KIngsAndQueen: we don't call ourselves United Statesians, we're self-entitled, proprietary, greedy pricks. Didn't you know? Lol. I do agree though, the Americas is the entire Western Hemisphere, not just the U.S. We have to come up with a better name for us U.S. folk than just "American."
America and American are accepted short-form generalizations of the country USA and residents from said countries. Mexicans and Canadians don't recognize themselves as Americans, so it's not really a problem. Plus, calling someone a Unitedstatesofamerican doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.
Funny (and predictable) how this is the only PoS song anyone seems to complain about on here. Many on here think a song becomes "gay" if it seems to be critical of American society; maybe you shouldn't be listening to "progressive" music.
I used to despise this song. Now I find it (and several others from Scarsick) very good. You just have to take Daniel as he is, put yourself in his situation and see the irony and meanings he puts in this.
Quite cute. The whole joke lies not only in the, as you say, the "spot-on" lyrics, but also in the tune of the song. It is suppose to be so hilarious and absurd... and it is! His bitter sense of humor, I love. ;)