Threadbare father figure of society
Haggard, looming prolonging heritage
Deprived and acquiescent, stripped outright of its foundation
Turned on its head in a decadent deference

We talk about the flag as if it represented something
Exalt its status above that of a person, like a demented infatuation
We afford it conceit so it may gloat so ever contently:
Emperor of Americana; King of the Charlatans

In its bowels we try to dissect a nation
But in its aura we forfeit ourselves to its conception
Consoled, we're only wistful to uphold the fallacy:

Emperor of Americana; King of the Charlatans