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Top Censored Stories ( in song )

by David Rovics Friday, Jul. 06, 2001 at 2:07 PM

Who Will Tell the People by David Rovics

Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001

Subject: top censored stories (in song)

Who Will Tell the People

by David Rovics

The CIA is pushing crack in the ghettoes of LA

While the food crops in Colombia get sprayed by the DEA

The FBI is reading your email with something called the carnivore

And the rich are getting richer while the poor are staying poor

They're launching nuclear-powered ships up into space

One little accident could wipe out half the human race

And they're putting radioactive waste into your silverware

Or maybe your toaster or perhaps your wheelchair

The Air Force is bombing people in Iraq every other day

They don't like the government so the children have to pay

The ozone hole is spreading and the sheep are going blind

While the US spends more on arms than the rest of the world combined

Journalists are getting fired from San Jose to Atlanta

When they write about reality, not a fluff piece for Fanta

A death threat every week and sometimes life is short

When the truth is too dangerous for someone to report

(Chorus)

Who will tell the people that free speech is a ruse

The corporations run the country and then they make the news

Is it media or mind control, heroic victories or crimes

Who will tell the people that we're living in these times

Clean water's almost gone all over the earth

And what's left they want to privatize and see how much it's worth

And the cancer rates are skyrocketing though people are smoking less

If you live near a nuke your life is bound to be a mess

Chevron is gunning down the students of Nigeria

Turning the land to waste while the babies die of dyptheria

And the weather's getting hotter, the world's forests are on fire

Pretty soon Brazil will be one giant funeral pyre

(Chorus)

One in three adult Americans cannot read or write

And their children go to bed hungry every night

Our taxes pay McDonald's to sell tumors in Shanghai

While a hundred thousand poisoned vets are just about to die

And two million Americans are rotting behind bars

And while they're there they're working hard building parts for cars

And the Army's running torture schools to keep the earth under control

And they're relocating Navajos so they can mine some extra coal

(Chorus)

And the people are resisting wherever you may go

And this is the single biggest fact they don't want you to know

From New Delhi to New Mexico there are battles going on

And the darkest hour is just before the dawn

And in Berkeley and New York they're raiding radio stations

Trying to turn the voice of the people into the voice of the corporations

Will we seize the airwaves, wipe the sweat off of our brow

Stand and face the beast and shout, "Democracy Now!"

(Chorus)

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