(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


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


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


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


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