Born poor and orphaned young
Hated school, rough childhood
From Iowa, he went across the country
Made his way to Stanford
He studied geology
There he was known for his integrity
After college, was still broke
He went into mining
Rose the corporate ladder
He then made lots of money
Traveled the world, worked in five continents
He even spoke Chinese

After success, he wanted to give back
He felt the best way was to get into politics

Herbert Hoover
You got a bad rap
but the Great Depression
was kind of your fault
Herbert Hoover
You did some great things
Tragically history forgets that

The stock market crashed, crashed, crashed
And he was blamed, blamed, blamed, blamed
You probably did not know that he was a great reformer
Created the RFC
As a bailout stimulus
But it did not work
and things kept getting worse

Of course not re-elected
But was still behind the scenes


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 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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