We give that to you

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You can be anything you want, we give that to you
you can squander your money, or get filthy rich too
(though the poorest can be President, he is equal to you),
but before it all, friend, you’re an American too.

You can walk into danger and shrug off alarm
you can use, if you want, your right to bear arms
you can say God is everything or deny he exists too;
you can be anything you want, we give that to you.

You can starve in your millions or eat nought but cake
you can drink to St Patrick and tour drunk, state to state.
Green beer if you choose it, Irish jigs, all for you
but before it all, friend, you’re an American too.

You can extend hands of friendship to an unclenched fist
and vote for a change to dodge financial abyss.
You can be anything you want, we give that to you
but before it all, friend, you’re an American too.

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