SONG LIST

I Want to Log your Land

Trade That's Free

The Atom

Prison Industry

Acid Rain

I'm Dreaming of a White Work Force

Dangers of the Right

Healthcare Hotel

My Country isn't Free

This Land is OUR Land

I Love My Mine

Live Work, Live Work

You can't Always Grow What You Want

Down in the Schoolyard

Star Spangled Dollar

The Broker

USA Decay home
Play Washington Monopoly!

The Atom

music: Simon & Garfunkel
vocals: Insect Ballet (Casey Connor, Susan Appe)
guitar: Casey Connor

I am just an atom and my story's seldom told.
I have squandered nanoseconds
on a campaign full of mumbles such are promises.
It's all rhetoric, still a proton likes electrons
and they offered me a deal; oh lie lie lie...

In their manufactured Cold War they told me
I was the best;
that I'd fight for truth and justice and
they sure loved my wave-particle duality.

I was naive! I agreed to speak to neutrons
that were waiting in the hall.
I was mighty proud, feeling several angstroms tall.

Lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie,
lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie.

They said "It works just like the sun except that
lots of people die."
"It's an instrument of peace except that all it does it feed our bloated war machine."

"Free Energy! Yeah, except for all the startup costs and cleanup costs and sotrage costs and health-care cost and environmental costs and political costs."

I asked only for a reason.
I went looking for some sense but I got no answers;
just a dogmatic waffling about 'security'.
They are two-faced! The peace-time dividend was spent on guns to start a brand new race; Oh not again...

Lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie,
lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie.

Now I'm laying out my electron shells and wishing
I was gone, going home...
Where the Lawrence Livermore labs aren't beating me Depleting me... going home.
In the clearing on Vieques stands the general in charge with his face lost in a daydream of Space Cowboys and Indians but suddenly I wake up and
I know what I must do I am leaving,
I am leaving I will not fuse for you! Oh no no no...

Lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie.

 

 

 

 

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