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His nickname was "Old Hickory"
Spent most his time in Tennessee
Grew up poor out on the frontier
Became a prominent lawyer
Had role of spokesman for the West
As Congressman and Senator
Knew how to kick butt in a fight
Killed a man who insulted his wife

A military hero of the War of 1812
Defied the odds in the Battle of New Orleans
Invaded Spanish Florida, captured Pensacola
Was the first "common man" to win the Presidency

But he supported slavery (Yes he did, Yes he did)
And he supported Indian removal (The Trail of Tears)

Got rid of the national debt
The only one to accomplish this
Helped get rid of the central bank
Then gave the money to the states
Believed in true democracy
Which really did not exist
Forced Indians to Oklahoma
Said it was in their best interest

Had a bullet stuck next to his heart for most of his life
Wanted to abolish the electoral college
Used his power to veto unlike Presidents before
Was not aristocratic unlike Presidents before

But he supported slavery (Yes he did, Yes he did)
And he supported Indian removal (The Trail of Tears)

Andrew Jackson

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 1), track released February 21, 2011
Matt Beat

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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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