Tinky McVieux

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Tinky McVieux, where are you from?
And will they forget the things you've done?
How does it feel? When will you know?
You've got to choose which card to show... Tinky

She'd lied about her Irish and forgotten all her French
Now all her friends and relatives were feeling very tense
About her imminent appointment as ambassador to Rome
How would Tinky back them up
And what would she proclaim her home?

Tinky McVieux, where are you from?
And will they forget the things you've done?
How does it feel? When will you know?
You've got to choose which card to show... Tinky

It didn't take much money to refabricate her past
So shortly Tinky's circles tightened up and no one asked
About her Asiatic eyebrows and her sub-Atlantic chin
The places she was headed for had none to do with where she'd been

Tinky McVieux, where are you from?
And will they forget the things you've done?
How does it feel? When will you know?
You've got to choose which card to show... Tinky

You fib like a schoolgirl and smoke like a gun
Now tell me, what does it mean to be American?
If you had to listen to the things that you say
You would be so glad you're livin' in the U.S.A.

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from Milky White, released January 1, 1997
Written by Tony Rogers

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The Good Chicago, Illinois

The Good is the creation of singer / songwriters Tony Rogers (tonyrogers.bandcamp.com) and Devin Arkin (who died from brain cancer in late 2016), joined by John Scholvin (guitar), Dave Rothkopf (bass), and John Goodman (drums). The band began making waves on the Chicago music scene in the early 90's; they've released 4 critically acclaimed full length studio albums, and more. ... more

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