Philosophy Of The Common People


                      Take away 9 billion from public hospitals

                      Take as many billion as we can from the poor

                      Tack on 120 billion at the generals’ request

                      See if we can launch the third world war

                      Borrow a few trillion dollars from our nation’s future

                      Who cares if our grandchildren get the screw?

                      Ring the whole damn planet with Armageddon’s lasers

                      And paint them all red, white and blue

                      Sprinkle some crumbs among the common working-class

                      So what if fuel and utility costs are going up?

                      Give the rich man a few rebate millions in his hand

                      For a brand new yacht so he can win the World Cup

                      Forget treaties that took 30 years of diplomatic tears

                      And ignore our planet as her temperature is stoked

                      Forget Alaskan preservation, ‘big-oil’ has a reservation

                      We’re more concerned if christian children haven’t smoked

                      Waste our Sunday of rest at the fundamental church

                      Belt out our battle-hymns of patriotic hits

                      Bow down to our plastic god of stain-glass morality reward

                      Thank God!  We’ve covered the naked statue’s tits

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