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A.P.B. (All Points Bulletin)

Copyright 2015 Robert E. Shandor

 

They tell us job creators need bigger tax breaks

But the more they're given seems the more it takes

They say the wealth will trickle down to Main Street, but the

Only things tricklin' are the tears runnin' down our cheeks

 

Stash your profits off-shore, avoid the tax

When you're big enough regulators get lax

Crash the markets for profit, or rig the LIBOR

Get a slap on the wrist -- go back and steal a whole lot more  

 

I'm issuing an A.P.B.

Alerting everyone to their thievery

They've stolen nearly everything we have

It's time to wake up, quit being had --

Get really mad

 

Our leaders say we're too broke to school our kids

Can't get our roads and bridges off of their skids

But we can spend a billion dollars for a plane that won't fly

Afford thousands of drones that make innocents and innocence die

 

Watch the nightly news -- a theatrical show --

Tells you everything you don't need to know

Then listen to the pols spoutin' tired memes

Distractin' you from seein' their much, much bigger schemes

 

I'm issuing an A.P.B.

Be on the lookout for chicanery

Mainstream media promulgates their lies

It's time to stand up, yeah, it's time to rise --

Open your eyes

 

Take a bullet in the back if you walk away

From doin' nothin' more than partakin' of the day

Try to blow the whistle on government crime

Be branded a traitor and do some very hard time

 

They're still spyin' on us citizens-at-large

Passin' laws to silence any climate change charge

Secret trade agreements have a hidden goal --

Yieldin' sovereign country powers to corporatist control

 

I'm issuing an A.P.B.

All across the breadth of this big country

The coup is nearly over -- don't you see?

They've changed all the rules for you and me --

We're no longer free

 

I'm issuing an A.P.B.

Alerting everyone to their thievery

They've stolen nearly everything we have

It's time to wake up, quit being had --

Get really mad

 

I'm issuing an A.P.B.

All across the breadth of this big country

The coup is nearly over -- don't you see?

They've changed all the rules for you and me --

We're no longer free

 

Get ! Real ! Mad !