Circulating about, you hear these talks of freedom, justice, and liberty
I have nothing to say besides that I wholeheartedly agree
The sun never shined on a greater worth but a continent
Which is why I stand here perplexed while you sit there content
"She protects us!" You'll say. "I need not more of your opinion."
England protects us, yes, but solely for the sake of trade and dominion
While we're drowning in all of this oppression and blight,
You continue feeding from the King and all of his parasites
I'm sorry to say, but we have passed the threshold of reconciliation
Specifically, I've had it up to here with this taxation!
"She's our mother country, you heretic. Hold your tongue!"
Mother country? Really? Even brutes do not devour their young
Please, hear me out, haven't we tried flattering their vanity?
Haven't we tried enough to cure all of this insanity?
You may not endure any of this sorrow, but have you forgotten?
Don't tell me you know not of all those poor souls in Boston
"We cannot live without her!" You fret. "Doing so would be a disaster!"
What? From a country so far that we have to wait five months for an answer?
Let's be real here, this dreadful quasi-government isn't working
How long will it take until you start learning?
You're only afraid because you believe that we have yet to lay down a plan
Believe me when I say that is revolution has already began
King replaced by president, Parliament replaced by Congress
Let's say farewell to that little island which is nothing short of monstrous
Her motive was interest, not attachment
She did not protect us from our enemies on our account
But from her enemies on her own account
From those who had no quarrel with us on any other account
And who will alway be our enemies on the same account
There is but one option we have at our expense
Do I need to iterate it, folks? It's independence, it's common sense