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Marina - New America

[Verse 1]
Everything that made you great only made you bad
Made the people hate all the good they had
I know that you had big dreams, that you had big plans
But abuse won't make
Won't make a free land

[Pre-Chorus]
You got a white picket fence and your dad's got a gun
And when you see the police, there's no reason to run
You got a job and a car and a good dental plan
You got health insurance, pocket money, damn

[Chorus]
America
America, America
You can't bury the truth
It's time to pay your dues
America
This is a new America
Stars are shining for you
Sparkling red and blue

[Verse 2]
Fuckеd with the food chain
Fucked with the farming, too
And now our food don't tastе
Like it's meant to do
[Pre-Chorus]
They've got blood on their hands
'Cause they stole all the land
And all the lives they erased made them feel like a man
Who gave you jazz, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and the blues?
No matter what, history's catching up on you

[Chorus]
America
America, America
You can't bury the truth
It's time to pay your dues
America
This is a new America
Stars are shining for you
Sparkling red and blue

[Bridge]
White teeth, dark smile
You've been in pain for a while
You can't hide your secrets, we can see

[Chorus]
America
America, America
You can't bury the truth
It's time to pay your dues
Stars are shining for you
'Cause freedom's coming soon (Oh)
America
This is a new America
Stars are shining for you (Oh)
Sparkling red and blue (Oh)

“New America" is a song by Welsh singer-songwriter MARINA. It appears on her fifth studio album, Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land, as the sixth track. The song was written alone, and co-produced by Marina, with James Flannigan credited as the main producer. The song started to write the song in late May/early June 2020, in response to the death of George Floyd, and finished it about six months later. On May 30, 2021, Marina shared an 18 second snippet of the song with the caption "Fucked with the food chain / Fucked with the farming too". This song shares thematic similarities to Hollywood due to their shared criticism of the United States.

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