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[August 2003]
Lyrics and music by David Rovics
Testo e musica di David Rovics
From/Da "Songs for Mahmud"

"I watched "CBC National" one night in a hotel in New Brunswick. It was such outrageous propaganda, I had to write a song about that one evening's newscast. CBC is right up there with Foxhole News, but I just wasn't expecting it to be quite that bad, so it was a bit of a shock." -David Rovics.
The cities are full of criminals
And all of them are Black
They'll shoot you for your shoes
Or to get a little crack
But the police are protecting us
Locking up these thugs
Making us all safer
By being tough on drugs

There was a truck bomb in Baghdad
Blew up the UN
These fanatics do not have a care
For innocent women and men
They don't like civilization
It's just destruction that they crave
There is no rhyme or reason
For the way that they behave

It's hard to believe
But I know it's true
I saw it on the evening news

There's a war on in Colombia
And it's all about cocaine
And the FARC is running drugs
From Mexico to Maine
It's an ugly situation
But soon it will be whipped
We just need to send along
More helicopter gunships


There was a suicide bomber in Jerusalem
Blew himself up on a bus
He was a funny-looking Muslim
Not like one of us
He didn't like the Jews
And he says that God is great
Don't know what his problem is
He's just so full of hate


Evil men are plotting
To blow up Washington, DC
'Cause they don't like freedom
And democracy
They're fans of the Dark Ages
They are all around
They're marching from the desert sand
And coming to your town


Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2006/8/5 - 17:55

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