America Loves The Minstrel Show

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"America Loves The Minstrel Show"
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Love Songs For Patriots cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Love Songs For Patriots
Released 2004
Format LP / CD
Length 4:21
Label Merge Records (US) / Cooking Vinyl (UK) / Devil In The Woods (UK LP)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel / Tim Mooney
Love Songs For Patriots track listing
  1. "Ladies And Gentlemen"
  2. "Another Morning"
  3. "Patriot's Heart"
  4. "Love Is"
  5. "Job To Do"
  6. "Only Love Can Set You Free"
  7. "Mantovani The Mind Reader"
  8. "Home"
  9. "Myopic Books"
  10. "America Loves The Minstrel Show"
  11. "The Horseshoe Wreath In Bloom"
  12. "Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship"
  13. "The Devil Needs You"
  14. "1000 Miles"

"America Loves The Minstrel Show" is the 10th song on American Music Club's 8th album, 2004’s Love Songs For Patriots.

Lyrics

My life is a sham
I pretend that I'm me
My life is a sham
I pretend that I'm free
Wake up, wake up, it's time for me to go
America loves the minstrel show
I don't wanna hurt you, but if I do I'll pay
I don't wanna hurt you, but if I do I'll pay
I live in the dark where nothing can ever grow
America loves the minstrel show
It's the thief whose the first to accuse others they steal
It's the fake who claims to always know who is real
And millions all want to bathe in his glow
America loves the minstrel show
America loves the minstrel show
They love me babe, there's a line around the block
They love me babe, compared to that what have you got?
Wouldn't it be a crime to just let it go?
America loves the minstrel show
They'll never forget me and the funny faces I make
They'll never forget me and the funny faces I make
I make them forget that they'll reap what they sow
America loves the minstrel show
America loves the minstrel show
America loves the minstrel show

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