Flobots

Flobots - Same Thing

rate me

Somewhere between prayer and revolution

Between Jesus and Huey P. Newton

That's where you find Johnny Five Shoot shootin

Water guns at the audience while you’re scootin'

Your gluteus max due to the fact that I'm tootin'

On the horn gonna warn you that I'm rootin'

For the other team in the culture wars

So I stab the beast belly as the vulture snores

YO JOE!

Let it blow with convulsive force

‘Til walls fall off their false supports

‘Til Jericho's aircraft carriers alter course

And all brave young Americans are called ashore

Cause we've already lost the war they keep wagin’

Splattering the streets in battles that keep ragin’

Bloodyin’ each page of the story that we're studyin’

Each day the same just the names keep changin’

Hook:

Saying the same things over again

Repeatin’ the same slogans we don't know where we've been

We've been all over the globe on our government's funds

Leavin’ man, woman, and child dead bloody and numb

Saying the same things over again

Repeatin’ the same slogans we don't know where we've been

We've been overthrowing leaders with legitimate views

Democratically elected but we didn't approve....

(verse two)

How many times can the line divide

How many wars to uphold your pride

These fears uncontrolled just swoll the tide

Of blood in the streets while the people die

I'ma keep on tryin’

Longs as suffering's multiplyin’

And why not

These souls get tossed and left out to rot

My backs broad enough to help left your cross

As long as you help with mine

The process of healing will take some time

To see the pain in your face is the same as mine

It's not a game or a race but the stake is high

We maintain our mistakes for the sake of sides

As long as it takes I’ll say it one more time

As long as it takes I'll say it one more time

As long as it takes I'll say it one more time

Hook

Same thing

U.S. is not us

Same thing

And us is not we

Same thing

And we are not satisfied

Same thing

We’re tired of the same thing

Same thing

And we’re ready to make change

Same thing

Are we ready to make change?

(verse three)

We need money for healthcare and public welfare

Free Mumia and Leonard Peltier

Human needs, not corporate greed

Drop the debt and legalize weed

We say 'yes' to grassroots organization

'No' to neoliberal globalization

Bring the troops back to the USA

And shut down Guantanamo Bay

Who let ‘em overthrow Jacobo Arbenz

Who let ‘em overthrow Mohammad Mosaddeq

Who let ‘em assassinate Salvador Allende

I didn't let ‘em but they did it anyway

Who let ‘em overthrow Kwame Nkrumah

Who let ‘em overthrow Aristide

Who let ‘em assassinate Oscar Romero

I didn't let ‘em but they did indeed!

Don't let them assassinate Hugo Chavez

Don't let them assassinate Evo Morales

And bring back Martin, Malcolm, Medgar,

Hampton, Schwerner, Goodman, Chaney

Sayin’ the same things over again

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