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He said "Let us have peace"
Unlikely rise he had
Although he hated war
He could not escape it
Earned stripes in Mexico
Did well in the army
But he just wanted out
He drank to ease that pain

Led the North as general
In the Civil War
He would prove to everyone
That he was a great fighter

His friends and family
Made up his Cabinet
This led to corruption
And much incompetence
Under his leadership the country built the Transcontinental Railroad
But underneath the accomplishments there lingered some scandal
Justice was hard to find down South with Reconstruction
He was blamed for a bad economy and a major recession

Fifth war hero to assume
The highest office
But once he got to the top
He did not have a clue

A lot of things gone wrong
were really out of his hands
After he served two terms
He thought that was enough
Stayed busy after that
But not in public office
He smoked and drank too much
Throat cancer would get him

Led the North as general
In the Civil War
He would prove to everyone
That he was a great fighter
Fifth war hero to assume
The highest office
But once he got to the top
He did not have a clue

Ulysses Grant

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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 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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