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It's a Crime

Tom Neilson
Lingua: Inglese



Used to be our enemies had a piece of land,
Like with oil in Iraq,
pipeline in Afghanistan
Indians and Mexicans
brought out the cavalry,
'cause they were in
the way of manifest destiny

Guatemala had bananas,
Somalia had oil,
Venezuela has democracy
that we want to spoil.
Cuba has cigars and rum,
Phillipines had sugar cane,
Colombia had the Isthmus
and some kilos of cocaine.

But now are enemies are treasonous.
They tell the truth and that's serious.
It's adversity, it's mockery, insurgency, hostility,
but mostly WhiteHouse sociopathology

Daniel Ellsberg was once
the most dangerous man
for telling the truth about
the war in Viet Nam
And Bradley Manning's murder
footage was too graphic
of U.S. conduct clearly sociopathic

It's called whistleblowing, (1)
everybody should be knowin' about corruption,
the waste and abuse..
Transparency is treasonous.
Democracy is dangerous.
It's a crime to tell the truth.

Edward Snowden told us all
what we already knew
that the N.S.A. is taking notes
on everything we do
Is it worse that they are spying
or try to cover up with lying
With their files on where we go and with who.

It's called whistleblowing,
everybody should be knowin about corruption,
the waste and abuse
Transparency is treasonous.
Democracy is dangerous.
It's a crime to tell the truth.

Kiriakou fingered Brennan
for torture in Guantanamo
Tom Drake, the N.S.A.
for a billion bucks a dough,
Jeffrey Sterling, C.I.A. sabotaging
Nuclear blueprints to Iran
they were passin.

It's called whistleblowing,
everybody should be knowin about corruption,
the waste and abuse
Transparency is treasonous.
Democracy is dangerous.
It's a crime to tell the truth.

I was on the road in Buffalo
on my way to Canada
to go to a gig in Detroit
Seems they had me in a file
as long as a ¼ mile about the songs I sing
and every joint.
They took my passport,
put my truck in detention.
And submitted me
to interrogation
I escaped captivity,
now only outlaws will be free
livin outside the law
in and out of this nation.

It's called whistleblowing,
everybody should be knowin about corruption,
the waste and abuse
Transparency is treasonous.
Civil liberties are dangerous.
It's a crime to tell the truth…
It's a crime to tell the truth.


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