California Uber Alles - The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy





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Published on Jan 13, 2009

Track 12. 'California Uber Alles'. From the album 'Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury'.

Written by J. Biafra / J. Greenway / M. Franti / M. Pistel / Boucher

Contains sample from "California Uber Alles" performed by Dead Kennedys

Hiphoprisy is:
Michael Franti & Rono Tse

Michael Franti - Vocals, Background Vocals
Rono Tse - Angle Grinder, Tire Rims, Chains, Break Drums, Electronic Springs, Sheet Metal & Steel Drums
Charlie Hunter - Guitar, Bass Guitar

Programming and Musical Arrangements by Mark Pistel & Michael Franti

Mixed by Hiphoprisy

Engineered by Mat Callahan, John Baker

Post production engineering by Jeff Mann

♪♫ California über alles
California above all others
(California über alles) (2x) [Dead Kennedys]
I'm your governor Pete Wilson, ya know
The baddest governor to ever grab the mic and go
Gimme a budget and watch me hack it!
Gimme a beat and I'll show you how to jack it!
I give the rich a giant tax loophole
I leave the poor living in a poophole
At a time when Aids is in a crisis
I cut health care and I raise prices
Sales tax, snack tax, excise tax
Information attack with a newspaper tax
Hit the pocket books of working families
Increase tuition at the universities
Some day I'll command all o' you
Even your kids are gonna pray to me in school
Soon I'm gonna be the president
You might remember the last one this state sent

California über alles (4x)
(California über alles) (2x)

I'm so proud to know the Great Communicator
Wanna be known as the Great Incarcerator
I'll blow environmentalists away
And I'll be the führer some day
I'll keep cuttin' Public Education
even though we rank 45th in the nation
I've got a plan for all the minorities
Send'em to the California Youth Authorities
From San Francisco Urban Elementary
to Pelican Bay State Penitentiary
There they can work for the master race
and always wear a happy face
Close your eyes, it can't happen here
Big Brother in a squad car's comin' near
Come enjoy the surf and the sun
and keep California number one!

California über alles (4x)
(California über alles) (2x)

Now it's 1992
Knock knock on your front door, yo guess who
It's the suede denim secret police
They've come to your house for your long haired niece
Gonna send her off to a camp
'cause she's been accused of growing hemp
Don't you worry it's only a shower
And now for your clothes here's a pretty flower
Gonna die on malathion gas
The serpent's egg has already been hatched
People starvin' and livin' in the streets
because they tried to mess with me, President Pete!

California über alles (4x)
(California über alles) (2x) ♪♫

Note: This album is dedicated to Tahan K. Jones, the first African-American conscientious objector from the Iraqi slaughter, and to all others who refused to kill or be killed in the name of the New World Order, and to the infamy of those who did and were.

~ [Finally, after being blocked for 7 months, UMG have let it roll. Many thanks to the copyright owners UMG for allowing this to be heard on YouTube ☺] ~

Note: Ratings 3.5 after 3,472 views whilst audio was muted

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