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>> > Every U down in Uville liked U.S. a lot,
>> > But the Binch, Far East of Uville, did not.
>> > The Binch hated U.S! the whole U.S. way!
>> > Now don't ask me why, for nobody can say.
>> > It could be his turban was screwed on too tight.
>> > Or the sun from the desert had beaten too bright.
>> >
>> > But I think that the most likely reason of all
>> > May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
>> > But, Whatever the reason, his heart or his turban,
>> > He stood facing Uville, the part that was urban.
>> > "They're doing their business," he snarled from his
>> > perch.
>> > "They're raising their families! They're going to
>> > church!
>> > They're leading the world, and their empire is
>> > thriving,
>> > I MUST keep the S's and U's from surviving!"
>> >
>> > Tomorrow, he knew, all the U's and the S's,
>> > Would put on their pants and their shirts and their
>> > dresses,
>> > They'd go to their offices, playgrounds and schools,
>> > And abide by their U and S values and rules,
>> >
>> > And then they'd do something he liked least of all,
>> > Every U down in U-ville, the tall and the small,
>> > Would stand all united, each U and each S,
>> > And they'd sing Uville's anthem,
>> > "God bless us! God bless!"
>> >
>> > All around their TwinTowers of Uville, they'd stand,
>> > and their voices would drown every sound in the land.
>> >
>> > "I must stop that singing," Binch said with a smirk,
>> > And he had an idea--an idea that might work!
>> >
>> > The Binch stole some U airplanes in U morning hours,
>> > And crashed them right into the Uville Twin Towers.
>> >
>> > "They'll wake to disaster!" he snickered, so sour,
>> > "And how can they sing when they can't find a tower?"
>> >
>> > The Binch cocked his ear as they woke from their
>> > sleeping,
>> > All set to enjoy their U-wailing and weeping,
>> >
>> > Instead he heard something that started quite low,
>> > And it built up quite slow, but it started to grow--
>> > And the Binch heard the most unpredictable thing...
>> > And he couldn't believe it--they started to sing!
>> >
>> > He stared down at U-ville, not trusting his eyes,
>> > What he saw was a shocking, disgusting surprise!
>> >
>> > Every U down in U-ville, the tall and the small,
>> > Was singing! Without any towers at all!
>> >
>> > He HADN'T stopped U-Ville from singing!It sung!
>> > For down deep in the hearts of the old and the young,
>> > Those Twin Towers were standing, called Hope and
>> > called Pride,
>> > And you can't smash the towers we hold deep inside.
>> >
>> > So we circle the sites where our heroes did fall,
>> > With a hand in each hand of the tall and the small,
>> > And we mourn for our losses while knowing we'll cope,
>> > For we still have inside that U-Pride and U-Hope.
>> >
>> > For America means a bit more than tall towers,
>> > It means more than wealth or political powers,
>> > It's more than our enemies ever could guess,
>> > So may God bless America! Bless us! God bless!
>> >

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