The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

David Rovics
Language: English

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I can't stand the news
It's always the same old song
Another corporate scandal
Another story of bad gone wrong
Another corporate bailout
Another piece of the pie..
It's the best democracy money can buy.

They rigged the elections
And only millionaires can play
And you've got to be cynical
You got to look into the camera and say:
"I'm serving the public!"
When you know it's a corporate lie
But it's the best.. democracy money can buy.

Yeah there they go
Fighting for oil
'cause there the profits lie
Beneath that foreign soil
And they don't know what they'll do
When the wells run dry
It's the best - democracy money can buy..

They're patenting life
Selling our genes
They would patent oxygen
If they had the means
They'll patent their drugs
And some will get you high
It's the best democracy money can buy.

They're filling the prisons
Their latest industry
Which lines their pockets
And helps us all be free
'cause you gotta do something with the unemployed
If they won't move to Shanghai
It's the best democracy money can buy.

But we've got two parties
Maybe someday we'll have three
Maybe Tweedledumber
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
But one thing's fairly certain
It won't be you or I
'cause it's the best democracy money can buy

And when it's finished
And they've finally achieved
The most corporate dollarocracy
That could ever be believed..
The Martians will come to visit our graves
And when they go back to the sky
They'll say it was the best democracy money can buy..
It was the best democracy money can buy.

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/4/13 - 08:14

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