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Published on Aug 11, 2011
Sing along with the on-screen lyrics, and enjoy some old fashioned satire as Molly Read Woo offers up some musical commentary on freedom, equality, and the Citizens United ruling, belted out with a little guitar strumming, some terribly off-key singing, and a healthy dose of patriotism.
The Corporate By and By
By Molly Read Woo
Well I think I'll be a corporation That way I can rule the nation And not that old democracy we knew
No need for real elections I'll just pay for my selections From now on, I'll pick the man for you.
Cause when you spend a boatload of money You can buy your government, honey And the other guys -- they don't have a prayer.
I'll be the dominator Of each and every legislator As my millions in campaign ads flood the air
Yes, we'll buy up all the media For lots of propaganda to feed you To the point where you don't have a choice.
By the time campaigning's done, Corporate interests will have won And you'll have lost your country and your voice.
Cause when those corporate guys go shopping Those senators start hopping, They say pay me now, and then I've got your backs (when I get elected.)
We don't need to worry about terror Cause with this one egregious error, We already threw our nation on the tracks.
Oh say can you see How we sold ourselves out Where we proudly once stood With each other as equal
Everyone had a voice In this nation of choice Then the Roberts Crazed Court Wrote some terrible sequels ...
There's no need to study issues Just grab a big box of tissues And cry your eyes out for the days of old.
When intelligent discourse Was still a powerful force And the public airwaves weren't already sold.
But now those corporations are governing Like vultures they are hovering Cause they know, this democracy will die.
And that notion of free speech And every one having one vote each Will be buried in the corporate by and by...