’re a nation built upon
The principle of “Take”
 
We took the land and we nearly killed
All the native people who could have been
Our saving grace, pray their wisdom may still
 
From Africa we sailed the ships
With families taken by the whips
Divided, cursed and worked
Against their will
 
And it’s time we faced
We’re a nation built upon
The principle of “Take”
 
Now a new form of slavery
Consuming things we think we need
And the powers get fat, our credit bleeds
They want to keep us that way, oh, oh
 
Addicted to oil, drain Earth dry
Wage war and send our children to kill
And die so we can get our fill
Oh, oh, oh
 
Purple mountains majesty
Oh, my country ‘tis of thee I weep