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.