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Love Me, I’m A Liberal

Phil Ochs
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PAY ME, I'M NEOLIBERAL #2
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL

I cried when they shot John Lennon
Tears ran down my spine
And I cried when I saw "JFK"
As if I'd lost a father of mine
But Malcom-X and Ice-T had it coming
They got what they asked for this time

So love me, love me, love me,
I'm a liberal

I go to pro-choice rallies
Recycle my cans and jars
I'll honk if you love the Dead
Hope those funny Grunge bands become stars
But don't talk about revolution
That's going a little bit to far

So love me, love me, love me,
I'm a liberal

I cheered when Clinton was chosen
My faith in the system reborn
I'll do anything to save our schools
If my taxes aint too much more
And I love Blacks and Gays and Latinos
As long as they don't move next door

So love me, love me, love me,
I'm a liberal

Rush Limbaugh and the L.A.P.D.
Should all hang thier heads in shame
I can't understand where they're at
Arsenio should set them straight
But if neighborhood watch doesn't know you
I hope the cops take your name

So love me, love me, love me,
I'm a liberal

Yeah, I read the New Republican
Rolling Stone and Mother Jones too
If I vote it's a democrat
With a sensible economy view
But when it comes to terrorist Arabs
There is no one more red, white, and blue

So love me, love me, love me,
I'm a liberal

Once I was young and had an attitude
Stickers covered the car I drove in
Even went on some direct actions
When there weren't rent-a-cops to be seen
Ah, but now I've grown older and wiser
And that's why I'm turning you in

So love me, love me, love me,
I'm a liberal


Greetings all you young free traders
I will tell you my greatest tale
How I looted pillaged and plundered
And never went to jail
Cause I called it all freedom and democracy
Though both of those concepts have failed
To start, I'm raising your tuition
I’m Neoliberal

Though my young days were often quite brutal
Swords, guns and so many dead
Now times have changed for the better
And they sit and meet with me instead
Maybe because I'm running their elections
Or maybe because they’re strangled by debt
Either way they’re quickly becoming
Neoliberals

And though I’m president of all Bolivia
I don’t have much to say
I can’t speak Quechua or Espanish
Cuz I grew up in the US of A
And I struggled through private acadamies
So surely your children will pay
Cuz I'm privatizing the school system
I’m Neoliberal

Ah the people of all Latin America
Should all hang their heads in shame
You know they need to come down from the mountains
And get in the money game
And if they won't work in our factories
We'll simply just cut off their aid
So pay me, pay me, pay me,
I'm Neoliberal

I’ve patented foreign invasion
With patents pending on air
And I’ve made GMO labor leaders
That all believe in Laissez-faire
And though their suffering wage cuts and job loss
They just don’t seem to care
Cuz I’ve spliced their common sense gene with Tomatoes
I’m Neoliberal

Now I go around preaching development
Through unrestricted Free Trade
Even though it's completely ass-backwards
As Russia has clearly displayed
We'll force it on you with sanction threats
Or our armies will have to invade
Now pay me, pay me, pay me
I'm Neoliberal


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