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What Did You Learn on the News?

Ryan Harvey
Language: English


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Album: The Violence of War

Sung to the tune of Tom Paxton's "What Did You Learn At School?"
What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
I learned the nation's on hightened alert
And we'd better be careful or me might get hurt
There's terrorists and criminals lurking around
So they're putting up cameras all over town
That's what I learned on the news today
That's what I learned on the news

What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
I learned we liberated Iraq
We found Saddam and kicked his ass
And though I heard in the 80s we sold him gas
They said don't worry, it was in the past
And that's what I learned on the news today
That's what I learned on the news

What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
I learned Iraq's a bunch of tribes
They're nomadic and uncivilized
They threatened to burn the oil wells
So have to save them from themselves
And that's what I learned on the news today
That's what I learned on the news

What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
I learned this group is fighting that group
And it's got nothing to do with the U.S. troops
Sunnis and Shi'ites just can't be friends
Though they didn't start fighting til the war began
That's what I learned on the news today
That's what I learned on the news

What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
What did you learn on the news today, brainwashed drone of mine?
I learned the media's unbiased and free
Though it's owned by giant companies
I learned "Fair and Balanced" means two old, white
Male opposing viewpoints from the Christian Right
And that's what I learned on the news today
That's what I learned on the news

Contributed by giorgio - 2009/9/18 - 12:26



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