Lyrics: Leave This Mess Behind

I had a revelation
that everything’s not fine
we’re not this sovereign country
and we’re running out of time

we’re in the grips of maniacs
they don’t care about the rest
they think they’ve fooled us with their acts
they think that they’re the best

I have some aspirations
on how to treat this malaise
if you happen to agree with me
then repeat this little phrase:

let’s start a revolution
of the heart, soul, and mind
let’s start a revolution
we’re killing our own kind
let’s start a revolution
before we lose our minds
let’s start a revolution
and leave this mess behind

let’s prosecute the bankers
that wreck our currency
they steal from our neighbor
and everyone can’t you see

I ain’t got 10 billion bucks
and I owe my life in fees
but I’d rather stand up to you fucks
than be down on my knees

can’t trust the politicians
can’t trust the police
can’t trust the judges or the courts
and i can’t afford my lease

it’s time that we the people
reclaim our dignity
fight back with our hearts and minds
fight for humanity

let’s smash up all the gadgets
and get out in the streets
these useless games and websites
they make us weak

Big Bro is watching you
he records what you type
he knows where you’ve been and gone
he watches while you Skype

while all this happens
you sit down with a beer
flip on the NFL
and hear them roar and cheer

it’s just a corporate spectacle
that markets to your fears
brought to you my Mastercard
“we’ll see you all next year!”

Verizon’s got the cellulars
Citibank has got your loans
Comcast owns the Internet
Wells Fargo takes your home

ConAgra owns all the food
Bud Light has got the booze
Bud, Busch, Becks, Coors, Michelob
which poison do you choose?

Monsanto’s making all the seeds
Dick Cheney’s got the bombs
Goldman Sachs owns all the stocks
Obama bombed your mom

Wal-Mart owns all the retail
Pfizer’s got your pills
don’t you read those side effects
they won’t make you ill

Apple’s got technology
and Disney stole the show
Starbucks has its coffee shops
everywhere you go

Raytheon flies all the drones
and FedEx sends your mail
the CCA will rob you blind
by sending you to jail

let’s start this revolution
we’re going so insane
let’s start this revolution
so much suffering and pain
start this revolution
quit playing their little game

let’s start a revolution
of the heart, soul, and mind
let’s start a revolution
we’re killing our own kind
let’s start a revolution
before we lose our minds
let’s start a revolution
and leave this mess behind

© 2020 Chris Paulus

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