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Bad Dream

I had a really bad dream

about this gang of cut-throat thieves

who moved in on Washington, D.C.

They moved in on the House,

then they took the Senate down

and got the White House keys

in my really bad dream.

The next thing you know this gang

started moving on the banks

and you can guess how they filled in the blanks.

They grabbed these bags of cash

and headed out the back

and they didn't say "thanks"

when they moved on the banks.

And as the money flows

so the bribery goes

as absolute power corrupts so absolutely

and if you can't take a bribe

maybe you can die

or find another line of work entirely.

Real lucky thing for me

I grew up in the land of the free

where such thieves are just the stuff of dreams

and if such a gang came along

the people would lay down the law

and find a jail for these thieves

in the land of the free.

It was just a bad dream,

just a bad dream.

Rough cut video posted to YouTube 10/17/08. Click here to watch the video.

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