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Abraham Lincoln
Preserved the Union
Led the country when
It beat itself up
Emancipation Proclamation
He helped free the slaves
During the war
The Civil War
By far the deadliest
Well was it worth it?
Some do not think so
The Gettysburg Address
Helped boost morale
During the bleakest
Time in the war

They say that he's the greatest
Leader, yeah he sure passed the test
Came through when he was needed
The one who we never seem to forget
And we name most things after him
We learned all about him when we were kids
Others can't help but get compared to him
Can I have 5 dollars? I just have pennies

Was 6 foot 4 and
Wore a big tophat
Wherever he went
You knew where he was at
Did not approve of
The CSA
Honest Abe wanted
One USA
Suspended the writ
of habeas corpus
Detained suspsects
accused of conspiracy
He may have lost when he ran for Senate
Had the last laugh, though, as President

They say that he's the greatest
Leader, yeah he sure passed the test
Came through when he was needed
The one who we never seem to forget
And we name most things after him
We learned all about him when we were kids
Others can't help but get compared to him
Can I have 5 dollars? I just have pennies

He was the first one
Assassinated
Beloved now but
Back then was hated
Ahead of his time and
idealistic
Change is scary but
Often needed

They say that he's the greatest
Leader, yeah he sure passed the test
Came through when he was needed
The one who we never seem to forget

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 2), track released February 20, 2012
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room Lawrence, Kansas

Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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