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[Verse 1:]
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 2:]
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 3:]
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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