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Kaarel  Kressa

Estonia


GOD BLESS AMERICA

seven women\'n\'children were shot at a military checkpoint
the boys were defending themselves, the vehicle didn\'t heed their warnings
this ain\'t no dying regime, you know, where anyone could freewheel
with their out of date boneshakers and cheap oil

the president said: we will throw you lots of bombs [a meaningful pause]
                    we will throw you medications   [a meaningful pause]
                    we will throw you food          [a meaningful pause]
                    we will bring you a better life [ovations]
                      
the TV showed those who had survived at the check point
my god, they ALL looked like terrorists
anyway, it seemed that they didn\'t appreciate their freedom enough
what a foolish people. why don\'t americans come in here?

and it came to pass in those days, that a car of the U.S. embassy in Estonia was broken
and 83 russians were arrested
can you believe it - a brand new jeep! bastards
I hope they will rot in jail for this


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