Saturday, November 27, 2004

Song Lyrics: Election By David Rovics

By David Rovics

The candidates lined up in a row
Turn on the cameras, time to start the show
They kissed babies with a tie
Tried every soundbite that might fly
But be they congressmen or preachers
The only ones who made the features
Were the ones who knew their station
Is that a man or a corporation?

And each spineless spam who won that round
Went on to the big buck battleground
They bought some ads and they bought some more
And they got freebies by the score
Hired thugs went door to door
Especially if you're black or poor
Said your vote might be against the law
Don't tell me the deal is raw

And we had an election, it ain't no lie
It was the best one money could buy

The news reported every word
Uttered by these two old birds
As if their tongues were heaven-sent
They didn't tell us what was meant
No voting record to analyze
And once again they'll feign surprise
When history proves to us again
The thieving crooks who are these men


And on the TV not a word
From those dirty commie peacenik nerds
There will be debates, slogans will fly
But only rich men need apply
There's only room up there for two
Tweedledee and tweedledoo
Uncounted ballots will litter the floor
In this banana Republican class war


And when it all is said and done
The pundits will say democracy won
Some will cry into their socks
Some will sit and watch more Fox
Where scandals, wars and desperation
Are all the fault of the United Nations
While those who drill the oil and make the tanks
Laugh out loud all the way to the bank



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