“They Lied About the Wars” – a song by David Rovics

They lied about the wars

Took time to figure out

That democracy and freedom

Was not what it was about

They said we’d fight the terrorists

But all that I could see

Was I was occupying

Someone else’s country

They lied about the weapons

They all were so convinced

The generals on the TV

Haven’t heard from them since

They say it was an accident

But I think it was their plan

They spread the lie on CNN

And NPR and C-Span

They lied about the jobs

All the pundits used to say

Before the city was abandoned

And the good jobs went away

Sign up to this free trade bill

Win-win all around

Now half the guys I used to know

Are six feet underground

Lying is all they seem to do

Looking at us on TV

They pretend they care

But it’s all about the money

Which anyone can tell

If you have half a brain

Why I should believe them now

It just seems insane

Talk turned to the virus

What we all stood to lose

I was not the only one

Who thought it was fake news

I just went about my life

Like I normally would do

So maybe I’ll catch a cold I thought

Or a little flu

They lied about so much

I wish it were not true

But from this hospital bed

If I could just click on “DO”

I guess I woulda worn a mask

Stayed home to quarantine

Instead of being intubated

Hooked up to this machine

You could say that I’m an idiot

Maybe, I don’t know

But before I take my leave

Before I have to go

Before they stick me in a box

With quarters on my eyes

There’s lots of blame to go around here

And I know where it lies

They lied about the wars


About Wirral In It Together

Campaigner for open government. Wants senior public servants to be honest and courageous. It IS possible!
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