The Corporate By and By Song





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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.

Lyrics to

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...


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