Menzingers, The - America (You're Freaking Me Out) Lyrics




On the lonely end of history
Swingin' and swayin' to the murder mystery
Rhyme and reason fled the crime scene
Of new penthouses next to tents in the streets

Oh, how do I steer my early 30's
Before I shipwreck, before im 40
Oh, ain't it a shame what we choose to ignore
What kind of monsters did our parents vote for?

Lately I feel like I'm in puppet vichy, france tryin' to teach the devil how to dance

To these sing-alongs of siren songs
To ooh's to ahh's
To big applause
With all of my anger I scream and shout
America, I love you but you're freaking me out
Ooh-oh-oh-oh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh

Driving through the Bible Belt
Billboards claiming how Jesus felt
Oh, how'd his words confuse themselves?
With cranks for christians in powerful positions

I've always felt like all their pomp and circumstance is just cover for the devil to dance

To these sing-alongs of siren songs
To ooh's to ahh's
To big applause
With all of my anger I scream and shout
America, I love you but you're freaking me out

America, you're freaking me out
With all my anger I shout
Can't you recognize truth from clever lies?

To these sing-alongs of siren songs
To ooh's to ahh's
To big applause
With all of my anger I scream and shout
America, I love you but you're freaking me out

To these sing-alongs of siren songs
To ooh's to ahh's
To big applause
With all of my anger I scream and shout
America, I love you but you're freaking me out
Ooh-oh-oh-oh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh





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  1. firetiger1021

    Wowzers

  2. Alex P.

    Adidas “Kobe” detected.

  3. Joseph Ang

    Homosezuañity is illegal in most islamic countries but somehow America freaks you out more. LOL

    iamdoriian

    I can think of about 15 things off the top of my head in America that scares me more than that

  4. Lee Bonnar

    I missed them in Belfast last year and still cant forget it! Rage balls

  5. Celebrate Tuesday

    Is that Keith Buckley

  6. Max Maexchen

    America is freaking me out, YES, the Trumpians are freaking me out, how dumb can someone be to vote for him?

  7. Josh H

    Oh thank Christ, I saw the lights towards then end and thought he was gonna get shot in the back.

  8. Pop Punk is NOT dead

    damnnn 2:32 until 2:48 is pure perfection

  9. Stevens inwhite

    Es el marcianito 100% real y no fake

  10. James Phillip Watson

    On the lonely end of history
    Swingin' and swayin' to the murder mystery
    Rhyme and reason fled the crime scene
    Of new penthouses next to tents in the streets
    Oh, how do I steer my early 30's
    Before I shipwreck, before im 40
    Oh, ain't it a shame what we choose to ignore
    What kind of monsters did our parents vote for?
    Lately I feel like I'm in puppet Vichy France
    Tryin' to teach the devil how to dance
    To these sing-alongs of siren songs
    To ooh's to ahh's
    To big applause
    With all of my anger I scream and shout
    America, I love you but you're freaking me out
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Ooh-oh-oh-oh
    Driving through the Bible Belt
    Billboards claiming how Jesus felt
    Oh, how'd his words confuse themselves?
    With cranks for christians in powerful positions
    I've always felt like all their pomp and circumstance
    Is just cover for the devil to dance
    To these sing-alongs of siren songs
    To ooh's to ahh's
    To big applause
    With all of my anger I scream and shout
    America, I love you but you're freaking me out
    America, you're freaking me out
    With all my anger I shout
    Can't you recognize truth from clever lies?
    To these sing-alongs of siren songs
    To ooh's to ahh's
    To big applause
    With all of my anger I scream and shout
    America, I love you but you're freaking me out
    To these sing-alongs of siren songs
    To ooh's to ahh's
    To big applause
    With all of my anger I scream and shout
    America, I love you but you're freaking me out
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    .
    .
    Respectfully for anyone and everyone else here’s the lyrics with (hopefully with The Menzingers acceptance) you’re welcome 💖

  11. TheWobblyEmily

    lets save him from area 71

  12. Francisco Aurélio

    Beautiful song!

  13. Jake Carter

    I love this man.

  14. KoyoteFashion

    Over the years I never paid much attention to this band. I knew they existed and heard a couple of their tracks, but I honestly really never listened. This album changed all that and now I'm kicking myself in the ass. Their whole catalog is amazing. Huge fan now.

  15. Social Renegades

    Why did it take me so long to realize that the alien represented the "aliens" coming into the USA over the border...

  16. 神影Kamikage

    A poster on a wall brought me here. Not disappointed.

  17. Olga Lebedeva

    THEY GET YOU, 151 OLD FARTS DISLIKES. I MEANT ALLIANS, THEY ARE COMING TO GET YOU AND YOUR DISLIKES.

  18. S B

    Bands making real statements today should be respected much more

  19. Peter Jensen

    The Reverb and course on the vocals was a brave move they actually made it sound good put an original Twist on the album

  20. Jimmy Catalina

    I can dig it.

  21. Bruce wayne

    This band is so fucking underrated.

  22. Marčęllø

    This band is great!, Met and loved! continue! 🇧🇷

  23. amekusa

    The best music video I've ever seen. It felt like a good movie.

    I didn't know The Menzingers but I love this song also. Nice works guys!

    SCiZZo C

    check out their other stuff too! just found them about 2 months ago. midwestern states, don't wanna be an asshole anymore, tellin lies, good things.

    tgolden12

    Their music video for "After the Party" is probably the most emotive music video I've ever seen. Kyle Thrash is a genius.

  24. Joey R

    great but ruined by token actors .who HAVE TO BE IN IT

  25. Zach Carter

    is that Erik from Commentiquette at 2:29?

  26. PAYDAY FILMS

    Please come to New Zealand.

  27. CJC Carta

    About fucking time... we need more songs like this...

  28. none of your business

    nevermind the fact the media has been manipulative as fuck during Trumps presidency but lets still blame Trump instead of the news station that continue to promote fear mongering,...

  29. Hitler.was.right !

    Ill only be scared when democrats get control again in 2024.

  30. Viktor Sarge

    "America, love ya' but your're freaking me out" is a very to the point description of my feelings as a European. Especially in the last few years.

    Jonathan Stotz

    As an American, I agree 100%. The last few years have been a living nightmare.

    Hitler.was.right !

    @Jonathan Stotz in what way have the last few years been a nightmare? And dont ignore all the hysteria , rioting, and whining is a hundred percent the fault of the left not accepting the country elected Trump.

    Hitler.was.right !

    @Jonathan Stotz they should be concerned with the fact they themselves have no right to free speech. Can literally be arrested for what they say or write. Thier media can black out and make information and news illegal for them to share and be informed of. The UK voted democratically to leave the EU and were simply denied their will. Rioting in France is a regular occurrence. Terrorists attack someone nearly every week in the EU. And migrants are totally changing the face of European cities in places. Yeah.... Keep worrying about trump and the far right dumbfucks.

    clara ao melody

    @Hitler.was.right ! The UK is indeed able to leave the EU at their will, we are just not happy with being taken advantage of. Don't gloss over Brexit with such an overgeneralisation like we're holding anyone hostage. And yes we had terrorist attacks but so does America and America also has a President willing to Risk world peace just to bust a move. And you got school shootings and just shootings in general, were people die you know, not only because of your guns but also because your mental health and general health system because it is fucked and broken.

    So what the face of European cities have changed? Our retirement system benefit from new workers paying their taxes in Jobs that a lot of Europeans don't want to do anymore. Our demographic crisis has become less effectful through that. Thankfully. And at least we're not so heartless as to let people die and suffer outside our borders, if we are well capable enough to help a lot of them.

    Also Trump wasn't the candidate with the most votes, Hillary was but because your election system is fucked up Trump won, thanks Gerrymandering!

    Trump cancelled so many important contracts with other countries that we have a right to worry because it concerns us too.

    Hitler.was.right !

    @clara ao melody i cant help you if you see the European race becoming a minority in its own major cities as a good thing. Also our electoral system is not fucked up. Its set up so the states with the most population dont get to vote for the entire country and everyone living elsewhere.

  31. liquid_snake

    Perfection.

  32. Rob Rite

    I like the political statement with this song... ALOT.... short... sweet... and to the point. Keep up the good work guys

  33. James Phillips

    Was that Erik from internet comment etiquette?

  34. Everything_in_between

    The Alien came to Earth/America at a wrong time. Trump Era is equal to the Nazi era.

  35. James O'Quinn

    Ron Placone sent me.

  36. Greg Pohlmeier

    Put the alien in Kobe Bryant adidas...NICE TOUCH

    SCiZZo C

    Nice catch!

    BeaverSmash69

    This comment is kinda weird now.

  37. Brian Delano

    thank you for letting me, be part of your project, love your vibe!!!

  38. Armund Tanzarian

    Is that norm MacDonald as the ice agent with the moustache?

  39. Real Heel Ryan

    God bless America, and god bless Trump. Only time we seem to get any good punk is when a republican is in the White House. Guess punk bands are to big of pussies to attach Obama for his shit tho. Hate to be called racists eh?

  40. Joe

    Is this the president of Brazil, Bolsonaro?

  41. Joe Rosinski

    As far as I'm concerned, this is our new national anthem. Rise and remove your hats, people.

  42. Luis Racero

    Cool, cool!!

  43. Azerothic

    I think I've found another band to obsess over

  44. UnderPrivs

    Heard this song yesterday on a Punk Hotlist radio, and really liked it. Searched it out today, and damn that video hits hard. It invokes much more emotion than just the song, but they work so well together. Thanks for this. I loved it.

  45. Vladimir Markiev

    Think you can replace "America" in this song with any other country of your choice.

  46. Brad

    That was an incredibly well done and super fun music video (especially considering the message/theme of the video). Loved it!

  47. Aesthetically Mercury

    Me and my alien friend after i freed him on area 51

  48. Dylan Wasserman

    This is hilarious, beautiful, and deep. Love the jam too, hoping to catch them in SF soon

  49. brandon stewart

    Looking for Maxine Waters telling people to harass conservatives.

  50. Josh G

    Great fuckin tune

  51. john smith

    I’ve always been a fan of Epitaph but now that I’m 30 it seems like this song really hits home !

  52. Jayson Gallo

    Ughh this is amazing!!

  53. Lisa Johnson

    Guys, this video is brilliant perfection 😍👽🤘

  54. PDXCarlo

    So glad I got to be a part of this project (white tank top, getting deported at the very end)! Thanks for having me be a part of such an important project! Amazing song!

  55. Nadav Drewe

    Don't want to hear your tired liberal politics guys. There's a reason you're career musicians and not physicists, computer scientists or economists.

    Erik Woll

    Have never listened to any of their other music... LMFAO get out of here with that "punks not political" bullshit and go back to the boot buffet.

    Nadav Drewe

    @Erik Woll Speak English, you yank fucktard.

  56. Alex J

    Keeping punk alive with a message.

  57. Porkchops 69

    Fucken Ace

  58. bile driver

    10/10. Im a new fan that has had a great time enjoying the back catalog and new stuff. Im just glad i got on the ride before it stopped. Thanks.

  59. shinpaku 123

    You lefties should be proud ☺️ https://youtu.be/I0l5FOBc3qs

  60. Dan Gargiullo

    This video made me cry. The song coupled with its video is an absolute fucking masterpiece. Great job

  61. Breezyhunter

    America, both sides of you are freaking me out.

  62. David Bowers

    What a tune.

  63. Gary Smith

    When you realize this was shot in Portland because you know that strip club. Hi Mary's! Shares a bathroom with a really solid Mexican food spot.

  64. Inspector83

    i'm high as shit and when i put together why the music video is an alien i found that clever as fuck

  65. Fullerovia

    Britain I love you, but you're freaking me out.

  66. Andrew Lutsenko

    Tom Delonge inside?)

  67. Jason Enz

    The title of the song is spot on!

  68. Fragment_Filming

    Man, the Menzingers. They're so good, the kind of band that makes you want to accost strangers in the street and make them listen to your headphones. Part of me wants to shout from the top of mountains about how good they are, and that they deserve it as they're great guys.
    ...but, another part of me just wants to hold them close and not let anyone know about them, keep them all for myself like fucking Gollum and his precious...
    Keep it up you talented bastards.

  69. David Charles Wakefield

    #MAGA #TRUMP2020

  70. OrcMaster117

    Don't agree with the politics of the video but still love the song.

  71. Lotion In Motion

    ayy lmao

  72. Tucker Ryan

    Greg it’s ok, sometimes disciplining people is hard but it’s the right thing to do! My parents were South American immigrants who payed their dues and became citizens the correct way, this is not a country of free handouts. Make America Great Again 🇺🇸

  73. Chris Marotta

    I'm loving both of these songs but the reverb on the vocals...I'm not so sure I'm gonna get used to it. I know Greg said "“We wanted to make sure these stories didn’t get lost in the music, so we kept it to a lot of room sounds with the guitar and bass and drums” but I feel like the reverb is doing exactly what they were trying to avoid. I'm excited to hear these songs live and scream my lungs out but if I had a magic wand I'de get rid of the reverb before the full album comes out.

    raven3016

    Exactly. Such a great and catchy song, but I'm not feeling the effects on the vocals. After watching the live versions though, this may be my fav song by them

    Mattis

    Yeah, I'm really digging the song but the reverb pushes the vocals wayyy back in the mix, sometimes it even sounds weirdly out of phase. The singing is great but the vocal production confuses me.

  74. Tristin Fleming

    American doesn’t want to be a asshole anymore.


    Greatest crossover ever.

  75. Valéria Przysbeczyski

    Hahahaha so cool!! Great song :)

  76. y2jusy

    This guy needs to be dancing on stage for the new tour PLEASE

  77. B. M. Hagen

    Anybody reminded of the Beat Generation/ Kerouac's On The Road?

  78. MaxwellMurder

    Are we going to ignore the fact, that the family photo at 2:27 is the family from Alf?

    Brian D Howard

    Haha good catch

  79. Mustard Tiger

    1:22 who is that brunette angel? Gosh..

  80. Wil Brown

    This song is what I needed.

  81. Hunter Massie

    So this is what happened to the superheaven alien

  82. Havik Ryan

    wow that video hits home

  83. Lone Collective

    "Ain't it a shame what we choose to ignore?

    What kind of monsters did our parents vote for?"

    Damn I felt that 👌

    Dave P

    Bush obama trump...theyre all shit

    thestackedhouse

    we should have voted for hilary clinton because she totally did not get over a billion dollars in donations from the same people you like to complain about.

    El Perry

    @thestackedhouse Where in this thread did anyone express support for Hillary Clinton? Stop the unwarranted whataboutism -- unless this is a roundabout argument for Bernie? Because I support it. o7

  84. Jay Dub

    I’m tired of all the leftists agenda in music and movies, propaganda!

  85. Ádám Tóth

    Wow, season one of Solar Opposites looks great!
    (amazing song, by the way, really poignant, both in terms of the lyrics and the video)

  86. Ashley Sodemann

    Is that the internet comment etiquette guy?!?!?

  87. Ar†ax

    The irony is that this accusation of the average American being intolerant and bigoted is, itself, intolerant and bigoted.

  88. cotawilson

    Anyone notice the Four Loko can between the two 'necks? Lmao so accurate

  89. Aint You That Guy?

    When your video is the perfect visual representation of your killer song, so much love for the menzingers

  90. Fern Mccreary

    You guys are the ultimate pussies

  91. LuffyAkAMaDGuY

    OMG!! <3

  92. KamikazeDreamer

    I really want to know who the girl in the middle at 1:24 is

  93. TheKheumiller

    Can you stop putting out new songs? October is a lifetime away and patience is not my strong suit

  94. Michael S

    You guys are one of my favorite bands, I've been listening to you for over 10 years now....and I'm just really struggling with the vocal mix on these new songs. Two very raw powerful vocalists getting drowned out by way to much reverb. Ugh....still a great song though.

    Max OM

    I was thinking the same thing, vocals were a huge part of what made their older music so intense and it's kinda lost here.

  95. Luke Hardy

    This is how I feel... All the time

  96. Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Arrested by officer Liev Schreiber, hehe

  97. Spencer Schultz

    Nailed it

  98. The Menzingers

    New Album 'Hello Exile' Available October 4. Pre-Order here: https://themenzingers.ffm.to/helloexile

    MistaMahoney

    @donny foster wtf ever, man, you're the one with the robber baron president, you dumb sack of shit.

    waitandrender

    @donny foster go fuck yourself donny boy.

    waitandrender

    Woof, this comment aged like milk in the sun. 😄 im🍑

    James Phillip Watson

    I still have the drum stick your dimmer gave me years ago when you played in Bloomington Indiana c:

    thestackedhouse

    you guys are so punk rock!! i too totally agree with multinational companies that want "progress" open borders and a flood of cheap labor to keep the 99% from gaining any money. i also want the 99% disarmed so when the 1% does something so heinous the 99% can't do anything about it. thank you for being punk rock and totally against the establishment ;)