Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
Verse 1Well, my Ashoes, they come from SingaGpore, My flashlight's from TaiAwan, My Atablecloth's from MaGlaysia, My belt buckle's from the AmaAzon. You know, this Ashirt I wear comes from the PhilipGpines And the car I drive is a ChevroletA, It was Aput together down in ArgentinGa By a guy makin' thirty cents a Aday.
ChorusWell, it's Dsundown on the Aunion And what's Dmade in the U.S.AA. DSure was a good idAea 'Til Dgreed got in the Eway. A
Verse 2Well, this silk dress is from Hong Kong And the pearls are from Japan. Well, the dog collar's from India And the flower pot's from Pakistan. All the furniture, it says "Made in Brazil" Where a woman, she slaved for sure Bringin' home thirty cents a day to a family of twelve, You know, that's a lot of money to her.
Verse 3Well, you know, lots of people complainin' that there is no work. I say, "Why you say that for When nothin' you got is U.S.-made?" They don't make nothin' here no more, You know, capitalism is above the law. It say, "It don't count 'less it sells." When it costs too much to build it at home You just build it cheaper someplace else.
Verse 4Well, the job that you used to have, They gave it to somebody down in El Salvador. The unions are big business, friend, And they're goin' out like a dinosaur. They used to grow food in Kansas Now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw. I can see the day coming when even your home garden Is gonna be against the law.
Verse 5Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head. This world is ruled by violence But I guess that's better left unsaid. From Broadway to the Milky Way, That's a lot of territory indeed And a man's gonna do what he has to do When he's got a hungry mouth to feed.