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Ashcroft's Army

John McCutcheon
Language: English


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Last night on TV there he stood
In a suit of somber blue
He said it was time for all Americans
To do what we must do
Take out your x-ray glasses
And your decoder rings
We need ordinary people
To keep an eye on things

So…

I wanna be in Ashcroft’s Army
I wanna be a spy
I wanna watch my neighbor’s doings
Kiss your rights goodbye
In this legal devolution
Here’s your chance for retribution
Let’s just can the Constitution
I’m gonna be a spy

I wanna be in Ashcroft’s Army
I wanna be a fed
I might look like the meter man
But I’m a spy instead
Delivering pizza or the mail
Buddy, you can never tell
I’ll haul your sorry ass to jail
I’m gonna be a spy

I wanna be in Ashcroft’s Army
I wanna be a sleuth
I wanna catch some terrorists
Don’t worry ‘bout the truth
If I see you hanging ‘round
Wearin’ a turban and your skin is brown
You’re gonna take a ride downtown
I’m gonna be a spy

I wanna be in Ashcroft’s Army
I’m gonna be a mole
It’s time to show the rest of the world
Just who’s in control
John Ashcroft he said, "Now shame on you!"
Then the Vice President said it too
Don’t you question what we do
I’m gonna be a spy

I wanna be in Ashcroft’s Army
I wanna a G-Man
He used to be a Senator
But now he is a free man
He’s a Attorney General instead
‘Cause the people of Missouri said
We’d rather vote for a guy who’s dead
I’m gonna be a spy

I wanna be in Ashcroft’s Army
But still I’ve gotta wonder
Where was all this spying
When Adelphia went under
When Enron ran off with the loot
And Worldcom went right down the chute
Some terrorists wear pin-striped suits
I wanna be a spy

Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2005/6/30 - 18:58



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