SAME THING

(c) 2005 Jamie Laurie & Stephen Brackett



















Somewhere between prayer and revolution




between Jesus and Huey P. Newton




that's where you find Jonny 5 shoot shootin




water guns at the audience while ya scootin'




your gluteous max due to the fact that I'm tootin'




on the horn gonna warn you that I'm rootin'




for the other team in the culture wars




so I stab the beast belly while the vulture roars




YO JOE!



let it blow with convulsive force




til walls fall off their false supports




til Jericho's aircraft carriers alter course




and all brave young Americans are called ashore




cause we've already lost the war they keep wagin




splattering the streets in battles that keep ragin




bloodyin each page of the story that we're studying




each day the same just the names keep changin









Hook:




saying the same things over again




repeatin the same slogans we don't know where we've been




We've been all over the globe on our government's funds




leavin man woman and child dead bloody and numb





saying the same things over again




repeatin the same slogans we don't know where we've been




we've been overthrowing leaders with legitimate views




democratically elected but we didn't approve....









verse 2




How many times can the line divide




how many wars to uphold some pride




fears uncontrolled just swoll the tide




of blood in the streets while the people die




Ima keep on tryin




longs as suffering's multiplyin




and why not




souls get tossed and left out to rot




my backs broad enough to help left your cross




as long as you help with mine




the process of healing will take some time




to see the pain on your face is the same as mine




not a game or a race but the stake is high




we maintain our mistakes for the sake of sides




as long as it takes I"ll say it one more time




as long as it takes I'll say it one more time




as long as it takes I'll say it one more time









Hook









verse three




we need money for healthcare and public welfare




free mumia and Leonard peltier




human needs not corporate greed




drop the debt and legalize weed




we say yes to grassroots organization




no to neoliberal globalization




bring the troops back to the USA




and shut down guantanamo Bay




the same things over again




my throat's so sore from shoutin no war for the soldiers again




lookin for cloud cover when the explosions begin




lookin the crowd over wonder if you where we've been




we've been all over the globe Iran to Nicaragua




guatamala Angola grenada




Dominican republic Haiti chile




It don't stop and it won't stop unless we keep say









Hook









Who let'em overthrow Jacobo Arbenz




Who let'em overthrow Mohammad Mosaddeq




Who let'em assassinate Salvador Allende




I didn't let them but they did it anyway




Who let'em overthrow Kwame Nkrumah




Who let'em overthrow Aristide




Who let'em assassinate Oscar Romero




I didn't let'em but they did indeed!












don't let them assassinate Hugo Chavez


don't let them assassinate Evo Morales




bring back Martin,, Malcolm, Medgar
, Hampton, Goodman, Schwerner, Chaney

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