From the album Amerika

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Lyrics

ONE BIG (HAPPY) FAMILY
(Tonio K.)
the english hate the irish
the arabs hate the jew
the whole world's got its black man
in a pinch
the cowboys hate the indians
the chinese hate 'em too
the french hate everyone
but that's just part of being french

now your spaniard loves a bullfight
and your russian loves a trial
italians love his holiness
because he dresses real snappy
and the germans like a good old
fashioned war
every once in a while
and we americans love everyone
we keep the whole world laughing

yes we're just one big happy family
'neath the sun
all full of you and me and he and she
and it and everyone
oh it's a wacky zany place
that we come from
we call it heaven
please take your shoes off
don't ask no questions
are you having fun?

now the thin ones laugh at fat ones
and the smart ones laugh at fools
you know that everyone thinks
somebody else is funny
the hot laugh at the cold
the old are laughing at the new
and six-gun yassir and bokassa and
the rockefellers
laugh at everybody

still it's just one big happy family
'neath the sun
it's all full of you and me and he and she
and it and everyone
gosh it's a goofy loony place that we
come from
me/i ain't laughin'
in fact i'm leavin'
you keep the car dear
i still don't need it
don't tell the children
don't tell the germans
don't tell the rockefellers
don't tell no one

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