Uncle Sam

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I saw Uncle Sam walkin' down the street
His feet tired
His head wired shut
He was lookin' to make a killing
Off those living
In a rut

He was lookin' at all the display kings
The beauty queens
The neutered dreams
The TV screens stacked high
As they towered over the city square
He looked up with a sigh
Sayin', "I'm so proud of you babe"

I saw Uncle Sam in the winter's heat
His belly achin'
His humor shakin'
His backbone breakin'
His big glove, "Number 1"
He was wavin' it at the choir
But no one was singing a response
So tell me, why is it so loud in here babe?

I saw a little girl jump out a manhole
Blind as Justice
As high as a first kiss
And drunk off his first drink
Sam likes to think he knew her
She had come to claim her kingdom
She could not find it in the sewer

"Why is it so dark up here babe?
What's your name?
Who put you in charge
While I was away?

Why Sam do you abuse me?
Keep me 'round just to use me
Don't you know who I am?
Why do you persecute me?
Don't you know you're gonna lose me?
You don't know who I am,
Do you Sam?"


from The Projector, released June 3, 2016



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Icarus is the musical project of Greco-American songwriter Andrew Lovely.

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