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The Government They Deserve


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Damroze

 Genre: Hip Hop-Rap

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When I was a JD running the streets of Ann Arbor, there was a saying that when you pointed a finger at someone three pointed back at you. (The thumb points off somewhere else. Deep, eh?) What we think of our leaders says something about what we think of ourselves and each other. Maybe we should rethink that.

Technical stuff : for various reasons I don't have a mic at the moment however, my LG 900G phone has a voice recorder on it. So, I sang the words into the phone while listening to the beat on my headphones and then ran a line from the headphone jack of the phone to the input of the Mac and recorded it into GB.
I literally phoned it in.
If there were more country loops on GB, this would have been a country song. But, there ain't. Soooo...
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The Government They Deserve
David Damroze

Obama is a Socialist
and Dubya is an idiot
Bill Clinton's just a Dirty Old Man

Bush Senior had no lips to read
Reagan was a B-grade actor
refugee
from the silver screen

Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer wimp
Gerald Ford was a football playing simp
And Richard Milhouse Nixon was nothing but a crook

It's said that in democracy
people get the government they deserve
If we don't like whats going on
Over there in Washington
Maybe It's time to check ourselves.



Socialism, Capitalism
This ism and that ism
The words don't mean a whole helluva lot to me

I was taught the American way
Is to find what works the best way
If it ain't broke don't fix it
If it is broke fix it well
Or we can argue ideology
All the way to hell



The things posted on the internet about Obama
The jokes that we still make about Dubya
Probably give Al Quaida
The biggest laugh of all


It's said that in a democracy
The people get the government they deserve
If we don't like whats going on
Over there in Washington
Maybe It's time we check ourselves.









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Uploaded: Oct 16, 2012 - 12:30:54 AM
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2013 - 10:55:54 AM Last Played: Jan 25, 2017 - 07:01:20 PM
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (October 16th, 2012)
The Government They Deserve
Nice groove, David. Like the lyrics, too. You could equally sing the same song about Australian politics. It is frightening really. Thanks for the post. Regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Dreaming Of The Past
Damroze said 1744 days ago (October 18th, 2012)
Apparently
a characteristic of Democracy worldwide.
Thanks for the comments, Peter
Check out my latest song called Somewhere Between Atchison and Oskaloosa
Damroze said 521 days ago (February 23rd, 2016)
Update : 02/2016
The primary season is in full swing and the intent of this song is now made clearer, even to me the writer. How quickly any political discussion in this country degenerates into the most base forms of name calling.
So, for all of you libtards and wingnuts out there ....
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