[ssf] Ani rules

Dan dan at aktivix.org
Wed Feb 23 21:56:10 GMT 2005

Just been listening to Ani Difranco's Serpentine.  Forgot how good it 
was.  The lyrics are something, but if you haven't heard her sing, I 
suggest you strangle me until I give you a copy...

Here's some of the words:

... and i must admit today my inner pessimist seems to have got the best 
of me
we start out sugared up on kool-aid and manifest destiny
and we memorize all the president's names like little trained monkeys
and then we're spit into the world so many spinny-eyed t.v. junkies
incapable of unravelling the military industrial mystery
preemptively pacified with history book history

and i've been around the world now and i can see this about america
the mind control is steep here, man
the myopia is deep here

and behold those that try to expose the reality
who really try to realize democracy
are shot with rubber bullets and gassed off the streets
while the global power brokers are kept clean and discrete
behind a wall behind a moat
and that is all that's all she wrote

and my heart beats an sss o o o sss
cuz folks just couldn't care care care less less less
as long as every day is superbowl sunday
and larger than life women in lingerie
are pouting at us from every bus stop
shelovesme shelovesmenot shelovesme shelovesmenot...

and big government should not stand between a man and his money
i mean "what's good for business is good for the country"
our children still take that lie like communion
the same old line the confederacy used on the union
conjugate liberty into libertarian
and medicate it associate it with deregulation privitization
we won't even know we're slaves on a corporate plantation

somebody say halleluja!
somebody say damnation!
cuz the profit system follows the path of least resistance
and the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked
makes it serpentine

capitalism is the devil's wet dream
so just give me my judy garland drugs and
let me get back to work
cuz the empire state building is the tallest building in new york...

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