Tapped & Wired

this generation has great big wide eyes to see
and we will keep them open
this generation understands voting circuitry
we know you’ll soon be up for re-election
this is natural selection
we’re going to call in the inspections
I say the honest get hired and the liars get fired
every country’s oval office should be tapped and wired
a direct line to the ears of the swarming masses –
all cultures, all creeds, all years, all genders, all classes
deserve to know when you sell your soul
when you take the people’s money
and you smile to the camera as you turn to go
if it costs too much for something like wildlife protection,
tell me what does it cost when you launch the next election?
even just the cost of one campaign?
even just the cost of champagne?
if it costs too much to get make homes for refugees
tell me what does it cost when you launch your western warfare?
the bursting of ONE bomb in the Middle East?
even just the cost of new fatigues?
and you can bet that I see when you are lying to me
I say the honest get hired and the liars get fired…

if it costs too much to protect the air we breathe
if it costs too much to stop selling off our trees
if it costs too much to keep healthcare always free
tell me what does it cost us when you lead us with your greed?
you have forgotten to plant seeds
you are not earning your badge for good deeds
you can bet that I see when you are lying to me
I say the honest get hired and the liars get fired…this generation has great big wide eyes to see
and we will keep them open
this generation understands voting circuitry
we know you’ll soon be up for re-election
this is natural selection
we’re going to call in the inspections
I say the honest get hired and the liars get fired
every country’s oval office should be tapped and wired
a direct line to the ears of the swarming masses –
all cultures, all creeds, all years, all genders, all classes
deserve to know when you sell your soul
when you take the people’s money
and you smile to the camera as you turn to go
if it costs too much for something like wildlife protection,
tell me what does it cost when you launch the next election?
even just the cost of one campaign?
even just the cost of champagne?
if it costs too much to get make homes for refugees
tell me what does it cost when you launch your western warfare?
the bursting of ONE bomb in the Middle East?
even just the cost of new fatigues?
and you can bet that I see when you are lying to me
I say the honest get hired and the liars get fired…

if it costs too much to protect the air we breathe
if it costs too much to stop selling off our trees
if it costs too much to keep healthcare always free
tell me what does it cost us when you lead us with your greed?
you have forgotten to plant seeds
you are not earning your badge for good deeds
you can bet that I see when you are lying to me
I say the honest get hired and the liars get fired…

Disarming
Reinforced Concrete

DISCOGRAPHY

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