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It's morning in America and you can be your best To have a valid credit card and can pass a urine test. It's midnight in El Salvador their spending dollars in your name 'N' it's no bloody consulation that Reagan cannot run again. They'll trade with the Ayatollah if they can't convince Congress the only type of patriot is an Anti-Communist. And I shake my head an wonder what would Joe McCarthy say If he could walk through downtown Washington D.C. today The C.I.A. on campus are taking down some names Inviting folks to join them in their Coke and dagger games. And does it ever prick your conscious as we are the world you see And you know today we are so far away from the tunes of Martin Luther King. The brotherhood of the elephant and the party of the ass Are desparate for contestants to take part in the fast. I'm selling democracy down the tubes with the admans expertise The majority by their silence are paid for days like these. Peace bred work and freedom are the best we can achieve 'N' wearing badges is not enough In days like these. IDEOLOGY When one voice rules the nation Just because they're top of the pile Doesn't mean their vision is the clearest The voices of the people Are falling on deaf ears Our politicians all become careerists They must declare their interests But not their company cars Is there more to a seat in Parliament Than sitting on your arse And the best of all this bad bunch Are shouting to be heard Above the sound of ideologies clashing Outside the patient millions Who put them into power Expect a little more back for their taxes Like school books, beds in hospitals And peace in our bloody time All they get is old men grinding axes Who've built their private fortunes On the thing they can rely The courts, the secret handshake The Stock Exchange and the old school tie For God and Queen and Country All things they justify Abovw the sound of ideologies clashing God bless the Civil Service The nations saving grace While we expect democracy They're laughing in our face And although our cries get louder Their laughter gets louder still Above the sound of ideologies clashing -Billy Bragg 1986 X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X Another file downloaded from: The NIRVANAnet(tm) Seven & the Temple of the Screaming Electron Taipan Enigma 510/935-5845 Burn This Flag Zardoz 408/363-9766 realitycheck Poindexter Fortran 510/527-1662 Lies Unlimited Mick Freen 801/278-2699 The New Dork Sublime Biffnix 415/864-DORK The Shrine Rif Raf 206/794-6674 Planet Mirth Simon Jester 510/786-6560 "Raw Data for Raw Nerves" X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X

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