The greatest power known to Man, trade-marked democracy
And don’t you try and tell it any different
With tentacles around the world and deep under the sea
Ancient Rome reborn and resurrected
We follow U.S. footsteps, regardless where they lead
We do and say exactly as commanded
Like when under the Union Jack, fell at Gallipoli
All slaughtered on the shore right where we landed
We bash down doors in Baghdad and we kill in Kandahar
Fighting wars Americans invented
Fighting for excessive wealth and the comfort of the few
While searching for insurgents dressed as peasants
We shove them up against the walls,
then strip them to the floor
Looking for small arms for their resistance
Then rob them of all decency, respect and dignity
While terrifying wives and little children
Yankees, Diggers side by side, weapons either hand
Implements of murder in possession
People scattered, bodies splattered, blood upon the ground
Death must be the ultimate intention
We send young kids with rifles in our name and in our place
To shoot at old men riding older donkeys
Missions we commission that keep changing year to year
I thought that we were looking for Osama!
We tell the world Saddam Hussein had WMDs
A massive lie, all guilty of collusion
A bid to get our hands on all the oil from overseas
Any fool can tell the real intention
For weapons of destruction, were nowhere to be found
We were sent there anyway, just as expected
By U.S. corporations who have the final say
Who pay for presidents to be elected
We talk in solemn sombre tones of courage under fire
Of boys returning home in wooden boxes
Then tell the world of sacrifice and why they had to die
Far away in someone else’s borders
Patriotic vomit, we’re exposed to every day
Splashed on telescreens and gossip papers
What Orwell wrote as fiction is reality today
Everywhere I look I see his pages
Politicians either side all share the common view
Of lobbyists, of miners and of bankers
Who swim around like hungry sharks, all waiting for the kill
Economy not people is their mantra
Corporations bleed us dry, we never stand a chance
Our rights have disappeared, just as predicted
Have a look around you and see the fascist State
Occupy not likely, all evicted
When did you say as voter, say that we will go to war?
When did you say that fracking was essential?
When did you say the miners and the banks could have it all?
When did you say ‘Economy not people’?
Why do you bother voting, when you have nothing to say?
Why vote for those you know will make you poorer?
Why listen to the voice of vested interest every day?
Come on everyone, you should know better
We turn around the crowded boats of desperate refugees
Who come here seeking shelter and asylum
Shelter from the bullets, and the wrath of our marines
Shelter from our Foreign Occupation
We trap them inside razor wire, then watch them suicide
Watch them lose all hope and lose their families
Then cage them up like animals, and leave them there to die
Hitler did much similar from memory