I am not American Lyrics

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Lyrics for I am not American

I am not American
Though I live in North America
Which is part of the Americas
Which should make me an American.

Geographically Canadians
Are certainly Americans
As are Venezuelians
But not Hawaiians.

They're out in the middle of the ocean
Just like the US Virgin Islands
Who really shouldn't say they are American
Or even Virgins.

How can two whole continents
Lose their name to one constituent?
Where were we when the US went
And took the word American away?

But to be fair to them,
Their other name options
Like USA-ers and United Statesians
Were pretty bad.

Still I want to be as American
As the French are European
Or as those in Antarctica are Antarctican
Even if they're just penguins.

That leaves us Canadians
As Northern North Americans.
But Alaska's norther, curse them!
We're surrounded by Americans
Americans!

I just call those USA-ers American
A name meant for two continents, not just them
For if I said I were American,
People would probably think I came from Maine.

But I think I have a plan
Let's become Antarctican
And join up with the penguins
For just like them,
We're not American!